|From left to right, Balthazar, Caspar & Melchior.|
Some adaptations I would do in future would be to actually follow the instructions when it says to stop the robe when it's 1cm shorter than required for the figure (the last centimeter is garter stitch). I've just knit the 30-whatever rows in stockinette which meant that the robes were slightly longer than they needed to be. Caspar's is closest to actual required length but as you can see from the picture above Melchior's is really way too long.
I love the way that Jean Greenhowe's figures just come together. There are moments when you're knitting things and you just can't imagine that it's ever going to work, but then you follow the instructions and it just does. Why can't all knitting patterns be like that?
Joseph is coming along quite well. He's a lot simpler since his clothes are a lot plainer. I'm hoping to get him finished within the next couple of weeks. I need to get cracking on, not because this set won't be done before Christmas, but because I've already got plans to make a bunch of dinosaurs next.