Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pilot House in Red



For once I have finished a project at the right time of the year!  
Winter has not really made it's presence felt but come 1 June, I am under no illusions that it will. 

I had come to the conclusion after completing my owls jersey, which incidentally I haven't worn yet, that shaped jerseys are the most flattering shape on me.  I also came to the conclusion after my Owls jersey and Miette cardigan that I don't like knitting in the round on circular needles.  The Pilot House Jersey by Amy Herzog proved to be the perfect solution and best of all, I could use her custom fit software to get the perfect fit for both my wool/tension and size.

To trial the pattern I used an op shop find,  the perfect amount of wool still wrapped in it's paper covers.  It is Patons Caressa which according to Ravelry is discontinued.  I knitted it on 4mm needles and the composition of the wool is 45% wool, 45% acrylic and 10% mohair so it should be nice and warm.  




I love the fit of this jersey but I think the neckline as shown is perhaps too low.  For this reason I chose to raise it but I feel it is now possibly too high.  Never mind, I can soon remedy this for my second version which incidently I have already begun!

6 comments:

  1. I really admire anyone who can knit! Love the colour and the cable panel is very effective.

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    1. Thank you! I love the fit on this one. It is lovely to wear which is the measure of any good clothing item in my opinion.

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  2. I hope the second version is as lovely as your first version.

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    1. So do I, but as it is not for me, I hope I don't like it too much. I just may want to keep it.

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  3. Stunning! I love it! The lace pattern on the front looks really nice and the lovely cheerful colour will be so nice to have on for those grey winter days :)

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    1. Thank you! Actually one of your lovely fitted cardigans was the inspiration for my searching out knitting patterns with shaping.

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