One last FO of 2005:
The Urban Aran! I finished sewing in the zipper about ten minutes before midnight! Sorry the pictures are dark; it was the middle of the night afterall.
Pattern: Patons “Street Smart” booklet
Yarn: Elann Highland Chunky, “Redwood”, 15 skeins
Needles: Denise US 9
Finished: December 31, 2005
Notes: I love, love, LOVE this sweater – the nice squishy yarn (which also softened a lot with a Eucalan soak), the lovely ribs and cables, the zipper! I modified the sweater into a cardi by just splitting the front piece into two, and added a three-stitch selvege to the fronts for the zipper. I also changed the collar to just 2×2 rib rather continuing the back and front cables up. The seaming was pretty easygoing, actually, even though it was a lot of seaming in reverse stockinette.
I think it just might be my new favourite sweater – easy to wear, and nice and warm!
Here you can see the great cabling on the sleeve.
The laid-out-flat shot.
Wishing you all a safe, happy, and knitterly new year!