• Knitting & Crafting

    FO Fridays: Buttercup


    This project used the frogged yarn from Paris. I wanted something with positive ease for this yarn with lots of nice drape. I also wanted something with a good neckline. I must admit my neckline is a bit bigger than in the pattern, but it’s within reason and I can wear a tank top underneath. It is warm and light.


    Buttercup, started January 24th 2013, finished March 13th 2013.Ravelry Project Page
    Pattern: Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier Ravelry Pattern Page
    Size: Small.
    Sleeves: 17cm/7”
    Underarm to hem: 42cm/16”
    Bust: 40cm/15.5”
    Neckline: 22cm/8.5” W x 15.5cm/6”
    Yarn: Inca Gold Baby Alpaca by Susan Andrew Collection – 100% baby alpaca – 200yds/50grams – used 175g or about 4 skeins out of my 6
    Needles: #4/3.5mm long circ for body and #3/3.25mm long circ and DPNs for sideways garter rib and neck
    Modifications & Notes:

    • Cast on front piece with Cable Cast-On
    • No waist increases.
    • As PiPiBird’s variation on Ravelry: Knit “k4, k2tog” in the penultimate round of body. Knit another round and then did sideways garter rib: CO 14 sts on 3.25mm and knit last stitch with one stitch from the body.
    • Lengthen sleeves to about 36 rows and knit “k2, k2tog” for penultimate row. CO 12 st 3.25mm for sideways garter border for sleeves.

    Lessons Learned: Sideways garter rib.
    Cost of Project: Around $20-25 for the 4 skeins I think.
    Would I knit it again? Doubtful that I would need 2 of these, but this pattern is easy, attractive and appealing especially as written as the sideways garter was fiddly. I recommend it.

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