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Friday, November 24, 2006

A Finished Sweater!

I finished up Order and Chaos yesterday after I popped the turkey in the oven! I gave it a quick steam blocking and then spent the rest of the day wearing it. I'm just loving it. It totally works for what I had hoped - as an easy layer to toss on around the house when I get chilly and it looks so much better than the huge, ratty hoodie I had been wearing (think bag lady chic). I will have Mickael take a picture of me wearing it later, but right now I'm still running around with crazy hair and pajamas, so no picture right now.

All the details if you care: Order and Chaos from Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis. Knit in Knitpicks Sierra Mist. (Mist is the colorway. This is still cracking me up.) I knit the smallest size which is a 40 inch finished chest size I think. I modified a couple of things from the pattern though. I added back neck shaping (the pattern has the back neck straight across) and instead of doing sleeve increases on the RS (which would have been in Reverse Stockinette Stitch), I did the increases on the WS in Stockinette Stitch because I was too lazy to look up how to increase in purl stitches. This really was a pretty fast project. Bulky yarn works up quickly. I love how cuddly the sweater is - its just the right weight to really snuggle into. At this point I don't think I'm going to add a button to the front, I like the way it hangs without one, and if I get really cold I can always close the sweater with a pin.


Blogger The Spindling Scot said...

Nice sweater :-) I love knitting cables and Aran. My kind of thing.

Thank you for popping into the blog and letting me know about how awful lace looks before blocking. It makes me feel a bit better...

I also have the feeling that my needles were too small, as from the new pattern and some research, it looked like the needles were a size bigger than for normal knitting. That would explain some of my frog horrors 8-( still got to laugh.

Love the doggie, I'd introduce him to Alys, but I don't think they can smell pictures ;-)

9:18 AM  
Blogger tammy said...

It's lovely! Not that there's anything wrong with bag lady chic! :)

10:43 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

It turned out great, I love how snuggly it looks!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

That looks great!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love it! It looks very cozy and warm. Should be just the thing. And definitely more fashionable than your old sweatshirt sounds. You won't have to be embarrassed to run out to mailbox wearing it. Tee hee.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

The sweater is so handsome. I love it!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the sweater! Nice and cuddly!

AND...I wanted to thank you for the Bristow pattern on Knitty! I finished it in time for Christmas.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Pearls Mother said...

it's gorgeous,
congrats on finishing,
i'm sure that you're going to enjoy wearing it.

6:21 PM  

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