I always find it very nerve-wracking to sit down in front of an blank post – particularly since it has been a while since my last post. Nevertheless we must go on. I finally finished my Waterlily top.
I used Schoppel-Wolle Admiral 4 fach – which is a great yarn, I had used their more adventurous colourway for a pair of socks so I was looking forward to trying out this yarn again in a garment.
It really blossoms after washing and becomes so soft and dreamy. Honestly, it’s the softest piece of clothing I own.
Overall it was a very straightforward knit, really easy miles and miles of stockinette. However, I did find that the front part of the pattern was not quite as “idiot proof” as I would have liked. It involves one stitch with the left hand side of the pattern, for those of you who have already knit it, you may know what I’m referring to.
Aside from that it was pretty simple, no major issues.
Here it is in all its glory
One modification I made was with the length of the top – I made it a few inches longer than the pattern had called for, and I’m so glad I did. I believe the pattern was knit to about 12 inches, I went as far as I possibly could with the amount of yarn I had, I knit about 14-15 inches, and even at that length it’s still a bit shorter than ideal. I also had a huge issue where I changed the cast on edge to ribbing instead of garter stitch and, well, it all flipped up on me, so I had to rip that back and re-knit the bottom after it was finished. Which was not something I particularly enjoyed.
Overall it’s my new favourite knitted piece – I’ve worn it so many times already. I need to plan another one, maybe in a nice grey?