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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Funky, Casual, Outdoorsy, Classic
Kraemer's Tatamy Tweed Worsted - to my estimation this is a lighter worsted then many of the others I have knitted with. Its a cotton/acrylic blend and works up really nice!!
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make my son a sweater but since what he wanted was not readily available as a pattern I developed this by taking bits of pieces a few that he did like and working out the math... BY HAND. Now that I have been working through Faina's class that should not be such an arduous task anymore.
Yes, I know, it says it was made as part of the class, but there is not really any other way to share it with you all and I did use some of the information from the class to write the instructions in the book I keep track of my projects so if I have to ever reproduce them... or maybe some day publish a pattern or two.
What are you most proud of?
That I was able to make him exactly what he wanted. BTW... the placket still needs its buttons. I have not made/found the right ones yet.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take the class first so you have some guidance in how to do the measurements and then calculations you need to do to get everything to fit together properly.
Also, I would advice learning a bit about plackets and how they attach to the garment. In all honesty, doing that placket sucked!