Pattern: Debbie Bliss’ “Cotton Angora” book
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, off-lot Cavern (dark brown/purple instead of black) bought from eBay, 5 skeins
Needles: Denise US7
Started: September 18, 2005
Finished: October16, 2005

Just under a month later (and among many other projects), Katy is finally done! She’s a beaut, and no flashdance neckline either!

– The knitting was super-easy. Mostly just straight, with cable crosses every other right side row.
– I cabled without a needle.
– I sort of followed Alison’s adjustments on how to make the neckline smaller. I did one additional decrease in the armscye to set the sleeves in further; I lengthened the body a bit; I left fewer stitches across the back neck for the collar, effectively making the shoulders wider; in the front, I stopped the decreases when the shoulders matched the back.
– Three-needle bindoff for the shoulders, mattress stitch everywhere else (even setting in the sleeves was painless!)
– Although the pattern is a big chunky due to all the cables, since I used thinner yarn it’s not too bulky.

On a competely different note, check out these awesome colour cards I got from AmiAmi (and they were FREE):

My favourite is “Faith”, it’s soooo soft. I’ll definitely be buying some..sometime.

11 Responses to “FO alert!”

  1. jody

    katy looks great! it fits really well. the purpley-brown “cavern” yarn sounds cool.

    btw, THANK YOU for the AmiAmi link! their yarn looks so very interesting. i’ve already ordered a sample book for myself!

  2. Jill

    Katy looks very cool Laura. Damn, I wish I had made that sweater but I highly doubt I’m going to get around to it anytime soon. I checked out the link you sent me. Pretty funny/weird.

  3. gray la gran

    you are such a prolific knitter! and i’m amazed at all your alterations/adjustments … such a good fit :) (i’m a big fan of ‘cotton fleece’) … i’d like to try their ‘cotton fine’ too!

  4. jae

    laura – in the posts that are on this page alone you have THREE FINISHED SWEATERS. that’s nuts! i’m amazed. you’re quite the advertisement for converting to continental. wish i could get into it….


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