Thursday, 23 July 2009

FO: Liesl

Wow, I have a lot to catch up on all of a sudden...


Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda Teague
Web Link: here
My Rav Link: here
Size: Large
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed
Needles: 7mm

This was a really fast knit, until I got to joining for the sleeves, and then I had a bit of an ARGH moment, because it's not explained all that well how to do it in the pattern, and magic loop and I aren't the best of friends yet, but I plowed through it. The finished object looks better on a hanger than it does on me, sigh.
But I am not sure if it was just a bad combination, or the lack of shaping in the pattern added to the problem, or my gauge was off, or I made the wrong size, or what. But it really doesn't fit me as well as I'd like it to. The underarms pull, and the yoke bunches - whenever I move my arms, and I really should have done the sleeves a little longer. I figured that they would grow and stretch, since that's what this yarn seems to do, but instead they bunched up and became shorter. Just can't win lol.


The yarn was a disappointment. I got it in a destash, for quite cheap, so I'm glad I didn't pay full price! It seems to lose it's shape very easily, and is lumpy and uneven, and has a lot of grass/vm in it. It's also weak and breaks very easily.

I'm hoping I will like it more with wear, we will see...



Peta said...

What a shame you're not really happy with it, it's such a pretty colour.

Paula said...

I've made Liesl in two sizes and found that the pattern works best with negative ease. There are photos on my blog and on Ravelry. The Ivory one is the smaller one and looks best on me. I love the color you chose!

bubblebeeknits said...

How pretty is that colour though! :D I would really like to knit Liesl, but I don't think I have it in my heart to do it, seeing so many people have issues with it - and I'm not a huge fan of knitting with such large needles either.

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Keely said...

EVen though it's not quite how you wanted the colour really is lovely. I'm knitting a liesl in the same yarn, and I know it blooms quite a lot in blocking, so I'm really hoping it grows, but your blog post has me thinking I might need to rethink gifting it as wad the intention..... Maybe I'll keep it for myself and knit something else in a different yarn.... perhaps Coraline

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