Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Sailor Blue Tabbard
I had 3 skeins of Posh Yarn Sylvia in a lovely blue called 'South Beach' (it's solid but contains flashes of lighter and darker blue) but wasn't sure that there was enough for even the smallest size.
I cast on and completed it in just two days. I wasn't sure that the thing would work as the back and front are identical, with no shaping for bum or boobs.
I re-named the tabbard 'Sailor Blue' after the colours of the yarn and buttons.
The double-rib bottom makes the body billow and I look a little portly in it but it is so very cosy and definitely my colour. The next version is already on the needles in a dark boat-proof colour and much cheaper yarn. My Sailor Blue tabbard is for 'posh' days ashore.