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tirsdag 15. oktober 2013

On Drops patterns

A while ago I finished a cardigan, that I believe I have not blogged about earlier, in a pattern by Drops. It sort of settled my opinion that Drops patterns are really not that great. I have to admit I'm happy about the result, but there are a few things that annoys me.

First things first; let's have a look at the finished garment:

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At first glance it looks really cute, right?

Let's take a closer look:

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It is this part that really annoys me. In the pattern it said to knit every stitch that would not fit in the cable-pattern as regular knit stitches. When shaping for the armhole (which, incidentally, makes a nice fit, so that's one good element) this became problematic, and as you can see I ended up with a bunch if knit stitches that look as though they should have been cable knit. It would have been so good if they could make the instructions clearer, or rather, create a pattern where all the cables and decreases/increases are perfectly matched. Another thing that was worrying me during knitting, was that it looked so small for a size 5/6. Luckily it grew a fair bit during blocking (to be honest, I gave it a good stretch, just to be sure).

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In the end, the girl (and her parents) who got it for her birthday loved it, and that is all you want, isn't it? More about this on Ravelry.

Have you had similar experiences with patterns from Drops? I'd like to hear I'm not the only one!

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