Monday, 29 December 2014

Kim Hargreves Aislin Jumper

I finished Kim Hargreaves Aislin in 13 days- which is definitely a personal best. The pattern in quite simple especially once you get past the flounces. 

I ordered the yarn from Deramores. It looked quite a bit darker on the website, but I liked the colour so decided to continue. I also made a mistake not realising the pattern called for kidsilk Aura rather than kidsilk Haze.Kidsilk aura is now discontinued, so I made up for it by holding the yarn triple as I knitted, as I worked out from the yardage that kidsilk Aura was 2.8 times heavier. It seems to have worked out well and the flounces still fall nicely. The neck edging does not curl over as it does in the pattern book- not sure if this is to do with the yarn. 

I started with a medium at the hips and worked to a small at the waist, by working 2 extra rounds of decreases, which also lengthened the jumper by 5cms. I also lengthened the sleeves by 3cms each, although I wish I had made it 5. 

This Jumper has already had a few outings, including Christmas day. I realised when making this, how much I like Kidsilk Haze yarn. I am now knitting Kim Hargreaves' Precious from the same heartfelt book as a coverup for a friends upcoming wedding.