Last sweater FO of 2006.
Pattern: #19 from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2006
Yarn: Elann Highland Chunky in Oxford Grey Heather, or something like that
Needles: Denise US 10
Love, love, LOVE this sweater. It’s so cozy and easy to wear – I’ve worn it three times this week, including on Christmas. New favourite sweater, for sure. I *think* it took less yarn than called for, but I can’t quite remember at the moment. I had ordered 18 balls back in the day, it took less than 15.
Check errata before starting this pattern! It had quite a few problems, some of which are posted on the Vogue website, and some of which I posted here. I had a bit of trouble with the collar/buttonband – I picked up fewer stitches and had to adjust, but that wasn’t really a pattern problem. I didn’t do the doubled-over collar, as I felt it would be too heavy. I love the shawl collar.
The sleeves ended up a bit too long, but it’s fine – as you can see, I just roll ’em up. Perfect for being available to be rolled down over cold hands. I didn’t have any buttons on hand at the moment, so trusty Sweater Stick (really a hair stick) it was.
More of the front cables:
A sneak peek of the next FO…