I made the Masterpiece for my friend Jo last year and had never seen it on her, but today she brought it along and I was sooo pleased to see how nicely fits. In the meantime, I have made my own Masterpiece out of cotton. I finished it 10 days ago and am virtually living in it.
Masterpiece is designed by Jutta von Hinterm Stein and it is a rather challenging project. It is a top down knit, where revers and set in sleeve are simultaneously managed at times… I did plenty of ripping. It’s shape is very tailored, which makes the look feminine as well as formal, which I really like. The edge around the front and collar is seriously something that requires a lot of patience and knitting needles! Stitches are picked up around the edges, then a 4 row band is knitted with mitered corners. And THEN one needs to pick up the picked up stitches on the back and knit another 4 row mitered edge on the back of the work, which is then cast off together with the front edge (3needle bind off).
Masterpiece is well worth the effort!!!
Sounds very complicated. I feel even more appreciatuve of this wonderful gift. Warms me with love. Xxxx
yes, that’s the lovely thing about handknitted – or indeed all crafted gifts…lot’s of love…