Mystical Stripe finished

Mystical Stripe by Kaffe Fassett
Rowan Magazine 34
Kidsilk Haze & Rowanspun DK

It took me forever……….and I would certainly knit it differently if I ever knit it again. So, here’s some advice if you’re interested in taking on the mantle. I would definitely knit the body in one piece. I started knitting in the ends, which didn’t please me as it made each row end more bulky, especially with the DK wool, so there were thousands of ends to sew in but worth it in the long run. I should’ve made it longer and it could’ve done with some shaping in the back. Otherwise, it’s lovely to wear, light, soft and VERY stripey.

I ended up using 2 balls of KSH Smoke 605, so I think they misprinted the requirement for 2 balls of Rowanspun Thorn 748 and I had about half a metre left and still the buttonhole bands to knit. I knit that about 3 times in different colours…….because there was SO much yarn left over but decided on Thorn instead. The grey did work best on balance.

I did actually finish this the day before we flew to Australia, so apologies for the slackness in posting.

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