I know, I know. There were some bugs in the system, so to speak. Luckily for you all (and us!) one of our fans, Shannon The Magnificent, worked through the larger size of Lucille with us and many many emails and pdfs later we have updated the pattern!
If you have downloaded the pattern before April 12th, go to here to re-download the updated version. A few things we know were wrong:
The repeat of the lace for the body wasn’t enough of a contrast color or bold enough to be discernible on a print out, especially if it was quickprinted in black and white. I have made the line thicker and a brighter red contrast color.
The sleeves would be better knit in the round, but since the pattern involves a double decrease it was tricky to write. I knit them in the round for the sample but when the time came to write the pattern out I wrote them to be knit flat. It was inefficient and silly and I should have more faith in you. They have been rewritten to be done in the round. The beginning of the round shifts on the rows where the ‘slip one, knit 2 together, psso’ is worked but I came up with a pretty nifty trick to help keep track of where you should be.
The numbers weren’t coming out right after the yoke was worked, that was merely a mathematical oversight. The yoke had been calculated so many times by so many different people it had just become ridiculous. I went back to my original notes and Kate and I worked the numbers again from scratch.
Many people have asked us about the ribbon rosettes on the bonnet. Here’s a good tutorial!
Oh, and don’t you want to see that cute baby again all grown up?
Yeah, she’s pretty darn cute!
2 thoughts on “A New and Improved Lucille!”
Thank you for this adorable pattern as well as all the others you’ve offered so generously. Your designs are what I consider to be ‘understated elegance’–well done and thank you again!
Worth the hassle =)