To me they look cheap when knitted up and really don't benefit much from blocking. Blocking can cure a million knitting sins but not with acrylic yarn. I think the problem is exacerbated in chunkier acrylics too as they don't have the required weight to create that vintage look I'm going for. Sigh.
Still, this will do fine for work days until I can be bothered to rekinit the pattern in a decent yarn and the vintage shell buttons are nice. Ho hum.
|Ugh, it flares too much at the waist, it curls at the hem and the crochet is too loose.|
On the needles is a wool/acrylic blend yarn but as it is a blend and only 4-ply, it seems to be OK so far.
The jumper is a pattern from the original "A Stitch in Time"and is very simple in a waved rib. I have so far completed the back and about a quarter of the front. Everything is going to speed up now that I have moved past the mind numbing rib.
|detail and a cat's paw...|