a yarny finish in “Lincoln” green.

With the clocks going back the other weekend, and night time falling so early, I seem to have more crafting time in the evening and a desire to knit.  I showed you the beginnings of a small project, not so long ago.

It’s a Stylecraft pattern, designed for organic cotton, but I was stash-busting and therefore used a Stylecraft Special DK  acrylic yarn in “Lincoln” green.  I cast on to make size 4-5 years and knew, when I began, that I wouldn’t bother with the stripey sleeves, but keep it plain.

And here it is (front view first)  I wanted to knit this one because it gave me more practice with the raglan sleeve seams and also because it gave me practice with decreasing “in pattern”.

Just one area where I could have maintained some of the holey pattern when decreasing along those raglan edges, but didnt.  Possibly more noticeable on the back (above) than on the front.   But overall, I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

I knit on 3.25mm needles for the ribbing and 4mm needles for the rest, as per pattern.  Used approx 170g of yarn, and was amazed at how quickly it knitted up.  Begun on 27th October, I actually finished on 2nd November, so less than a week from start to finish.