Friday, March 3, 2017

LOSY ASJ finished

I gave my mother her new ASJ yesterday. It might be a little longer than I had hoped, but I was so scared of making it too short. It's kind of like a coat on her.

I love the way the colours came out. I thought they would be more blended and less stripy, but I think it looks really interesting.

Last ASJ I made my mother I didn't do a good job on the buttons, and she took them off and resewed them. This time I did it properly, buttons on the back and all. I sewed each one on with a different coloured sock yarn, and I think it's really cute.

I did tight cuffs, mainly because I had already reduced for the cast off when she tried it on, and they needed a couple more inches, so I just knit on, with half the stitches. This turned out to be a happy accident, because they fit well, and look good.

As well as making a wonderful coat for my mother, I used up about 800 grams of Left Over Sock Yarn. reducing the pile to a bit less scary. All in all a very satisfying  project.




3 comments:

  1. It looks amazing!!! Now you can buy more yarn?

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    1. Not really. I've still got 14km of yarn, and nearly a kg of undocumented sock yarn.

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  2. It looks awesome, well done :)

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