Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Cats Are Out Again
I never took the time to get some photographs of my huge felted cat sweater. Well, here it is having a stroll with me on a beach near by. It really is nice to wear - but it has absolutely no figure flattering elements. A good thing that I do not have to go on a cat walk. LOL!!!
When I knitted this I used too large needles, knitted a size too big and ended up with a sweater that was twice as big as the felted one in the photos.
I can not find the photo taken before felting. But is was huge.
The pattern is from the 90´s when sweaters were supposed to be a little tent. So, I stormed into my LYS and asked for help.
They found out that I should put it in the washer on 30 degrees and it worked. Half the size and useable for outside walking in early spring and autumn.
I knitted with Rauma Finull and Pt2. And used up a lot of stash.
This is from the time when I thought that white is the best color to show off other bright colors. Which is totally wrong. A good thing about learning is that it never stops.
I love the pattern and it makes me smile. That is why I recently made a jacket from the same pattern which is some sizes smaller. And of course in other colors.