Sunday, June 24, 2012

FO: Greyson

I know things have been a bit quiet here but that's not because I haven't been crafting it's just because a lot of my crafting of late has been of the super secret squirrel variety and I'm not allowed to share just yet :-)  I have been lucky enough to do two super secret test knits so fat this year and I have another one on the needles at the moment but once that is done I have a nice long list of wee quick projects to fire off and get things moving again.
Anyway as usual I digress completely from the point of this post.  In amongst all the super secret squirrel testing I have also had the opportunity to test this gorgeous new boys jersey pattern from the ever talented Julia Stanfield.  Julia's ability to get classic and practical designs just right is amazing.  This latest design is for a classic unisex v-necked jersey which was exactly what I had been looking for to knit for Mr A in some yarn I had stashed away here.  As with all of Julia's designs this is a top-down seamless knit and it is super quick to knit up even in the larger sizes.  It will be available in several yarn weights and from nb to 10y so again a great value pattern.
Here is my version of Geryson knitted in Three Irish Girls worsted weight yarn in colourway Aiden.  Anyone who knows me will also know that I really don't do lime green so I struggled a bit knitting this up but I must admit I like the colourway now.  Also the yarn did some pretty funky pooling things on the sleeves but that's ok.
For the bands and sleeves I used Spud & Chloe Sweater in a lovely dark chocolate brown.  I now know why people rave about this yarn it is so scrummy to work with.
Because Mr A is still pretty teeny for his age and is only 21.5 inch chest I did the 22 inch chest size (which is a size 3) and did size 4 length in the body and sleeves.  This turned out to be a perfect fit on him, nice and slim through the body so it works well under a fleece on the cold morning walks to school.
The day I finished this we all went to the Pauahatanui Wildlife Reserve so I took the opportunity to snap a few pics even though the jersey wasn't blocked at that stage.

Here are a couple more pictures after I blocked it, it did grow a little in length of body and sleeves and the fit is fantastic after blocking.

Best of all though is that he loves it.  The TIG yarn has washed up so lovely and soft, my only problem now is getting it off him long enough to wash it.  I can see this will become my go to pattern for Mr A over the next few winter's.  Once again well done Julia on another awesome pattern.

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