Pattern: Austin by Connie Chang Chinchio
Yarn: Araucania Ranco
Well didn’t this little number loiter for a while! No excuses – just kept putting off that last sleeve. I love the end product and I’m very happy with the fit but oh my word – I do not like knitting fine yarn at a loose gauge. Alternating the skeins was pretty tedious too.
With my less than perfect ‘picking up’ skills I’m not sure this method of knitting sleeves is ever going to be perfect for me, and if I were to knit this again I’d probably knit the sleeves flat as this was definitely the least enjoyable part of the knitting. The loose gauge meant my DPNs kept falling out and it was driving me to distraction having the weight of the whole garment hanging of the needles at the end.
Knitting issues aside, this is probably the most wearable item I’ve knitted to date. It’s a great pattern and is perfect if you’re averse to seaming. If I could just persuade Lily to knit me one in palest pink now!
btw…going to keep you waiting just a few more days for our news but stay tuned. At least I’ve got internet access now so regular posting should resume!
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