The second body piece of Forest Weave is done! I finished knitting it last night, then decided to wash and dry both pieces. The yarn is plain linen, so it is a little stiff and crumpled right off the needle. The next part is sewing the shoulder seams, and then the sleeves get picked up along the sides and knitted flat. Because the sleeve stitches get picked up and knit, I think it will be better if the fabric of the body pieces are a bit more relaxed.
Here are both pieces relaxing a bit after going in the dryer.
One thing that surprised me was the apocalyptic amount of fluff that came off the pieces in the dryer. I had no idea linen has any fluff to it, let alone this much!
Closer look at the pattern – some of the dropped stitches need to be unraveled still.
Next stop – sleeve island!
How are your projects going? Any last minute Christmas knitting going?