We arrived in Cairns yesterday for a conference, the moon was round and high in the night sky and the bats were singing pretty songs. They were flying between trees like a flock of crazy birds . It looked like they did not know where they were but then efficiently hooked themselves on a branch like the professionals they are.
I brought with me my nice and knit KAL jersey, Cookies and cream from Ruth Green, it is full of lacy holes, perfect for a tropical winter. It took me a while to finish officially this yellow goodness as the sewing was quite challenging. I had to sew front, back and arms. the lacy pattern made the sewing hard. The collar was very sloppy so I had to thread through a yarn around the collar to help it hold its shape.
What I realised when sewing is that I had to cut and hide tones of mini threads!!! I have to say that circular needles are great at avoiding the sewing, the cutting and the polishing!
Here is the finished object ! In front of the pineapple stand ! You can buy any kind of tropical fruits and vegetables ! I love that and remember it is winter in Cairns ! :)
I had to take a picture of the back too. I love how the sloppiness of the jersey gives a relax feel to a lacy pattern. I am very happy on how it turns out !
Overall it is an easy knit, there is however 2 challenges:
The sleeves: they are not long but you will have to recreate the pattern along the increase so you will have to know where you are in the pattern.
The sewing: it is challenging to have polish look !
I made a mistake around the collar as you can see on the pictures but I was too lazy to rectify my mistake so I left it as it is! it looks ok I reckon !
Happy cookies and cream !!!