Monday, July 24, 2006

Morgan's Girlfriend Swing Coat - WIP

I don't bother posting my works in progess all the time but I'm pleased that this one is coming along pretty well so I took some photos last night. This is the Girlfriend Swing Coat I'm making for my niece, Morgan. The color isn't quite true here, it's called "Orchid" (Knitpicks Shine Worsted) and has a pinky-lavender tone. So I'm well on the way to having one sleeve done, and after the sleeves, I'll be adding a shawl collar to it and maybe adding a trim to the front so it doesn't curl so much:

front:


back:


I was irritated when I started the sleeves--they're only 50 stitches around so using 4 bamboo dpns was painfully slow. So, I read up and learned how to use two circulars instead and now it's going much faster. I hope the sweater is big enough for the kid by the time I finish. I asked Shan about Morgan's size but it's hard to say if this will be too big or small. If it's too small, then my friend Lara's 2 year old Ila will get this instead :) It's too girlish to give to Finn.