I finished this sweater sometime last winter; I think I didn’t blog about it because I was thinking of submitting it somewhere. Oh well, time has come and gone, and I pulled it out the other day to wear and snapped some photos.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Cascade Pastaza, 50% wool, 50% llama. I think it was…five skeins of the main colour?
Needles: 5 mm
It’s a bottom up raglan which grew kind of a lot when I washed it – so it’s a bit big, but super warm. That’s all I really wanted out of it!
Laying flat photo – after my photo editing software did something weird to it:
I got the buttons off a leather vest I thrifted for $2 (I used some of the leather to make soles for felted slippers last Christmas, too).
Now. The handspun Rhinebeck sweater is coming along swimmingly!
I’ve finished the second sleeve, obviously, and attached everything together for the yoke. Took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do for the colourwork, but I think I have my plan now. Unfortunately…my first schmancy fair isle pattern doesn’t show up very well.
It’s a star and diamond motif. Ah, well, it looks cool, even if you can’t see the pattern exactly. I’ve just done the first decrease round and am a bit stalled because the next colour yarn is still drying. I’m taking the opportunity to do the bottom ribbing on the body – I don’t have much of the main colour yarn left, so I think I’m going to tip the edging in the dark brown. I almost forgot how fun stranded colourwork is!
Interweave’s winter preview is up, and it looks pretty good. Bonus big photos, even!
Oh, and lettuce knit-ers? You know that course I’ve been kvetching about, the evolution one that’s all stats? I’ve dropped it. Yayy!! It means I’ll have to do five courses next term, but they’ll be better ones.