Saturday, August 9, 2014

the Cria and the cuffs

I finished the knitting on Cria last Saturday and blocked it immediately. I wore it to work on Tuesday and am wearing it again today. It's warm, and drapey and a wonderful colour and only a liitttle bit bigger than I thought it would be.

 So, why did it take so long for me to blog about it? The cuffs: I followed the pattern to the letter for the body, which, for me, is a bit unusual. Normally I shorten things here and there, because I'm fairly short. So, when knitting the sleeves I followed the pattern too. The sleeves didn't just come out too long, they also came out too wide.

 I couldn't do the cute french cuff thing Ysolda showed in her pictures, and I couldn't wear them straight because they were so long and wide. I've been wearing them folded back, but they looked really bulky and I lost the button details.

 I thought about ripping the sleeves right back, but the garter stitch bit would have to start just under the elbow. So when I got home yesterday I simply ripped the cuffs back, so they were twice as short, and moved the buttons over to make them a bit tighter.
 It's not as cute as the original, but it does make this a wearable, comfortable, lovely, jumper, even if it is half a size too big.

(Photos are thanks to Kate)

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