I have no idea what that shiny spot in the picture was! Tying a knot makes it look like a bolero ... a garment type I usually steer away from. But I think it looks quite well with Glad. :)
Pattern: Glad designed by Sarah Hatton from Rowan 39
I knitted the small size (34" bust) with just one minor modification. I used one needle size throughout. The knitting was mostly a breeze as the mohair grew fast on the needles. However, the picking up stitches along the 2 front pieces and the neck of the back piece is a huge pain ... mainly because I just dislike picking up stitches (that's why I love short row heels for socks!), no to mention picking up 367 stitches! I'd also like to mention that the sleeve caps fitted perfectly into the body ... no agonizing moment wondering if a good fit is possible. I just love this!
Yarn: Feza Kid Mohair (80% kid mohair and 20% nylon) 5 balls Col: 205 Shades of Blue
This is the same yarn I used for Birch. Love it. Mohair soft enough for a garment to be worn next to skin. I am itching to try the lovely mohair I bought from Artfibers ... but maybe I should take a break from mohair. What do you think? :D
Gauge and Needle: 22 sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using Denise US7.
Start Date: 07-09-2006
Finish Date: 08-09-2006