Posted by: Moggle | January 10, 2009

FO – Opulent Raglan

I finished this in the early hours of 1st January but for various reasons haven’t taken a decent photo till today. I’m not even particularly happy with this one but it was the best we were able to get in the poor winter light.

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Pattern: Opulent Raglan by Wendy Bernard

Source: Knitscene Fall/Winter 08

Yarn: Handspun – blend of 68% zwarbles from fleece, 16% alpaca, 16% white BFL

Needle 4.5mm knitpicks options.

I’m pretty happy with the way it fits, although I think perhaps I should have done the waist shaping a bit differently. I’d like it to be a little bit narrower directly under the bust. Considering my row guage was way off (2 st per inch) I’m pleased it fits so well. I did the flared sleeves from the pattern but hated them. I did 2×2 cabled ribbing. I also did 1×1 ribbing at the hem instead of a folded hem.

I love the shape of the neckline and I think I might try to do a plainer version some time in the future.

Earlier this week I ‘fulled’ the heathered singles from my last post. I was too impatient to photograph it in the skein but took a photo once it had been wound in to a ball.

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I haven’t actually started with it on the bolero, but I’ll probably do that tonight. So far it’s looking like this.

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I’m also on the last few rows of my first express lane socks. I am trying to use up exactly half the yarn and it just keeps going and going.

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Responses

  1. Gorgeous raglan! I love the colour and I think the changes you made to it really work well..

  2. Wow, the Opulent raglan looks great! The colour is gorgeous, and the fit is really nice too.

  3. I love the raglan! It looks fantastic, very classy and goregous colour!

  4. The raglan is great – beautifully made. I’ve never really looked at Wendy’s patterns before but inspired by you I’ve just done a bit of Ravelry research. She has some nice stuff!


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