Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The (aprés surf) hoodie
All my crafting efforts recently were focused on this, so I'm really glad and proud it's now finished. This was my first lace project, and although enjoyable it also took much longer than I thought. It did turn out very nice, and because of the yarn, it's very, very comfy to wear.
Pattern: Aprés Surf Hoodie, by Connie Chang Chinchio, from Interweave Knits Summer 08
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashcotton 4 Ply, color Vivid (6 skeins)
Needles: 3.25 mm
Ravelry link here
Changes: Gauge was somewhat off (I think 24 sts instead of 26) but it turned out a perfect 32 size which is what I intended. I lengthened the body a bit by knitting an extra pattern repeat before starting the decreases and I didn't switch to the smaller needles for the hood. And the neckband is only one inch tall instead of the suggested 1 1/2 inches. Apart from that, the pattern is very well written and constructed, and this piece is already a favorite in my wardrobe.