Wednesday, January 30, 2008

january

january sweater 4
ta-daaaaaaah!!!!

the january sweater is done! project specs:
start date: 27th december 2007
finish date: 19th january 2008
yarn: rowan yorkshire tweed chunky, shade 556 "flaming", 8.5 balls (850 grams/930 yards)
needles: 8mm addi turbo circular
pattern: based extremely loosely on this free pattern, with a large number of modifications. i opted to knit it as much in one piece as i could, to avoid seaming up a chunky yarn (i hate doing that, and it never looks smooth). i knitted the sleeves in the round up to the armpits, and the body in one piece back & forth up to the armpits as well. i then joined all pieces onto one needle and worked the yoke back & forth as one piece, using raglan decreases to shape the shoulders. the original pattern is a very extreme A-line shape, and i wanted mine to be less "swingy", so i cast on fewer stitches along the bottom edge and worked less decreases up the sides (my sweater is still an A-line shape, but less pronounced than the original). i also worked the double moss stitch band along the bottom edge, and made up the collar as i went along. it seems to have worked out ok!
it's so cozy & warm, i've been wearing it practically non-stop since i finished it. there's been a serious lack of natural light here recently, which is why the pictures are so delayed. but this flaming red cozy knit has been making up for the grayness...

january sweater 1
don't you just want to give me a hug?

12 comments:

Kathleen Y said...

Hallo -just being nosey!

Love the jacket, bet its toasty warm. See you soon X

RooKnits said...

Love it... it looks fab.

scarybez said...

Fantastic, Lilith. The colour is amazing, the knitting is amazing and it totally suits you. One down, another eleven to go...!

Midsummer night's knitter said...

I lke r sweater much better than the original,
India

Anna said...

It looks fantastic, and I really like the pin you're using too.

heather said...

Lovely :0) And of course the February sweater is going to be 4ply stocking stitch. No ???

Kathleen said...

That looks lovely- I love those kinds of colours. Judging by the pix on here I'd say yours sits better than the one on the pattern page. Your health to wear it. x K

roro said...

SO gorgeous - what an excellent start to the year of sweaters!

GURO said...

(((hug)))

Flavaknits said...

What a beautiful jacket , and the shawl pin sets it off beautifully. Your health to wear it!

TangledFrog said...

"...seems to have worked out ok"?? It's gorgeous!!

Julie said...

That is gorgeous!