Tuesday, 29 December 2009

cascading leaves

A door prize project!

The Vital Statistics

Pattern:
Presto Chango by Valerie Wallis, available free on the Jimmy Beans Wool website.
Size:
6 months (the smallest size)
Yarn:
Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patiné in shade 06, 1.7 skeins; I won three skeins of this yarn as a door prize at the knit-in for feminist scholarship that I attended earlier this year.

Needles:
Another door prize - this time from a launch of Yarn magazine that I attended in Melbourne a few years ago. And they're beauties - Lantern Moon 5mm straights.
Start to finish:
16 August 2009 to 28 December 2009; such a small project but one that I just worked on in small fits and starts. I'm actually surprised to realise that I've been busy with it since August.
Comments: No major modifications. I used my Cotton Patiné because it was in the stash rather than the yarn suggested. Hooray - stash busting. I also didn't bother to make button holes on the panel but instead sewed on some trusty snaps.

Verdict: An easy knit, to lovely effect. Basic one piece construction, plus the extra panel which I guess you could swap for other (spare) panels which you could knit with different designs/in different colours. Great if your baby tends to be a spewer. I'm not mad keen on knitting with cotton, it was pretty slippery on the Lantern Moon straights which are, by the way, the most beautiful wooden needles. So rich in colour, such a lovely weight, superbly smooth.

1 comment:

Clementine's Shoes said...

Great little project- love the snaps modification! Makes knitting a pleasure when you have some lovely needles doesn't it?