3 January 2006
This is the second thing I made after I learnt to knit and made a scarf. The pattern comes from a book by Rowan. You can see the original pattern here. I left out the beads because I thought they’d be difficult.
The yarn is Rowan 100% cotton. It has a picot hem (left), which is very easy to do (knit a few rows in
stocking stitch, then do this sequence for one row: knit 1, take the yarn over the needle, knit 2 together. then go back to stocking stitch).
Around the neck is a picot cast off, which takes a bit of concentration (cast on 1, slip 1, cast on 2, cast off 4). If making it again I would put a few extra rows on the torso as it’s a bit short for me. The Rowan parterns are really good though – very easy to follow and their knitting magazines actually have patterns for things you’d consider wearing (rather than Jenny Kee colour explosion horrors)