I just finished Daicey, a new store sample, one I intend to wear around the store this Spring & Summer. It was a super quick and easy knit, a real low-brainer. I think it is going to be a great sweater to wear over a tank or cami in the summer! It’s open, airy, casual, modern, and simple – all things I like.
- The neckline is quite wide (as it is designed to be). If you have broad shoulders you should be fine. If you have narrow shoulders (like me and my mannequin) you might find it slips off your shoulders. If I make Daicey again I will cast on fewer stitches for the neck.
- I expected a lot of drape and made a size smaller than I would normally, but it really does have a ton of stretch. I think I over-estimated my size, if I make this again I might make the smallest size (I’m a size 4-6/small, 36″ bust).
- I don’t think the A-line shaping is necessary for the garment’s style if your body doesn’t need it. I would skip that if I made it again. The same goes for the pocket.
- I blocked by washing in a delicate bag on cold and drying (in the delicate bag) on low heat. I find this loosens up the fibres and makes them soft and pliable. Plus I can see the full stretch & drape. If you don’t want it to “let-go” don’t put it in the dryer.
- I wove the ends in where possible (underarms, pockets, cuffs, etc) and sewed all of the ends down with matching thread. All yarn was joined at the side, under the arm.
- I didn’t bother using double pointed needles, I was able to make the arms entirely on 16″ circular needles (I don’t know if that would work with the smallest size).
- Finished Bust: 31½ (34¾, 37¼, 39½, 41¾, 45¼, 48½, 52)” or 80 (88.5, 94.5, 100.5, 106, 115, 123, 132) cm
- finished measurements for our sample are available in our Ravelry project notes (no point subjecting your to that kind of minutiae)
- Quince & Co Kestrel 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
- 6.5mm/US10.5 – 16″ circular needles
- 6.5mm/US10.5 – 29″ circular needles
- 6.5mm/US10.5 double pointed needles
- Pattern via Ravelry
- Our Pattern Notes