The trials and tribulations of a life of leisure...


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Mellow Yellow?

Eight months plus on from deciding I would attempt to make the Kaffe Fassett Outlined Star jacket I finally finished it yesterday afternoon. I did have a couple of long breaks - 4 months off before I made a concerted effort to do some work on it every day. I set myself a target of 3 rows a day to finish the back - it was taking about 40 minutes a row to work across the sleeves and back. It speeded up a little once I had divided for the neck...

350 grammes of yarn (used 4 stranded) for the star outlines
450 grammes of assorted greys for the star centres, changing the combination every three rows or so
850 grammes of assorted yellows for the background, changing every two rows
Calculated I used about 3 miles of yarn!


Lorraine said...

This is fantastic and very well done. I recently picked up the knitting needles again this year after about 20 years without doing anything with them. Finding it very relaxing and helps keep me away from the food cupboards.

Hels said...

Thanks Lorraine. It is by far the hardest project I have ever done. Just need the perfect weather to wear it now - coldish but no chance of rain :)

Anonymous said...

W.G. Eat your heart out!!

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