Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Finally got this one done. It's all ready to be worn in this fall. Nice.
- Pattern: Adrienne Vittadini Vol 15 Pattern #5: Cabled Sleeve Pullover.
- Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool Colour: 002
- Needles: #8 Denise circular
- Modifications: Not much, needed to extend the width of it by about 2 inches. Either it's a gauge issue or a pattern misread.
- Completion Date: 3rd week of September, 2006.
- Make sure to check the yardage on substitute yarns just in case. As it turns out, I did over estimate enough in my purchasing, but I was left with so little that I worried about finishing the piece and had to order more yarn. It was not a good experience to have to wait and have to search for it. So, must do better next time.
- The sweater is more cropped on me than on the model... it may be a stockinette stitch knitted sideways issue or an issue with sweaters knitted sleeve to sleeve, will have to be more careful on the width (length) in the future. This looks cute, but as it may stretch over time, it may become an issue.
- To make my sewing up easier, I've got to try to remember to work in some selvages.
- The 'roll' on the sweater may start to drive me crazy, will have to put in some stabilizing stitches in the future.
- While the sweater would have been too small the width it was before I fixed it, it is rather big now since after blocking, it's not as crumpled. I have to add stitches on the shoulders to make sure it's not too big and will fall off the shoulder which may get annoying. After all, it's not the 80's.
- Will I make it again? Not the pattern as is. I liked working a sweater side to side so that I can try it out as I knit, but I'd take into account some of the above and would like to make a modify version of the sweater.
And of course, any attempt to photograph anything on the carpet, will cause Flour to come and claim it as her own...
Flour! Off. Off. Get off my sweater. [Nudge] It's mine. Not everything is yours. Get off, that's mine. [Pick up dog off of sweater. Put sweater on a higher surface. Flour promptly loses all interest.]