July 13, 2012

Tortoise and hare - finally reached goal!

Tortoise and hare

If you have visitied my Ravelry page during the last year or so, 
you will have seen this in progress photo.
But this summer, I've been trying to finish old projects
before starting my holiday knitting.

And finally, here is my "Tortoise and hare"-t-shirt.
It's worked in merino wool, and I'm sorry to say,
it's not too warm to wear in the middle of
this cold and rainy July.


The pattern is the 

The pattern is well written, 
as all of her patterns are. 
I did a mistake and forgot one row of animals 
before the arm openings.
I realized before I cut the steeks for the arms, 
but I figured it would be ok, I was too lazy to rip it.
It is ok, but I notice when wearing it, I  keep pulling it down. 

The sleeves came out wider than I expected. 
I don't think I can blame the pattern, though. 
>My gauge was 30 sts per 10 cm in the stranded part, 
and 26 sts in the sleeves,
no wonder they're a bit wide.. But I can live with that, 
and with the forgotten row of hares (or was it tortoises?), 
because I just love it!
(I usually go down in needle size for plain stockinette stitch, 
but I forgot it this time.)


Yarn: Main colour: Pickles Baby Merino. The yarn is very soft,
and I love the resulting fabric, 
but it's a bit splitty, so you have to pay attention when knitting.
Contrasting colours: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino ,
mentioned earlier here

3 kommentarer:

knitnetty said...

Wow! Den ble utrolig fin og du kler den veldig godt! Jeg har også mønstret, det er så fint :)
Så flink du er som strikker på ufo'er. Deilig å bli ferdig med de "gamle" prosjektene.
Hittil i sommer, eller hva man skal kalle det, har man jo faktisk kunnet bruke ull hele tiden.

Mette said...

Nydeleg of veldig kledeleg til deg.

nitsirk said...

Wow, den är helt underbar!

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