Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about Vogue 1073! The weather in the UK has started to get autumnal, so it should be getting some wear pretty soon.
My next project’s got off to a rather unfortunate start. I am going to make a simple hoodie dress based on this pattern.
I had two metres of a really nice doubleknit in my stash. It was green on one side and black on the other, and really soft. I put it in the washing machine. As you will have guessed, it shrunk. But I’ve never seen shrinkage like this. It’s just over half the length it started off at. The width is also greatly reduced. The green side is strangely felted in little patches, and the black side now resembles bouclé. Or possibly solidified lava.
I kind of like the effect on the black side, but there’s not enough fabric left to do a lot with and the shape is very distorted. I might just get a top out of it if I’m careful! All’s well that ends well though. I got a very nice ponte knit from John Lewis to replace it.