Tuesday, April 17, 2007

at long last

at last - proper photos of a finished object! i finally managed to take advantage of some nice weather & convince the RSA to pose in the seamless hybrid for a photoshoot in a friend's garden.

seamless hybrid 1seamless hybrid 2
(full frontal [hope nobody's googling that & ending up here by accident - how disappointing for them!] ; neck & shoulder detail)

seamless hybrid 3seamless hybrid 4
(full back; back shoulder & shirt-style yoke detail)

project specs:
pattern - elizabeth zimmerman's seamless hybrid sweater, from her fantastic book "knitting without tears". this is more of a set of sweater-building guidelines than an actual pattern, whereby you can choose your own yarn & needles, and use her basic rules for a perfectly fitted sweater.
yarn: rowanspun dk, colourway "thor", almost exactly 6 full skeins (50 grams/219 yards); rowanspun dk, colourway "goblin", less than half of one skein (you can't see it in these pictures, but there's a contrasting hem at the bottom of the body, the cuffs, and inside the neck, a la brooklyntweed's version).
needles: addi turbo 4mm circulars (for the body); addi bamboo 4mm dpns (for the sleeves)
started 8th january 2007; completed 5th april 2007
this was a great knit - easy & fast enough to let me feel as though i was making progress, but with enough interest at the neck & shoulders that i felt challenged. if i was to make it again (& i may well do) i would make a few changes, notably by using paired decreases on the raglan part (instead of EZ's suggested sl2, k1, psso) to make a more definite decrease line. i might also do less raglan decreases & make the saddle shoulder longer & narrower. all in all, though, i'm very happy with this sweater (& so is the RSA, thank goodness!).


roro said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the colour and it looks tremendous. Bet the Resident Sweater Appreciator loves it too.

Midsummer night's knitter said...

YOu've done a great job with it.

Anonymous said...

Wow - looks great. Glad the arms are long enough :)
I plan to make one of these some time in the future - all the versions I've seen on blogs look great.

anne said...

very, very nice! it looks like it fits great!

soCherry said...

Love it! It's in my [enormously long] list of things to knit.