Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Review of Fifi

I finished the Fifi sweater from French Girl Knits last April. It is made from Rowan Calmer. I have been very pleased with this sweater. I wash it in the machine on cold and dry it flat. The yarn color is fading a little, but it still looks nice. I really love the soft feel of the yarn and the way it holds up. It is still smooth and nice looking and elastic. I would love to knit with it again. The sweater itself is still very nice. If I were to make it again I would probably do a couple rows of K1P1 rib at the neck to avert the rolling. I don't know enough yet about top down raglans to know if there is a solution to the slight bunching at the underarm. The sleeves seem to need to be a little smaller overall. I also probably should have knit it a little longer. I wear it with a shirt underneath because otherwise my tummy shows. Most of my skirts sit a low on my hips. This sweater is one of my greatest knitting successes. I wear it quite often and it is holding up well.

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