Tuesday 1 January 2008

A Hint Of Lace

Isn't this beautiful? Betsy M. made this for her daughter Ann. I met Betsy when I taught in Houston with the Knit At Night guild ( http://www.knitatnight.org/ ) in Sept 07.

This is the Hint of Lace from the 'Button Up Your Top Down' by Cabin Fever. In the book this sweater is done in blues and a second one in brown/pink. This is a lovely colourway and shows how different it can look with a change in colour.

We had discussed some changes she could make to the pattern for a better fit. Betsy was knitting the second size but wanted to make the sleeves a little slimmer. We decided that if she stopped working the increases on the sleeves when she had the number of stitches needed for the first (smaller) size and continued to increase on the body Fronts and Back until she had the number of stitches for the second size body she would get the sweater she wanted. She could then continue to work the body instructions for the second size and the sleeve instructions for the first size. It looks like this has worked out.

It's so cheerful, it makes me smile to look at it.

Thanks for sending the photo Betsy. I love it.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I can relate to the colour choices and the difference it makes. BBD


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