Okay, so it’s not sewing, but I did make it and my knitting skills are sufficiently rudimentary for me to be damn proud of the effort! For some reason, my iPhone refuses to capture the actual colour: a beautiful deep shade of teal. Such soft, snuggly wool, too.
The pattern was basically:
Cast on 3 stitches, knit into back, then knit another row. Thereafter…
- Purl one, *yarn over, purl two together, repeat from * to end of row.
- Knit row.
- Knit row, increasing a stitch at the second stitch from each end.
- Knit five or so rows before casting off to finish.
Literally all there was to it! To finish, I made a little tassel for the tail, and added a brass button to hold the front closed, using one of the holes as a buttonhole.
I’ve a less elegant plain sage green wool I’m going to try the pattern with again, this time either missing out the plain knitted row altogether, or increasing the stitches on both knitted rows to get a wider drape.