Thursday, February 25, 2010

Francis Revisited Revisited

I made my mom her own Francis for Christmas. 

Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Silk 8 skeins
Color: Bluebell (discontinued)
Needles: Size 9 - addi clicks
Pattern: Duh

Notes: I knit it in Medium, but my gauge was 14 sts over 4 inches so it was a bit more snug than the standard medium. I also added four stitches to the underarms to avoid holes (a trick I’ve learned since making the original FR) I then picked up 3 each side, and added an extra decrease to take care of it.
I also knit the sleeves with a bit less flare. I knit to the 7.25" increase round, knit two rounds (3Xs) then knit even for 5 rounds (so 7 rounds total after first increase). Then I knit the seed stitch.

That was too much brown

So I think the new look of the blog was actually making me ill and making it impossible for me to post anything, so now it's all fresh and clean. We'll see if it sticks.

Also: I've got knitting news. Finished Haven. Finishing my trellis and vine pullover (i.e. Oscar) for the ravelympics. Stay tuned.

Do you call it a Dlog?

My dad has a blog! I think you call that a Dlog or maybe a Flog or a Plog, anyways, check out what dad has to say here.