Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A finished knit - "Made so quickly" from A Stitch in Time

Hurrah!  I have finally, 100% finished something.

I'd been looking for something to make from A Stitch in Time for a while but felt daunted by the complicated look of the patterns (I think a symbol for level of difficulty would be useful in all craft books).  After consultation with my favourite knitting guru, Katie of  My Vintage Dresser fame, I decided on "Made So Quickly," an update of an item from Woman's Weekly, September 1936 and described as "a pet of a jumper in easy knitting."

It was a fairly simple pattern, though I did have some problems with gauge, only lengthwise though....it seems I'm a long knitter!  But usefully, this book has pattern diagrams showing the measurements and so I used these rather than sticking to the listed number of pattern rows.

I used a true red cotton DK yarn from Debbie Bliss which I won for a song on eBay and was, contrary to reports online, not splitty at all.  This was my first time knitting in cotton yarn and it did take me a while to get used to its lack of stretch, but as it was a good quality yarn I quickly got over that and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Here is the original pic from the book, and here is my little red number.  The pics aren't great.  My camera is worse than the darn phone.  Grrr!






I'm feeling rather proud of myself.  In fact I shall have a glass of wine to celebrate.  Red wine.  :-)

18 comments:

  1. And so you jolly well should - this is LOVELY :)This is deemed an easy pattern? Cripes. I cannot knit - and I shant bore you with my failed attempts. Unless you fancy a good laugh.

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  2. That's gorgeous - great job. I am really impressed! Enjoy that wine.

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  3. Beautiful! It looks better than the original and the coral color was a good choice.

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  4. That's brilliant - you've done such a good job with this pattern. I'm inspired to give it a go myself!

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  5. So envious! I attempted a vest - a VEST - and I screwed it all up. *laughs* Very nice work and that color is lovely! ^_^

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  6. i just went to a friends house last night to learn to knit. just learned to cast on and all that beginner stuff. You nailed it on the sweater. looks beautiful!

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  7. Ha! Yours is nicer than the one in the book, well done chicken x

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  8. Awww, thank you so much everyone! Just have to keep it away from the cats now...

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  9. As said before me- soooo much nicer than the one pictured in the book!.... and Woohoo to a finished knitted- Hurrah! Well done Miss, you are going to look tip top in that! Tups x

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  10. From you, Lady Tups, that is high praise!

    xxx

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  11. Gave you an another award check it out! :http://missamethystspowderroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-love-your-blog-award.html

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  12. You are such a clever girl, I am in awe of you...xxx

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  13. OOOh "Snoodlebug"

    Exquisite on every level ! I admire such beautiful work and style.

    ~Heart~
    Elise x

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  14. That is so ravishingly pretty! I have every right to be proud of yourself - I'd be bubbling with delight if I'd just finished such a lovely project, too :)


    Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday & festively fantastic December ahead!
    ♥ Jessica

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  15. it's wonderful darling, it really is, well done1

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  16. Oooh how lovely! It looks better than the picture in the book! I might try this one myself seomtime x

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  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

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