Regine is yet another feel-good project after Lace Blouson, which, by the way, has proved to be a very comfortable wear. I say these are feel-good projects because the knitting process is enjoyable, with the patterns being well-written on the whole, thus not causing any agony and doubt; and the whole project does not take an enormously long period of time to finish. I just feel lucky to have picked 2 such projects in a row.
I took several pictures of Regine being modeled. Among them, I like this one best ... though it's not showing the garment best:
Pattern and Modifications: Regine designed by Sauniell N. Connally (you can find the pdf file of the pattern on her blog)
I made the small size with a 34" body measurement. I made no other modification on the pattern, except for the length of the sleeves, which I continued knitting even after the increase until the sleeves measured 19".
The very good thing about this sweater is that it can be worn casually (with jeans) or more formally (with pants or skirt).
Yarn: TLC CaraMia (50 Acrylic, 19% Nylon, 18% Rayon, 13% Angora) 4 balls Colour: 2501 Aqua
Do you have any memory of this yarn? I think it was discontinued not too long ago. I got 8 balls from Joann's as closeout. I should have bought some more of the other colours then! It is very soft and comfortable. Okay, it's not the very best yarn ... but hey, soft angora yarn that is machine washable ... that's great. Besides, I have a feeling that it won't pill too much. But there's angora (though only 13%), so it sheds!
Another bonus ... as many of you have commented, the colour is just beautiful! :D
Gauge and Needles: Addi Turbo 4mm for the body pieces and sleeves, getting 21.5 stitches to 4" and Susan Bates US5 for the neckband.
Start date: 10-07-2006
Finish date: 10-22-2006
Halloween is approaching ... and that means October nearing its ends. I am feeling kind of guilty because other than starting the sock I planned for Socktoberfest, I didn't make too much progress on it. Now I just have to see if I can at least manage to make the pair before handing out the treats!