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.
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!).