Friday, July 30, 2010

FO: Buggy

Buggy--otherwise known as Hey, Teach--is officially done!

The Details:

Pattern: Hey, Teach! by Helene Rush.

Size: Um. Small, I think.

Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed. No sir, I don't like it! This yarn was a pain to knit--literally. A heavy worsted raw silk and cotton blend with no give or flexibility at all; my wrists and elbows may never recover. It does make for a nice finished fabric, but not nice enough to go through that again!

Needles: size 7 KP Options.

Mods: I made the body two inches longer and did elbow-length sleeves. I also added buttons (6 instead of 4). I added extra ribbing to the neckline to bring it up a little higher and keep it from sagging. Oh, and I did twisted ribbing instead of regular 1x1 ribbing because I prefer it. Otherwise I followed the pattern on this one. It's a nice pattern if you don't mind seaming. Personally, I think I'm going to stick to seamless garments for a while!


Walden said...

Lovely, it looks like it has a good drape to the fabric. It looks very nice on you.

weezalana said...

It looks great on you! Fab color, too!

Anonymous said...

I think Hey, Teach looks lovely on you. Love.Love. the color! I knit this piece too and couldn't believe all the seaming involved, but I do like the garment.

marit said...

It looks really good on you! Nice colour too.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It looks perfect! Very flattering.

I didn't enjoy seaming the sleeves in on this one...but I liked the finished object.

Romi said...

It looks terrific on you!

Renee said...

it's lovely!