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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

October Frost, Finished

october frost done

Here it is! With buttons and everything blocked. To recap the details and changes I've made:

October Frost from A Fine Fleece, knit in Peace Fleece Worsted - Samantha Katya Pink on US 6's and 8's (4.0mm and 5.0mm). This is the smallest size in the pattern.

On the sleeve cuffs I reversed the rib halfway up so they would fold over nicely.

On the collar, I knit the first 2 inches on US 6's (4.0mm), then did an inch on US 7's (4.5mm) and finished on US 8's (5.0mm). A collar like this needs to be wider the farther from the neckline you get in order to lay nicely.

Those are the only changes I made to the pattern as written, and it's written very well.

I love the cables, I love the shape of it - oversized and comfy, and I love the way it looks. Now I just need a little bit cooler weather!



Anonymous Jeanne said...


7:46 AM  
Anonymous Robby said...

A beautiful project. Thanks for the tip about the cuffs, I love the idea. And the adjustment on the collar makes loads of sense.

7:58 AM  
Blogger CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Very beautiful!!! Love those cables!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

It's really lovely! Awesome work.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Wow! It's just awesome!!!

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the info about the needle size change on the collar - I'm at the 2" spot on mine and will take your advice and switch to size 7 next. Shirley, in PA

9:48 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ooh, it looks lovely! I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...


11:55 AM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Your gorgeous sweater makes me long for a good fall day with cool temps and bright sunshine!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Devine said...


2:40 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

It's perfect! A lovely sweater.

2:56 PM  
Blogger rescuer8 said...

If you're looking for cooler weather to wear your sweater, come to norther New York, we have a frost advisory in effect for this evening.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Wow. Gorgeous. You inspired me to purchase the book and give the patterns a try - they are lovely.

Your yarn choice is also fabulous - *love* the color!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

I agree, it is gorgeous!

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Lovely! You inspire me to go back and finish mine. I've knitted the pieces, but as usual got stuck at the blocking stage. Don't you just love the book? I think it is my all time favorite.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Lovely - love the color & the buttons matched so well.

10:20 PM  
Blogger PurlingPirate said...

Oh my! It's lovely. I really need to get started on mine! Maybe next month.

9:53 AM  

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