Pattern: Flair by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton, by Blue Sky Alpacas, Inc. (100% Cotton; 150 yards / 100 grams), 6 hanks #625, Graphite
Mods: I made the body 2.5" longer and the sleeves about 3" longer (I have ape arms) and need longer arm proportions.
I am having trouble with the inside buttons, which are needed to have the fabric lay right. This style is double breasted and I made the inside button holes and sewed the buttons on but not loosely enough. When I put the sweater on the divets made by the button on the other side were way too evident for my liking. I cut the buttons off and am using 2 safety pins today, which actually works ok. I’ll try sewing some inside buttons on even more loosely to see if I can get them indistinguishable. If not, safety pins will be my permanent solution. Classy.
I liked this pattern very much. It’s a nice straight forward top down raglan that goes quickly. I also enjoyed the Blue Sky Cotton too, it’s not shedding and so far no pilling, though it is day 1. If you’re thinking you’d like to make this one too, I see Kpixie has a kit available for a very nice price. Okay, off to channel Miss Audrey Hepburn.