I'll be showing off my FO parade all week but today I'm excited to finally share my finished Duchess Bedford!
|Madelinetosh DK in Duchess|
I knit this pattern as a KAL with Wei Siew, but she finished weeks before I did. There was a lot I learned while knitting this pullover which was exactly why I wanted to try the pattern. Firstly, this sweater is knit bottom up with raglan sleeves that are added after the body is finished. Secondly, I loved the twisted stitch pattern on the body portion which zoomed along. Thirdly, not having knit reverse stockinette stitch before, I welcomed giving it a try.
I also wanted to follow a pattern faithfully from start to finish and it was such a nice experience to do so. Where I was most nervous was in joining the sleeves with raglan shaping, but I read through the instructions several times, gave myself plenty of time and space to knit this section, and I am pleased to say that I DID IT! It's not perfect -- there's a little separation on the left-side shoulder -- but for my first attempt, I'm stoked! Knitting with Madelinetosh is pure pleasure, and I'm glad I chose to use their DK weight yarn and US7 needles as the pullover is exactly what I was looking for: snug and warm.
Miranda modeled my new pullover for this blog post but do not be mistaken: this Duchess Bedford is mine. Stay tuned for another blog post when I show you the yarn we bought for her Bedford.