Overall I’m very pleased with how Ming Blue worked out. I have oodles of yarn left and I’m considering picking up the lower edge and knitting a rib band to extend the length some. The buttons are perfect in colour albeit a fraction smaller than the buttonholes but I can remedy that issue.
The fit is pretty much spot on, I love the little roll collar (I have a thing about roll/shawl collars – they’re a fave). My concerns with the yarn possibly being scratchy have turned out a non issue and I’m loving wearing Ming – it’s cosy.
My latest WIP acrylic knit for Ania. Never a fan of acrylic this yarn is surprisingly soft and a joy to knit – King Cole DK ‘Splash’.
The pattern – I’m knitting the largest size and I think it was the tassels that got to me! My LYS had a sample garment made up and it was very cute. I’m thinking this will be a useful addition to Ania’s summer wardrobe.
Cast on method came up this week and Raewyn told us she’s now a devotee of the thumb method. She says it’s a gives her knitting a much smoother more even edge.
Raewyn, Wendy and Simone continued with their long term projects, shawl, jersey and jacket respectively. Charlotte’s well under way with a Christmas pressie lacey scarf destined for the UK, will get a pic next time.
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