On & Off The Needles

My latest finished object is the Cropped Raglan Top from Vogue Knitting Winter 2006/07.

Maybe I should rename it the Not-So-Cropped Raglan Top. I’m short waisted so opted to make this a bit longer and also lengthened the sleeves from the pattern. As I used a substitute yarn this was no problem ($$ wise). The pattern calls for Colinette Point Five. For me to get hold of some of this yarn cost big bucks so I chose Sean Sheep Brumby 51% wool/49% acrylic. As long as the yarn is a thick/thin type then this pattern stitch will work. It is a top down style & a very quick knit. Although mine is “holier” than the original, I guess my yarn had more thin then thick.

I’m still going with the Cabled Bolero from this same issue of Vogue Knitting. It is definitely going to be bigger than the pattern specifies so I may add another row of pentagons & have more of a jacket shape, I’ll see. As it is I’m probably using a pattern adaptation and having one less pentagon in the first row. I really like the way the hexagons are knit so am definitely planning on another in a DK weight and also going down a size.

I’ve cast on for the Mystery Stole 3 KAL and have knit about 20-30 rows. This was fairly quick because at this stage there aren’t many stitches on the needles. I’ll get a progress picture up later in the week.