Wednesday, December 26, 2007

In the nick of time!

I wet blocked my tree jacket last weekend and it is now ready to wear! I am really pleased with the results.

Tree Jacket by Zephyr Style, Size XS
8 skeins of Tahki Savoy (52% silk, 48% merino: 109 yards per skein, color 104)
Addi Turbo needles size 8: 16 and 24 inch

Modifications: Altered the lace pattern to K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK which kept the pattern from twisting.
Otherwise I knit exactly to pattern specifications.

I will say that this yarn is one of the softest things I have had against my skin and it feels fabulous. I'm also always amazed at how silk/wool blend yarns totally change when wet blocked. The stitches meld together and look so much more even!
This one is a winner!


Aurelie said...

Thats a keeper. Beautiful how it came out. Fit is perfect.

Susan said...

That looks beautiful. Great job and smart modification for the lace.

LizKnits said...

Your sweater looks just great!

Just call me Ruby said...

Your tree jacket looks great. Will definately follow your modification on the lace. Much prefer it.

Robin said...

It turned out great!! Perfect fit and I like the modification you made to the lace.

Sarah said...

Looks wonderful! Great job!