Friday, February 21, 2014
Here she is, the latest and greatest. A pretty heather cranberry basket-weave pattern in my usual round neck.
I can't get the pictures right. It's hard for me to take selfies. I look ridiculous from that selfie angle, but you can get the idea.
The real color is somewhere the top pic and the bottom one, leaning more toward the bottom pic. 36" in circumference, knitted bottom up, 3-needle shoulder join, pick-up-and-knit sleeves downward. The surprise of this sweater is that it is essentially a rib pattern, so when I finished it, I had this very narrow sweater with skinny-minny sleeves. A good blocking helped, and of course, the minute you put it on, those ribs mold themselves to your body. I'm very happy with it. The same gorgeous yarn as the previous sweater, only worked with a size 4 needle because I wanted a sweater with some substance.
Rating: A - A+, I'm that happy with it. Cozy and comfy and perfect for a drab, misty chilly winter day.
2014 seems to be the year of the sweater. The last time I did this was 22 years ago! Younger DD wanted to go to college with 17 sweaters, and so I obliged her. That just about did me in, and I haven't done much sweater knitting since, only a few here and there. But now I have that mojo, so lots more in the planning stage.