November 8, 2013
This is Vivi.
Vivi is a Papillon puppy belonging to Gail, whom I met on Twitter. (I was trying to complete my set of all possible spellings of the name Gail.) The red sweater belongs to Vivi’s elderly sister Mitzi. Mitzi’s sweater is 15 years old. Gail wanted it copied for Vivi. I wanted to copy it for my own purposes, so I took it on. As you do. How hard could it be?
With some help from Belinda of True Brit Knits, I did pretty well. My version, in Cascade 220 Superwash (color Marigold), came out a bit longer and a bit narrower, but should fit La Viv pretty well I think.
The one thing I couldn’t figure out was the edgings. I did them all as bind offs so they’d be identical. The red sweater has rolled edges that DO NOT ROLL. They are mock roll edges. This is a great feature that prevents the sweater from scrunching up with wear. Does anybody know how it’s done? There was nothing in my book of cast-ons and bindoffs. In the end, I just did a stretchy bind off. It is not perfect, but as you always say, it has a quality of doneness that I like very much. If anybody knows how to do a mock rolled edge that doesn’t roll, please tell me how and I’ll redo my edgings, because it does actually bug me.
In other news, I made another honey cowl in Madtosh DK. For those keeping score, I’ve lost track of how many Honey Cowls I’ve made.
Happy weekend all!