Monday, October 26, 2009
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda
Yarn: 1.25 skeins of Isager Strik Alpaca 2
Needles: US 6 circular
Started: October 14, 2009
Finished: October 23, 2009
This is one very popular pattern and you'd think it would be a fairly easy knit if so many people have made it. Well, I was wrong. It was very difficult for me. There is something about that darn yarn-over move that just makes my life hell. This is not to say that it isn't easy for someone else and I certainly don't want anyone to think I didn't like doing it. Granted NOBODY likes having to rip out anything, but this was an obsessed challenge that was I was not going to lose at.
Ishbel = 0 / Me = 1
The only modification that I did was knitting the larger size lace pattern on my smaller stockinette beginning. I did have to dip into a second skein which makes me ponder... Could I get a small version out of just one skein?
With the leftover yarn I'm going to cast-on for the Ishbel beret. I foresee tons more cussing;)