So… I’ll get my blog caught up with another project from earlier this year. This one is “Diana” from Hot Knits by Melissa Leapman. I made it with Interlacements “Cheyenne” merino wool (discontinued). It was an interesting knit, and I liked the twisted rib. What surprised me was how the back goes together. The book has no photos of the back, and although the schematic shows the straps coming from the shoulders, I didn’t really “get” how it was going to go togther until I was knitting the straps. I followed the pattern instructions and sewed the bound-off ends of the straps together at the back of the neck – but if I were to make this again, I’d graft it instead. (I made this before I learned how to Kitchener.) DH loves this sweater. He likes how it looks in the back, and he really likes how varigated yarn knits up (he’s already thinking about another vest). I, on the other hand, always love how the skeins of varigated yarn look, but tend to be disappointed in how they look when knitted. I like this top, but if I make it again, I’ll use a plain yarn to show off the ribbing pattern.
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