Sunday, January 4, 2009
It is done! This is my newly completed, whilst drinking Black Hen Shiraz and watching Knocked Up, Leaf T-shirt by Melissa LaBarre. I have used Imperial Purple Amaizing, a corn fiber yarn that is machine washable and a heavy sport / light 8ply weight. It has a tape construction that was lovely to work with.
I was a little worried when I got to the end of the first ball. Seemingly there was a frayed section about every round or so. I decided it was either a very dodgy lot (which I really hoped wasn't the case) ir maybe it had something to do with the cardboard inner that the stuff is wound around. Hoping for the later, I rewound all of the other balls off of the cardboard and had no more trouble. I can't say whether it was the tube or the first ball was just crappy but better to be safe than sorry.
I am really happy with the end result, am wearing it now in fact! The Amazing has a nice feel to it. It is not incredibly soft but neither is it scratchy. I decided to finish all the edges with ribbing which I am glad of. I think it gives a far more polished look than the rolled edges in the original. I am sure there are others who would prefer the casualness of the roll. I also decreased 24 sts (every 4th row) just under the bust to give a more fitted look. Other than that, there were no mods.
This was a quick(ish), fun little knit that I think has turned out very well.