Well, it’s FINALLY Done!! lol
Not only was I challenged to begin with, with my concussion, But the pattern was written by an UK designer and I’m an American Irish girl! I’ll get back to that here in a few, after I share the finished sweet set!
After months working on this ‘gem’, I’m quite pleased with it!
As you can see, I altered the pattern and created a more cap sleeve rather then the long. I also changed the neck to white and didn’t use so many tiny Knitted strawberry flowers as it called for. And I knitted the ‘Pips’ [strawberry SEEDS], which I like a lot more.
I used Cot-Lin yarn by Knit Picks and love the subdued colorways. They aren’t so shocking and defined red, white and green and just yummy.
The pattern calls for a size 6 and size 0 for the flowers, but I used size 2 Harmony circular needles for the flower petals and centers.
Speaking of Circulars- This pattern is written for Flat work! No, in the round. I wish that was stated right up front, I had no idea until I bought the pattern and got into it!! But that’s how I roll…should have asked questions, instead of diving in and assuming! lol Maybe, that’s due to I’m still a Young knitter! haha
TIP for my American friends- UK knitting Lingo as follows:
- PIP= seed
- yrn= YO or Yarn Over
- stocking stitch= Stockinette
So of course, with Flat work, there’s a LOT of time intense seaming to be had, but the results are oh Great!
I loved working with the Cotton/Linen blend yarn and I just love, love the way it turned out!
I’ve started a couple more projects working with Anne Geddes Baby Sport yarn and talk about yummy…stay tuned!
Thank you for looking and be a Doll and tell me your thoughts below in the comment box
Hugs and Blessings,