I’ve got a ton of things for the blog, so I’m hoping to spread them out over the next few days (along with Olympic progress, of course). First (and coming up, second) bit is an FO!
Pattern: my own, see notes
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in “Winter Storm” (I think), about..9 skeins?
Needles: Denise US 7
Finished: February 7, 2006
I think this turned out really well. Knit in the round from the bottom up, with the front cable taken from “Rhapsody in Tweed” from Interweave Knits (Fall 2004). I originally made the front and back neck the same, but it was a bit uncomfortable so I ripped back and put in some short rows to raise the back neck. The yarn was nice to work with, a tiny bit scratchy but only if you’re really sensitive. Easy to wear, nicely fitted – I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this one!
There’s one on-the-fly detail I really like, which is the shoulder:
Decreasing for the yoke, I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough rounds for a complete diamond on the sleeve, so I just did a little cable after the last full diamond. I like it!
Flat shot, looking brighter than life (the first shot is pretty accurate, colour-wise):
So that’s one thing done before heading into Olympic madness. Next up, finished socks!