Tuesday, August 11
FO and errata: Blusa Queen
Original pattern here
Well, despite getting the pattern translated for me (thanks Wolf!) it's full of mistakes anyway - probably far better to just refer to the charts and work it out yourself.
Yarn: Clea from Yarnstick (Ebay) - luckily I got three balls, because two wasn't enough.
1. The motifs are not correct for the first four rounds - adjusted that for the sleeves
2. Continued to increase on the sleeves above the line of motifs, as otherwise they would never have been big enough
3. Added a further repeat of the pineapple pattern on both fronts so that they covered more of me :) In hindsight, I should have held the motif strip around me and added more motifs, and made the whole thing wider. Ah well!
The motifs are incorrect as charted:
Ch6, join in a circle
R1: Ch5, (1dc, 2ch) 7 times, ss into 3rd st of ch5 to close (= 8 "spokes")
R2: Ch5, 1dc, 1ch into same space, *1dc, 2ch, 1dc, 1ch into next space, rep from * to end, ss into 3rd ch of ch5 to close
R3: 3ch, 1dc in same ch space, *1dc into top of dc, 2dc into ch space, rep. from * to end, 1dc into last dc, ss into 3ch to close.
R4: Continue as charted.
All in all, an interesting and challenging item to make. I'm tempted to make a freeform shawl with the remaining cotton (lots of different squares etc joined as I go). We shall see!