The weather has taken another turn for the chilly, and I’m starting to wear my handknits more and more. I made Portage back in August 2015, and it’s my most-worn garment by far. I was a naughty raveller for this pattern (notes? what notes?) but I’ll try my best. Deets below:
- Pattern: Portage, Project Page
- Yarn: Knitted Wit Victory DK in Buckle My Shoes
- Size: 39, I believe
- Needle size: US5 for cuffs, US6 for pockets and edging, US7 for body
- Overall thoughts:
- I love the folded cuffs. About halfway through the cuffs you do a knit row and then go back to ribbing, so there’s a nice fold line. It’s very clean looking. Looks dumb if you ever unfold, but the point is to never unfold so 😛
- I didn’t do the cabling on either side of the back panel, I thought they didn’t quite fit. No regrets.
- The pockets don’t really have enough structure to hold anything heavy (aka my phone) without stretching. It works in a pinch, but for the most part they’re hands-only.
- I hate open front cardigans. (Why do I keep knitting them??) Apparently I do like them, but I just want to close them. I’ve got a couple of shawl pins and they work very nicely to keep it closed right under the bust so it doesn’t sit open awkwardly.
- The collar is squishy. The back is SO SQUISHY. I love squishy.
I really love this yarn base. It is really tightly plied and doesn’t split basically ever. I have made a ton of items out of the Victory DK and I plan on making a TON more. I have nothing but nice things to say about the yarn! I bought all the skeins at the same time and I did not alternate. I still can’t see any pooling, so we’ve definitely got a winner here.
I had a photoshoot with the lovely Jo, and got some beautiful FO pics.