A few months ago I finished my paper dolls sweater but never got around to blogging about it. Here it is, finally. And I heart it. I heart it alot.
So, the specs… The pattern is Paper Dolls by Kate Davies and the yarn is Harrisville New England Shetland in suede, waterlily and raspberry. Its lovely stuff, woolly and humble. I used just over three skeins of the main colour and about half a skein each of the contrasting pinks. The pattern was well written and concise; the only modification I made was to increase the number of stitches for the sleeve caps, to accommodate my tuck-shop lady arms.
From cast on to blocking it took 2.5 months, which is pretty good for me these days; even better when I remember I also knitted Archie’s jacket in that time too. It actually made a pretty good commuter project, as most of the knitting was simple stockinette, knitting round and round and round. Which did get a bit boring; I was very glad to join the sleeves and start on those charts!
The fantastic photos were taken at Kanagaroo Valley in August, during our knitting weekend away. Thanks Knitabulous!