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« on: July 24, 2016 04:44:56 AM »

I've been away from craftster for a bit but I have been busy making things - just haven't gotten around to posting them.

This is from an old pattern that belonged to my mother-in-law.  The pattern is by Lux and just calls for Double Knitting wool of any make.

I dont know the date of the pattern but Lux were still using the "If it's Safe in Water, it's Safe in Lux" slogan. I guess they hadn't heard of goldfish.  Roll Eyes

The stitch is a bit like a moss stitch but with slipped stitches carried up to the row above.

I used acrylic yarn from an ugly twin set I  had made years ago where the tension had gotten looser as I knitted so the whole thing ended up very shapeless.  I did wear it occasionally but decided I could make something better with the yarn. After unravelling and washing to remove the kinks I soaked it in a lot of fabric softener and that made it much easier to roll into balls and to knit with.
If I make this pattern again I won't do the pockets as they don't hold their shape at all. Also I need to learn how to stitch up seams.  Mine turned out very lumpy especially on the cuff which is knitted in one long strip and I had to sew the cast off edge to the cast on edge.  Sad

I much prefer knitting in the round and no seams, but that wasn't entirely possible for this design.

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016 07:35:27 AM »

Despite your own critiques, you did a good job!
It has a lovely vintage feel to it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016 07:00:05 AM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016 09:33:10 AM »

Looks good to me; nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016 10:03:30 AM »

Thank you. I do like the pattern very much and will definitely make it again one day.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016 02:57:15 AM »

nice Jacket  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016 06:09:30 AM »

Thank you
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2016 07:34:59 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016 10:04:02 AM »

wow Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016 03:52:23 AM »

so glad to see this is featured, due to its RockNess!! It is so beautiful!!
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