Monday, 6 August 2007

Raglan, I have had to kill you

You do not do, you do not do, anymore, black shoe raglan, in which I have lived like a foot torso for thirty years five minutes, before I realised that the ease I'd worked into the pattern was unnecessary. But I'm not at the "raglan, raglan, you bastard, I'm through" stage: I've frogged the yoke, and I'm halfway through reknitting it. Which means that you all get a (temporary) reprieve from the obligatory trying-on shot. And you don't want to see another picture of a heap of yarn, or a could-be-anything mass of fabric sitting on a circ, do you? So let's have a look at something pretty.

This is the fabric for Matilda Jane. Get Knitted took my garbled email instructions, and found me a great match to my Wool Cotton from their Amy Butler range. Unfortunately, my sewing machine has packed up, so this has to be forwarded to my sister, who will run it up into a lovely ribbon for the lacing panel. And once I've got that sorted, and found my buttons and attached them, and sewn up my hems, that will be that for Matilda Jane. I'm almost resisting the last stage of finishing because I'm so very happy with this cardigan as a work-in-progress.

7 comments:

Knot Another Knitter said...

Oooooh pretty!

Queen of the froggers said...

I won't mention the raglan but MJ looks great, can't wait to see it on!

Seahorse said...

Don't you get onto that flipping Sylvia! The Bell Jar did untold damage to me at far too early a stage in life, then I got soaked to the skin on a morbid excursion to the graveyard in Todmorden! ;)

MJ though, will be lovely!

Sarah said...

Glad you spotted the unnecessary ease at this stage.

Purty fabric, they got you a good match

clarabelle said...

Love the Matilda Jane fabric - can't wait to see the finished item!

Too bad about the swinish raglan... chin up and keep away from that gas oven.

LilKnitter said...

MJ is going to be adorable!! See, now I have to make one, and I already have a list of about 20 different patterns to knit, about two for which I have yarn. Bah...

Thanks for the post about the compound raglan. It's like a nice compromise between the shapes of a raglan and a inserted sleeve.

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