Friday, February 13, 2015

Possum perfection

I finished my possum jumper and it is divine. It fits me, and, even in the lace pattern it so so warm and cuddly. I'm so happy with it.
I ended up using a folded hem on the neckline:

 as well as the sleeves and the bottom because I find it neater than the prescribed curled edges. Other than that and leaving off the hood, and knitting it in the round up to the underarms and the sleeves in the round, I followed the pattern exactly! It’s a little flared in the stocking stitch areas, if I was to do it again I would go down a needle size for those:
 
But it’s still one of the better fitting jumpers I’ve made for myself.
I started with 150 grams of the unbelievably beautiful yarn and ended with 2.9 grams left over, so it was close the wire, but it never felt it. So, beautiful yarn, a wonderful pattern and a really wearable jumper. I actually finished this last week and have worn it three times since. It works with jeans, and skirts and dresses and I am utterly enamoured of it.  











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