Friday, May 09, 2008

The perfect Henley





Henley Perfected
Pattern: Henley Perfected by Connie Chang Chinchio from IK Spring '08
Yarn: Scachenmayer Nomotta Merino, 8 skeins, found in a yarn shop in Paris Chinatown (yes, I'm so Chinese I have to visit Chinatown in every city I visit)
Needle: 3.5mm Addis
Comments: So, I started this sweater a few months ago. The knitting part didn't take very long, it was quite a simple pattern and I added in some extra waist shaping. BUT, the finishing....the finishing took longer than the knitting. Then come picking the buttons (which I stupidly bought 6 instead of 7 required). I think the knitting only took a third of the time I spent finishing it up. And I managed to get it done just in time for summer!! (insert sneering tone).
Anyway, the finishing might have been hell, but I adore the neatness of all the hem. I did the folded hem for the buttonhole bands as well since floppy bands are just not for me. The yarn is soft, but also a bit scratchy against my skin, so I'll be waiting until it gets much colder so that I can wear it layered.


Rambling time....
I'm FREEEEEEEE.....WOOHOOOO!!! By free I mean no more stupid deadlines and courseworks, and I think summer has come to London! I'm still busy going house-hunting and slowly packing up and contemplating a destash *ehem*. We'll see about that. I'll be back soon with more summer wooly goodness!

7 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Yuvee, it is so perfect! Looks great on.

Elizabeth said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Lovely job. Congrats on finishing your term - I'm done too, yay!

knottygnome said...

wow it looks really great on you, and i LOVE that dress!

Bajanknitter said...

Gorgeous Yuvee it is really lovely on you!

Peggy said...

I didn't take notice of this pattern in the magazine but seeing your FO certianly make me look through the magazine again!

amanda said...

it is absolutely wonderful on you! The time on finishing was definitely worth it :)

Annelis said...

This is beautiful and looks so good on you! Have a great Summer break.