Saturday, March 29, 2014
Garter Stitch Triangle on Mirrored-Cable Swing Coat
While I was still working on Harris from Rowan Magazine #52 last year, I began tinkering on Mirrored-Cable Swing Coat pattern as I needed a simpler project to knit besides Harris. I purchased a gorgeous dark green shade of Louisa Harding Millais yarns last summer and I wanted to use them for the coat. As I mentioned before, the difference in gauge was too much between the pattern instruction and Millais, and modifications were rather involved.
At that time, besides the gauge difference to accommodate, I was also interested in reducing the bulkiness of the coat in case using less bulky Millais may not be enough. In the end, I did not use any of the additional ideas to reduce the hem circumference. However, I started knitting from the center back towards fronts and changed one feature.
In the original version as shown below, there seems to be a gap at the center of the garter triangle.
I decided to eliminate it.
I noticed that this triangle is not just a pleasant design on the back, but it did reduce the hem circumference quite a lot, a very clever design component. I am so glad that I did not do excessive tinkering on the design.