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FO: Camisa

Pattern: Camisa, from KnitScene Fall 2006, designed by Kat Coyle

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Candy Apple, less than 3 skeins for the x-small size

Needles: US 6 and a size F Crochet hook

Notes and mods: I followed the pattern for the 32.5″ size nearly exactly, with the only change being fewer repeats on the basketweave section to compensate for my row gauge.   Blocking made all the difference here – preblocking it was all weird and lumpy, with the basketweave pattern actually standing out from my body.  I blocked it a bit longer, and now it fits perfectly!  I love the sleeves, which are kind of like tiny wings on me, and this sweater adds curves where I don’t actually have them… it’s very nice!  I don’t usually knit with red, because it’s hard for me to find the correct shade not to clash with my hair, but this red is very nice, and I actually have another red sweater planned soon.  I had issues with the crochet edging.  I don’t care for crochet edgings as a rule, and it took  me forever to get the slip stitch to behave (to be fair, I needed a smaller hook but couldn’t find one, so I made do.)

This sweater took longer than it should have, but I’m just glad to finish anything with all the craziness going on right now!  I’m not sure what I’ll make next… I may swatch for awhile this afternoon between services.