"Phoebe" (3/4 length swing coat)
Elsebeth Lavold's "Touch of Romance"
, Book Sixteen
Debbie Bliss Cotton-Angora
"Palindrome" by Kristin
Finally got Phoebe seamed! Feels like it took forever, but I made a few scarves in the middle of things!
The Sleeves turned out way way way too long for me. (almost cover my fingertips!) I'll have to roll up some 4" cuffs. (will have to un-seam the last 4" of the sleeve and reverse the mattress seam to make a finished seamline when cuffs are rolled up).
Yes, I did shorten the sleeves by about 2" before starting the armhole shaping...but it wasn't enough. Better to have sleeves that are too long I guess...rather than too short. I could un-seam the sides and sleeves, frog the sleeves, and re-knit the sleeves...but at this time I'm just too disheartened and tired of this project.
If you are a Raveler, you can read my more detailed NOTES
here. Overall, it was an easy knit. The pattern needed more information (as usual). I added what I could to my NOTES to help another knitter.
BTW, the Right Side of my Phoebe doesn't hang down like the model (below). Elsebeth stated that folks tend to knit in a way that the Right Side ribbing band will be longer. Not mine. I paid extra attention to my gauge for the Right Side. The assymetrical look of the model sweater looks fine on her, but not on me. On me it would just look sloppy IMO.