Wednesday, 10 August 2016
WIP Wednesday - Chic Minnie
It is such a clever construction. Worked from side to side, you cast on 253 stitches for the sleeves and work in a broad rib. There is no increases or decreases, you just keep the rib going for the stripes and then split for the back and front. Then the rib continues in the single colour until you get to the stripes for the other side. After that there is the waist and sleeves welts. I'm not sure how I'm going to cram the hundreds of stitches into the cuff but the rib makes it very sprongy so I'm sure I'll manage.
The original wool was 3-ply so I am using Cygnet wool rich 4-ply as I've found it to be a good substitute and it's soft but doesn't pill as much as merino. As I'm stash busting I had to use black instead of white but I think it looks a bit like a chic version of Minnie the Minx's jumper.