一點好運開襟外套身體完成後, 過了五週才收到袖子的織圖, 又要開始繼續織. 這件開襟外套設計的重點織一就是它的袖子: 澎澎袖, 或詩人袖, 澎澎的部分跟身體羅紋邊上方一樣的一些幸運草蕾絲花, 所以取名一點好運, 就是這個意思吧! 袖子從袖口起針向上做環狀編織, 不需要縫合喔! 一個晚上就打到下圖, 半個詩人袖, 當作是 project 進度好第二天網聚拿去交待.
About five weeks after I finished the body, the sleeve pattern arrived. The sleeves are actually the focus of the cardigan, they're puffy and lacey poet sleeves! Like the body, they have some clover leaf pattern on the puffy part, hence the name un peu de chance I suppose! The sleeves are knitted form the cuff, no seaming! I finished half a poet sleeve in one night so I could show off a little in the knitting meet-up the next day.
Half a poet sleeve
網聚時大家看到詩人袖都好喜歡, 還有人愛不釋手, 等織圖正式發表時, 每個人都可以打一件!
My knitting friends LOVE the sleeves! They simply ADORE the design. Some of them couldn't even get their hands off my poet sleeve! I guess they can all knit one for themselves when the pattern is published!
網聚回來, 詩人袖也打好了, 卻發現袖子很寬. 把打好的身體部分穿在託瑪姐買的 Knit Picks 可換頭輪針組 120 公分的 cable 上試穿, 真的是太大了! 雖然開打前有打測織片計算鬆緊度, 且確定打 38 的尺寸會在原織圖 34 和 38 的中間, 對我來說是剛好的 (因為我的鬆緊度比原織圖小), 不管怎樣, 就是太大了, 勢必要重打. 也許我沒有自己想像中的那麼身軀龐大吧!
After the meet-up, I finished the puffy part, tried it on and found it too large. Just to be sure, I transferred the body onto the Knit Picks 120 cm cable for interchangeable circulars I asked Margaret to brought me, tried it on and found, seriously, it's WAY too large! I did knit a swatch and calculated that I should knit size 38 and with my gauge smaller than that stated in the pattern, the actual size will come out between 34 and 38, which should be just right for me. Anywaym for whatever reason, it was really too big, reknitting seemed to be the solution. Or, maybe I'm not as large as I imagined myself to be! 34 IS my size!
詩人袖完成 (背景是小若的 IKEA 椅子, 右邊是小謙的手)
Poet sleeve (it's Scarlett's IKEA chair and that's Sebastian's arm and leg on the right)
因為這是幫 Marie-Adeline 測織她將要發表的第一個開襟外套織圖, 所以一定要謹慎, 且我已經決定要把袖子拆掉重打, 所以連身體也拆掉重來. 重打時就選 34 的尺寸, 用新的 Knit Picks 美規 4 號 3.5 mm 的針, 比原來可樂牌日規 5 號 3.6 mm 不過小 0.1 mm, 但打起來差好多, 鬆緊度更佳.
I am test knitting for Maire-Adeline's first to-be-published cardigan, I must be cautious, so I decided to rip out the sleeve and the body and reknit then. I reknitted with size 34, and with Knit Picks US4 3.5mm circs, which is only 0.1 mm smaller than the Clover Japanese5 3.6mm circs, but the gauge is so much better and also the result.
袖口是別線起針打的羅紋邊, 我很喜歡, 而且挑起別線上的針目時沒有出錯! 重打袖子是用 80 公分可換頭輪針 + Magic Loop 的打法, 很順很好織喔!
The cuff is knitted with provisional cast-on and I like this one, and I didn't mess up for the first time picking up stitches from the waste yarn! Also I used Magic Loop method with 80 cm circs to knit the sleeves.
Sleeve 1 done
Sleeve on the arm
打這件開襟外套我買了 11 球線, 原來打 38 尺寸時一直怕線會不夠, 好在發現太大重打, 打完一隻袖子發線才用了一顆半, 兩隻袖子用三顆, 原來身體用掉四顆多, 重打小一號會用更少線, 估計線量夠打完這件外套. 即使不夠還是可以回士林毛線超市買, 上次去換線時知道還有一些同缸號的線, 只是我很不想為了這線再去一次, 感覺不好.
I bought 11 balls of yarn for this cardigan. When I was knitting the size 38 I was worried that I might ran out of yarn. But then it was too large and I had to reknit down one size. Sleeve 1 used up 1.5 balls, so 3 balls for two sleeves, and the body originally used up a little over 4 balls but reknitting a size smaller would use up less yarn. So I figure that it would be enough to finish the cardigan. I could go back to Shilin Yarn Supermarket for more if I ran out for I know there are still some balls of yarn from the same lot, but I really don't want to go there again for this unless it's absolutely necessary.
重打中的身體羅紋邊 + 一次幸運草花樣
Reknitting of the body, ribbing + cloverleaf pattern
結果重打身體進度很快, 兩天就完成了! 第二隻袖子也兩天完成, 本來可以更快些, 但打詩人袖時編織邊打瞌睡一直打錯, 所以慢了.
The reknitting actually progressed very fast, I finished the body in two days! And sleeve two in two days, too. I could be faster but I dozed off knitting the second sleeve so some unravelling was done.
身體 + 兩隻袖子
Body and sleeves
當初就是看上這個袖子才打的, 織友們都說好可愛, 只是可愛這個形容詞好像很難跟我連在一起! 但 Marie-Adeline 的設計很特別, 也許我也能穿可愛的衣服囉!
It was for these adorable cute puffy poet sleeves that made me want to knit this cardigan. It's just that it's hard to related the adjective cute/adorable to me, but Marie-Adeline is an incredible designer and maybe for that I can finally wear cute and adorable cardigans!