pattern: big montana, from interweave knits fall 2009, by cecily glowak macdonald
yarn: cascade 128 in 7527 (robins egg blue) just under four skeins (approx. 510 yards)
needles: size 10 circular for the body, 13 circular for the cowl and 8 circular for the armhole ribbing.
cast on: january 7 2010
cast off & blocking: january 14 2010
this was some quick knitting. good thing, too. my maternal family doesn’t celebrate christmas until my grandparents come back from the south, so i’ll be able to give this to her as a christmas present (tomorrow).
i didn’t touch the pattern. my gauge was a bit off, so i made a size bigger (the 34), for a little negative ease. this is for my mum, and she is a bit smaller than me. as i was knitting it up, it was awfully tight. so i pulled it as much as i could horizontally while it was damp, and it dried with a bit more room.
the yarn was bought at a webs sale last year. i originally planned on making the cabled v-neck vest from debbie bliss’s fall/winter 2008, but when i saw this tunic, i liked it so much better… merry christmas to mum, tomorrow!