I had the best of intentions….
Ms Jane, A Melbourne girl had already combined the Hannah neck with the body Laurie and it looked like exactly what I wanted….
But muck about with body parts and, well, you might end up like Frankenstein.
I mentioned a few days ago that I was in the gauge sin bin and this is why….It’ll be a home girl, this one. If it is lucky it’ll get a trip to the coffee shop. The ease factor is ridiculous and it’s turned a cute sweater into a minor tragedy.
Pattern A combination of Laurie and Hannah from Louisa Harding Summer Classics.
Yarn Sublime Extrafine Merino DK. I prefer Karabella or Zara. I don’t think this feels as nice and the colour range isn’t nearly as good. Ms Jane did her gorgeous looking one in Zara.
Modifications Due to being way off – 3 st/4inches, if that is really possible – with gauge, I knew I was in great danger of running out of yarn. Hence instead of the full shebang lace edging for the sleeves, I did a seriously trimmed down model. Actually, I am happy with these couple of inches of knitting. If I’d knitted according to the pattern, I just would have ended up with something that I had to keep fishing out of my soup. Also, because the neck hole was now UGE, I repeated the lace around it, which just stops it falling right off my shoulders.
Thoughts This would have been a great project if I had been in cooee distance of gauge. Actually, I’m tempted to give it another whirl with Zara like the sensible Ms Jane did.
Possible up side: I’m in a group in which you have to knit a sweater a month….and I’m hoping this counts for more than one!