Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Finally finished working on Helena, which is a free pattern published in the latest issue of Knitty. Nice and easy pattern, but of course I made a few modifications. Added an eyelet band across the middle so that I could thread a ribbon through... rather than using the knitted ties as per the pattern. Worked one extra lace pattern repeat, to make the jacket a bit longer. Edged around the sides and neck with single crochet, rather than garter stitch.
I made this in a size four... it's a little large, but should be a good fit for next winter. Hopefully by then I will find a nice black satin ribbon to match. I have temporarily used a black twisted cord for the tie... but would prefer a ribbon. Now I just need to find one. Ah... the joys of committing oneself to using only RECYCLED materials. Never mind... I have until next winter!