Otis
Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 12:31
martian77 in Knitting

otis

This is my version of Otis, from Knitty. Knit in Knitpicks Andean Silk in pitch. There will be further photos later - the above one was unblocked, and dark seeing as it was taken about 10.30pm. This is a picture of it blocking...

otisflat

This is the smallest size, and took me just 5.5 balls. I didn't mean to alter the pattern, but due to a minor mishap with my counting/reading, I cast on just 60 stitches for the front two sections instead of 62, so it would have taken a little more wool had I got it right! Instead of the two pieces of ribbon, I've used snap fasteners to keep it closed. The buttons on the front are for decoration.

otisbutton

I'm really pleased with it. I have a large number of small, brightly coloured t-shirts (notably orange and turquoise!) that I want to wear more, but I sit under the air-conditioning so get too cold. This should be perfect! It'll let the colour show, and keep me warm.

I knit this in a continental stylee! First thing ever. It was pretty quick, but probably would have been quicker still if I'd been knitting in my normal English manner.

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