The LONG awaited project: LBD (or Little
It's as pretty as I imagined! (IMHO) And not perfect.
At least not MY intarsia.) At the time my newborn granddaughter seemed far from wearing the smallest size for this pattern, 1-1/2 years, so I contented myself with other baby projects. Then I started the lower edge. It was quite the challenge... in Danish, with a most complicated combination of written and chart instructions, where neither were stand-alone instructions. It turned out lovely both times. I frogged the whole thing once and substituted colors and remeasured and gauged blah, blah, blah. And now it's too big for my 1-1/2 year old so it will wait patiently for her to grow into it.
In my other posts I voiced concerns.
Concern #1: I picked up a dropped stitch. Would it even out in blocking? The answer:
Concern #2: I used kinky yarn (from the frogged mis-start) and first time yarn. They looked way different when knitted up. Would it even out in blocking? The answer:
Concern #3: Not previously voiced in a post, but at a meeting of knitters I asked what was I going to do with a garment that twisted. And I'm still asking all of you, why has it twisted so badly, and how do I get it to straighten out? Is it because of the circular one-piece body? Will it come out in blocking? The answer:
(See above pictures.)
Not really. It's an illusion. I blocked it with wonderful straight rods down the sides, looked perfect while drying flat, but as soon as I start handling it, it wants to twist. (What I mean by twist: the rectangular | | body becomes a parallelogram \ \ .)
It is what it is, and I already have plans to add more trim so a 3 and 4 year old will be able to wear it... until she says, "Gram, would you make me a different tunic?" And of course, the answer will be: What color?
Pattern (in Danish): Siksak og Roser by Løve Garn from Løve Garn, Baby og småbørns-strik 2
Yarn: Bomuld 8/4 Merceriseret by Løve Garn Fingering / 4 ply 100% Cotton 180 yards