Wednesday, March 26, 2008

An FO that slipped my Mind

Okay, I've had a bit more to worry about then posting my knits but I feel bad since I like this sweater so much.

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Pattern: Airy Wrap Around Lace Sweater (Ravelry link) from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Venezia Color by Lang Yarns
Needles: US 13
Notes: I lengthened the body by one cable repeat (this was done accidentally cause I'm a careless knitter) but the length helps the look.

I shortened both sides considerable since many people who had knit the sweater before complained that it created a sausage effect when two huge scarfs are wrapped around the waist. The longer side is long enough to cross over the front, around the back to the other side. The other side is half that crossing over the front only.

I also created a hole on the shorter side to thread the longer tie through. I did this by picking up 15 less stitches then the pattern called for and simply casting 15 stitches on in the middle of the pick up row so a gap would be formed.

When the sweater was finished and blocked I tried it on and the neckline was wonky so I crab stitched with a crochet hook from shoulder to shoulder to tighten the neckline and give it some more shape.

Since I modded the wraps I used less yarn then the pattern calls for and I still have 2 or 3 balls of this stuff lying around. The yarn is nice, not too scratchy and it doesn't shed like most mohair.

I'm happy with this sweater and I've already gotten compliments. It's just a little finicky to wear and I find myself adjusting it periodically during the day.

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Here's a detail shot of the hole I created for threading the tie through

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2 comments:

Do said...

That looks gorgeous on you! :)

juicyknits said...

It came out really pretty!