I feel like I’ve been posting so much about this one project (well, it *has* been the only project I worked on for the last two weeks) that it must be getting boring! Anyway, it has come to an end, and here’s the final modelled shot and notes.
Pattern: by Lousia Harding, Rowan 28
Yarn: Louet Gems Pearl. 3 skeins each of pewter and cream, 2 skeins each of navy and charcoal. I’ve got enough leftovers to make matching socks…not that I would.
Needles: Garnstudio bamboo circs (swoon, best bamboo circs ever), 2.5 mm
Finished: February 25, 2006
I changed the gauge to make the sweater smaller (and boy it’s smaller). Consequently I had to knit more pattern repeats to get the right length. I knit slightly more ribbing at the bottom of the body and cuffs. I adapted it to be knit in the round as a seamless raglan. I completely disgarded the increase instructions for the sleeve and just did it my own way. Same goes for the entire yoke, pretty much…I’ve made enough raglans to know how the whole thing kind of works! For the neck, I did short rows to raise the back neck. There are a few mistakes, but I love it anyway.
My first really intensive, allover patterned colourwork project, and I did it in only 15 days! And it’s not like I was a hermit those days, I still had school to go to and a test and paper last week. This week I was off school, but I still spent whole days not knitting until an hour or two before bed. So what could I accomplish if I could knit all day long?
I loooooove how the inside feels. It’s so smooth and flat now, after blocking.
I had a lot of fun at the Closing Ceremonies party at the Old York – fabulous magic mushroom sandwich/burger! No photos from me, but erin’s got lots of fun ones.
I had knit knit knit last night and today at the shindig on my black vneck, but then…on the subway home I discovered that the front and back sections had different numbers of stitches. D’oh. So I ripped back to where I could still fix it (the vneck join). Back on track now, and 4.5 mm needles feel like tree trunks!