It is done. And not too pleased with it I am. The shape is all long and not at all boxy like the photo of the original. Now, there were some gauge issues, the pattern was 19×26 over 4″ on US6. I was getting 21×23 over 4″ on US8. And actually, I got 19×26 over 4″ on US8 in the body section. I knit to the length told. I know my yoke is longer, due to the row gauge being off, but really? Based on their numbers, their yoke would have been 5.8″ deep. Mine is 6″ deep.
I guess those 2 sts over 4″ less I had made all the difference? Theirs would have been 39″ at it’s widest point, at the base of the yoke before the arms split off, and mine is only 37″. Also, the bulk of the multiple strands don’t help either. So, before I go on with this pattern I plan to see if this one fits the intended recipient. If not, major rework needs to happen before I make one for the other cousin.
So much about this I don’t like. I know I don’t like acrylic yarns. But, even with the 25% wool content, this is a blech to me. It is not soft, it does not drape, it has no bloom. Plymouth Encore has a nicer hand than Wool-Ease. From now on, no more acrylic!!! Superwash wools only. Just need to find a yarn that knits on a US6 to their gauge. That sounds like Light Worsted to me, but really? Who labels their yarn Light Worsted? DK would be close, but not sure that would work either. I never knit DK on a US6, much too loose for me. I am sure I will probably just use the Wool-Ease again, but I won’t like it!
Kudos to my Elder. She shot a 43 yesterday in her golf match. It was 8 over par for the course. She got beat by the 1st place golfer on the other team by 4 strokes. Way to go Elder!!! So proud of her progress this year. She only took up golf seriously her freshman year. As a Junior she is consistently playing 1 or 2 for her team. Her first year we were happy if she broke 60! Now we are learning it’s a lot easier to shave 10 strokes off when you were hitting 60, than to shave off 5 strokes when you are around 50. Her range this year has been between 47 and 54. But the last few outings she has been on. Now, to advance past Sectionals this year, that’s her goal!
OK, head over to Tami’s to see who has an FO to show today.
PS. I am 22 yards away from knitting 10,000 yds so far this year. I have never kept a stat like this, so it’s neat to see a milestone. If it took my 8 months and 1 day to reach 10,000, wonder what I will have with only 4 months left? 15,000 yds knit? Not sure I could do 10,000 over the next 4 months, even if my knitting has picked up lately.