Mirage
Finished
March 16, 2018
April 28, 2018

Mirage

Project info
Mirage by Shellie Anderson
Knitting
xs
Needles & yarn
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st after blocking
926 yards
Rowan Kidsilk Haze
0.5 skeins = 114.5 yards (104.7 meters), 12 grams
Shibui Knits Fern
3.5 skeins = 812.0 yards (742.5 meters), 175 grams
Gray
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California
Notes

This cotton, Fern from Shibui Knits, is so soft, it feels like I’m wearing a light and airy cloak of velvet. The knitting up too feels velvety and flannel-ish. The yarn is lightly brushed and is a very nice knitting experience and not at all stringy like some unfortunate cottons can be. I highly recommend this yarn, and it comes in a gorgeous color palette. This is a great addition to the knitters who love+love+love knitting with summer cotton and crave the best!

The pattern, Mirage by Shellie Anderson was a good one. I only made a change in the sleeves: instead of knitting them separately and sewing them in, I picked up stitches around the arm scythe and knit them top down with short rows. For tapering my long sleeves I made decreases every two inches to the wrist. I also finished the neck by picking up stitches and doing an i-cord bind off.

I am a bit unsure if the A-line shape and flared bottom hem suits me. This is knit in pieces, bottom up. The shaping decreases begin soon after the knitting begins to create the a-line flair. I just don’t usually wear that shape and I think it will take me a little while to get used to it.

viewed 978 times | helped 3 people
Finished
March 16, 2018
April 28, 2018
 
About this pattern
188 projects, in 365 queues
Kristenlynnea's overall rating
Kristenlynnea's clarity rating
Kristenlynnea's difficulty rating
About this yarn
by Rowan
Lace
70% Mohair, 30% Silk
229 yards / 25 grams

40074 projects

stashed 35409 times

Kristenlynnea's star rating
About this yarn
by Shibui Knits
Sport
100% Cotton
232 yards / 50 grams

483 projects

stashed 433 times

Kristenlynnea's star rating
  • Project created: March 9, 2018
  • Finished: May 1, 2018
  • Updated: May 2, 2018