Monday, August 13, 2007
FO: Grecian Plaits
Pattern: Grecian Plaits from the Summer 2007 Knitter's magazine.
Size: Small (37" finished chest)
Yarn: Four skeins Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Teddy Bear
Modifications: Very few. I made this two inches longer than the pattern called for (one inch above the waist, one inch below) to accommodate my height. I also worked a row of single crochet around the neck (in place of picking up and knitting 300+ stitches and then binding them all off again after one row, as the pattern called for), and around the armholes, to close them up a little. And yes, I did redo the kitchener seam at the shoulder, for those who are keeping track.
I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but I got sort of side-tracked by all the spinning and didn't get around to taking a picture until today. I loved knitting this. The pattern was delightful and the yarn was a dream. Sadly, I don't think I'll wear it much. The style is not terribly versatile, which I knew before I started. In addition, although I made the smallest size, I find it a little big and shapeless. I think this design really needs to be worn by someone with a bit more of a "front porch" to give it some shape. If you like the design and you're curvy, and not too short, I highly recommend this one.