FO Friday | Edie.

Happy Friday, y’all! It feels like it’s been the longest week, and I still have things left to-do on my list, but one thing I do get to cross off is five days of blog posts … and finished Edie photos!

I’m really pleased with the length now (and so happy I spent the eight-ish hours to fix it).

Ravelry details here 

Isabell Kraemer is one of my favorite designers – great shapes, fun details and well-written patterns – and Edie delivers all of these. Isabell wrote the pattern to use a 100% linen yarn (the lovely Quince & Co. Sparrow). She says she added the slip-stitch stripe detail – barely visible in this photo – to combat linen’s tendency to bias. I used a 90% merino/10% linen blend (Madelinetosh Dandelion); and while my swatch biased like crazy, the finished piece looks … fine! Go figure.

The only modifications I made to Isabell’s instructions were to work Sunday Short Rows (this is my go-to short row method and while Carol says she doesn’t recommend them when the short rows are worked just one stitch apart, I did it anyway and it worked fine) and to bind off with a size up needle. If I’d paid closer attention to my row gauge, which was a lot bigger than the pattern suggested, I would’ve known to knit a lot fewer rounds the first time around. (you’d think I’d know better!)

When I chose this spot for the photos, I had hoped you’d be able to see the beautiful irises blooming behind me. Sorry about that! Here’s a photo I took yesterday afternoon and there are even more blooms today.

I’m so glad it’s #blueskybloom season again!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend … that’s not nearly as stormy as the weather folks are predicting 😀.

12 thoughts on “FO Friday | Edie.

  1. That is a beautiful sweater and so worth the time you spent fixing the length. The color is not your usual choice, but so lovely and matches the irises perfectly!

  2. So lovely! I'm attempting to knit this. I made my swatch, and instead of getting 5.5 sts/inch, I have 6 sts, so I'm trying to decide what I should do about that. But I hope my finished one (if I ever can figure it out) looks as nice as yours.

  3. The length looks perfect and what pretty colors! In your sweater and the backdrop – those Irises are beautiful!

  4. You and Edie go quite well together! Wear her in great health …an aside: I have a pair of Skechers (shoes) with fabric very close to Edie’s …and your yard looks quite good from this vantage point (re: landscaping). Cheers~

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