Monday, 19 September 2011

Cheery Cherry Cerisara

If only the photos could convey the colour of this yarn.  It is stronger, more vibrant, more cherry than any photo I have yet to take.  This one makes me want to get dressed up and go out to dinner.  It turned out grand, didn't it?

It's currently pinned to my dress form so that the neck details block nicely.  

My favourite details.  
The lace wins hands down, but I am very pleased with the way the bands look too.  Can a rolled edge be crisp?  This is.

The pattern has a ribbed edge, but that struck me as a funny finish when a major element like the collar was rolled.  

I debated about doing a tubular bind off, but I don't think that would have had the heft a good hem needs. I thought about an edging like the sleeve bands, which provides good balance to stop the roll, but decided I didn't want a strong element making such a determined horizontal line across my backside.  This yarn needed a quieter finish, a less showy finish. A nice sewn hem provides the heft needed to keep it from rolling up, and gives it a nice clean finish.  

Its going to need a good body blocking once the collar section is done.  The stockinette and the hem need work but I don't want to disturb that delicious lace at all.  

I'm hoping the collar is dry this afternoon so I can do the rest this evening.  I'm ready to put this cheery cherry Cerisara  into use.

Pssssst, You will never guess what I picked up to work on.  I was shocked.  Most amazing. Tomorrow.


Sandra said...

I do like a nice, neat sewn hem. Very classy, and the perfect finish to a terrific project!

Brendaknits said...

It is lovely. The turned hem was definitely the right choice. And as a vest it is even nicer I think than as a sweater.