Thursday, October 23, 2008
EZ's Bavarian Jacket
I do adore the i-cord piping. I seamed it from the inside and the outside looked like crap, inside was fabulous. So again I ripped the seams and seamed from the outside... still looked like crap. Fortunately the washing took care of it.
Now we get into the fun of washing. The yarn is superwash. Superwash yarn drives me nuts. Some yarn that is superwash, you can't really wash it in the washing machine. Other superwash sets up better if washed and dried in the machine. (Don't lecture me on washing the swatch first... I am happy that I even knit the swatch in the first place....) Anyways, I washed it in gentle cycle, the yarn fuzzed up and the body and sleeves grew. It was horrible when I tried to block it on the dining room table. Gave up, threw it in the dryer for a bit and removed while still slightly damp. It looked a little better. Still a little soft and limp. The sleeves are still too long; I will wear it a little while and see. My luck is if I shortened them, they would shrink back to their original knitted size after the next washing. Then they would be too short.
As someone who grew up with shirt and sweater sleeves always too short, I really don't mind them being a little long.