Sunday, July 30, 2006
I promised an Orangina update, and here it is, finished! I knitted this exclusively last week and finished it up. Note to self: monogamous knitting means faster finished objects. Sorry for the crappy photo. Mr. S has a lot of strengths, and being the official XRK photographer isn't one of them.
Pattern: the ubiquitous Orangina, by the Glampyre, Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Rowan 4-ply cotton. I used 4 balls of Cheeky. This yarn is absolutely lovely, but then again, I do love knitting with cotton. Very smooth and comfortable to knit. No knots or anything.
Needles: US2 Addis. I swatched on US3s, and preferred the lace on US2s.
Pattern Notes & Modifications: This is actually a simple lace pattern to memorize, and once I submitted to using stitch markers liberally, I experienced success. I am an absolute beginning lace knitter, but I think I began to learn to read my lace, so even when I did make errors, I learned how to fix them. Or frogged liberally and carefully. The only modification I made was to add a stitch on each side for a selvedge to make seaming easier. I did made a small, and it fits comfortably. In a previous post, I wrote about being concerned about fit, but even with three inches of negative ease, this sweater fits nicely. Orangina knitters, knit small fearlessly!