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Daffodil by Orianna Viktoria
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
960 yards
Rowan Felted Tweed DK
4 skeins = 764.0 yards (698.6 meters), 200 grams
La Boîte à Laine in Tours, Centre
Rowan Fine Tweed
2 skeins = 196.0 yards (179.2 meters), 50 grams
La Boîte à Laine in Tours, Centre

A very clearly written pattern! Seriously faultless!

I knitted my first Daffodil with great zeal and energy but halfway through had to stop. The reason, I am afraid to admit openly, was a tension problem. My gauge which should have been 22.5 stitches over 10cm ended up being around 24.5. I sighed, wished for an easy alternative to the inevitable truth, and started all over again using 3.5 mm needles instead of the suggested 3mm ones. I knitted this whilst sitting under apple trees in blossom and over Easter. It was slower than it should have been because I was tireder than usual. The funny conclusion I have reached now it’s finished is that although it fits me like a glove (thankfully) I would have been fine wearing my original version with a tighter tension. It would have made for a closer fit. I love the name of this pattern with its tribute to those cheerful spring flowers. I am slightly addicted to Rowan Felted Tweed although I do find it a little slippery on my circular needles!

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50% Merino, 25% Rayon, 25% Alpaca
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  • Project created: April 21, 2012
  • Finished: April 21, 2012
  • Updated: April 22, 2012