Saturday, May 17, 2008

Corsica

Just in time for summer, I have finished Corsica. Although in a typical British summer, sometimes a big chunky sweater is just the thing. I really liked knitting this, the pattern was well written and it's (as I've probably said loads of times by now) an interesting construction. My only critisism would be that the arms are on the skinny side and it's a bit of a stretch and a struggle to get it on. The same number of stitches are used for all sizes of the pattern at the moment, which I think is rather unrealistic. I know the pattern is going to be published for larger sizes than are available at the moment and they will have wider arms.


Pattern: Corsica by Fiber Fiend
Size: 38"
Yarn: Sirdar Hug in Murmur 170, used 10x 50g balls
Needles: Denise Interchangeables, US10.5
Mods: I did about six more pattern repeats on the arms to make them longer, I like a nice long sleeve that amply covers my wrists and half my hand. I also reduced the number of rows at the back of the neck.

9 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

WOW!!!! - What a fabulous knit... off to queue it in Ravelry immediately!

Queen of the froggers said...

That is just gorgeous! The yarn looks great, was it nice to knit with?

Fiona said...

Oh, my.... That looks fantastic. You've done a great job.

clarabelle said...

Corsica is absolutely gorgeous on you! It's such a lovely fit - I think the sleeves look great, even if they might be a bit difficult to get your arms in!

Bah humbug, I so wish I was young and slim...

TutleyMutley said...

Beautiful - and really flattering -
I love cables.

Kay said...

That looks fabulous! Gorgeous work.

modelwidow said...

That is really lovely, it looks the perfect fit too.

woolydoodles said...

That's gorgeous! But I'm with you on the longer and wider arms(I don't think my bingo wings would fit lol)
Take care
Love n hugs
Mel x

gilraen said...

I love this!!!! It looks fabulous on you too :D