Don’t you just love spring? The weather has been lovely today and we’ve had lots of sunshine here in
, such a change from last weekend! I hope you’ve been enjoying good weather wherever you are. Suffolk
The pattern repeat spreads across 12 rows. It's not as hard as it sounds but you have to follow the pattern the entire time - no watching TV and knitting for me on this one!
I’ve used this pattern before, here, following it exactly and I made a few adjustments this time round. The original called for an 18” placket to be knitted separately and then stitched on to the front, but I didn’t like the finish and so incorporated the additional stitches when I knitted the fronts. I also knitted the collar separately because then there’s no worry about making sure I’ve picked up evenly around the neckline which is harder than it might sound.
I found these beautiful buttons on eBay.
|All pressed and ready to start|
|I use safety pins to join the two pieces exactly before I take out the needle and thread.|