Monday, March 2, 2009

FO: February Lady Sweater

She may be sans buttons, but I wove in the final ends with an hour left in February. Atlantic Time. Voila:

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I finished it Saturday night, late, wore it Sunday to a knitting gathering and then today as well. So far I've gotten way more compliments on the hair pin holding it together than the sweater but then people realize I knit it and they compliment the sweater as well. I'm happy. It was a great knit, simple, and lovely in the semi-solid yarn. I used very nearly all of the KP Wool of the Andes Kettle Dyed yarn, 8 skeins for a size "38.5". Size 7 needles. I actually had to tink out the last row I knit as I had hoped to have enough for just one more row before binding off. I backtracked a little and bound off when I should have. And there are a few feet of yarn leftover.

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That's another great thing about this project - knit top down, you can make the most of your yarn. I might have made slightly longer sleeves if I'd had another skein. I like this yarn a lot and the color is lovely but there was a lot of variation within the same dyelot. Several skeins were nearly solid, so I had to do a bit of alternating to spread out the darker sections of more solid yarn. I would knit with this again, definitely.

6 comments:

  1. beautiful! you do have a thing for the reds, eh?

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  2. Love it. Definately my next project, but in dark blue indigo cotton for spring/summer

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  3. Gorgeous! What a beautiful color, and it looks so tidy and pretty. Great job.

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  4. That's so lovely! You've inspired me to knit it up for myself.

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the color. It looks smashing on you.

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  6. Very pretty! I really need to up the ante and learn to hold the yarn in my left hand so I can speed up and make more complicated things!

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