Yarn: Republic of Wool/Twist Fingering
This is my first purchase of Republic of Wool and I love it. The yarn is hand dyed in small batches and not easy to get hold of on the East Coast. It's soft and the colors are beautiful. I chose "Dirty Unicorn" for the best grandaughter in the whole wide world (BGITWWW). She loves all things unicorn "even dirty ones."
After reading through the pattern I cast on for the size 10. I chose the twisted rib for the sleeve and body hems. I wish now I had knit the neckline in twisted rib. I slipped the first stitch on every row purl-wise with yarn in front.
|Pretty little selvedge.|
|Pretty Dirty Unicorn!|
Knitting went smoothly up to the sleeve join. It was when I had to pick up two silly stitches that I knit into trouble; the ends did not meet well. After three attempts I put the project away for weeks. The fourth time around all went well on one sleeve.
|Please excuse the shadows. I was outside trimming Mock Orange shrubs.|
I cannot wait to give BGITWWW's cropped cardi a soak!
The second sleeve join has been horrendous! I have stretched the fabric at he join so much that I and have to go way way back to firm up via the purl side. I only have 11 rows to knit and this will get done but am too frustrated presently so I started another project. I do plan to finish this before the end of this month.
The swatch was spot on for this in a size 10 from the pattern but it is quite roomy in the back and the sleeves so I knit it an inch longer in length. The positive side is that there is growing room and I'm confident the yarn will withstand the test of time!