You have to look pensive in finished knitting object poses don't you? Otherwise you might look like you're having FUN, and some patterns are way too serious for that. Even in silver jeans.
This was a serious pattern to knit. The herringbone stitch takes a bit of getting used to, but once established, totally worth it. Hawkeyed readers may notice that I don't appear to have fully gotten the hang of the herringbone stitch pattern until somewhere near the underarms. I noticed this myself, but let me tell you that by then I wouldn't have frogged and re-knit from the underarms even if I were being held at gunpoint.
I'm on the fence about it actually. It's soft, it's cozy, it's FUNNEL NECKED for god's sake .. But the thing is though, it is HUGE, and I am very short. I could easily wear it as a dress.
I knitted the smallest size, and I went down a needle size, but I should have started the sleeves a good 15cm before I did. I probably should have done something about this when I had the niggles of 'man this is taking a long time' during the process - but I wanted oversized, and oversized I certainly got!
I think, at some stage, I will cut it short and do a turnover hem on the bottom. I think that the icord sleeve edges and the lovely rollover funnel neck deserve to be teamed with a similar bottom edging. I'm surpised it wasn't part of the pattern to be honest.
But not today. Today I wear it in snuggly comfort, drink coffee, read moody books and slope around looking appropriately pensive.
Pattern: Chaleur by Julie Hoover
Size Made: Smallest
Size Made: Smallest
My Ravelry Project Page: Chaleur
Yarn: Cascade Eco Cloud 10 skeins
Needle: 2 sets of 4mm circulars
Modifications: None (yet). But it's very long for me, so I think I'll cut it off and add a turnover hem around waist height. I also might re-do the neck hem and make it more invisible like it's supposed to be. Having said that, it's just gorgeous the way it is, so if I never get to it I'll be okay with that too.