We are experiencing a weekend that cannot be matched. It is “fall” but really feels like perfect summer weather. It is a gift. The Yarnery and Darn Knit Anyway are hosting a fall fiber event this afternoon at a farm, which sounds like a great way to knit and enjoy the outdoors!
I finally put in the time to finish up my Scatness Tunic. The knitting had been done for a few weeks but the finishing work remained. There is a tremendous amount of finishing to this project…and it is not your standard seaming, etc. You make buttons (which I had already done), add a fabric or ribbon facing to the front bands, and sew on snaps. I had to be in the mood to do it!
I enjoyed making this very much. The yarn is scrumptious: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. The pattern was well written, but like many current patterns, the armhole depth seems skimpy to me and is too late to fix.
I did the Wheelhouse buttons as described in the book. I used one inch plastic rings which I knew would show through, so I first covered them with yarn held double and a standard buttonhole stitch:
The buttons are lightweight and super cute!!
I searched high and low for the right braided ribbon, and finding none resorted to fabric. I had finished the steeks my usual way (twice, but don’t ask!) but at the last minute decided to tuck them under the fabric lining. I used nylon snaps as suggested in the pattern. Not sure what I think of them but I am also not sure what would have been better.
I am just finishing up a Scatness Cowl based on the tunic pattern, which I will share later when it’s done. All in all, a great project and done in time for Rhinebeck! Woo Hoo!!