(Of course we all know she spent far fewer hours a day working on it than me though.)
Pattern: Minisweater from Glampyre
Yarn: Naturally Merino et Soie (50g, 109 yards), colour 109 (purple); 3 balls
Needles: Denise size US 9 circs
Timing: August 10 to 12 2005.
Adjustments made / Lessons learned:
There were only 3 balls of purple left at the shop and I used every last inch of 'em. (I'm still not sure purple's the colour for me, but they match the grapes!)
My adaptations are very similar to Laura's. I did yarn over increases. I didn't want puffy sleeves, so I ignored all those extra increases on rows 15, 17and 19. I also wanted to make it a wrap, so I ignored the buttonhole directions. To make it a wrap, I picked up 5 stitches on each side at the bottom and garter stitched till I ran out of yarn (15 inches). I worked the sleeves in the round on DPNs, picking up 4 sts under each arm (and ignoring the decreases that corresponded to the puffy-sleeve increases that I didn't make earlier) - woulda done Magic Loop if I knew how. And finally, I didn't put on a boarder.
The ties weren't as long as I would have liked - next time I'll make sure I have at least 350 yards to work with.
This is certainly one of my favourite garments to date - not just in terms of knitting enjoyability (a lovely balance of simplicity without being completely mindless), but for wearability too. I plan on knitting at least a couple more!
You'll have to excuse my crazy tits - I'm due to start my period any moment now.
I can't get enough of these grapes! They're organic Sovereign Coronation grapes from Feast of Fields Farm in Niagara. I'm so glad that shopping at Karma is almost like having a farmers' market right around the corner from my house.