Saturday, January 05, 2008

First FO of '08

Actually I finished this on December 3oth but it looked terrible. I should say the part from the pocket down looked terrible. And it was two inches too short to boot! Check out the fugly sweater:

So I riiiiipped it out on the 31st and began knitting again, officially finishing on January 3rd (at Dr. Steph's!). I ex-nayed the pocket because in the end it looked ridiculously small. As my husband said, "You can't even put Chapstick® in that!" Which, I think if I tried would have been true. I added two inches (or maybe just a hair more) to the bottom and then did twisted rib stitch instead of seed stitch the pattern called for.

I do love the sweater and it's really warm. I hope to have the hubs take a photo of me in it so I can show off how great it fits. If I were to do this pattern over (which I doubt I will) I will not follow the waist shaping instructions blindly. I was seriously a zombie when I was doing this sweater! (Luckily I didn't give myself nightmares.) The pattern wants you to K2TOG on both sides. I believe you want to SSK on one of the sides. I always forget which side but definitely do it or you'll see the decreases on one side. Did that make sense? Now that I think about it, I wouldn't do the waist shaping at all.

Started: October 28, 2007
Completed: December 30, 2007
Completed for reals: January 3, 20008
Pattern: Wicked by Zephyr Style
Yarn: mystery yarn
Color: copper/plum/pink
Skeins: 5
Needles: Knitpicks Options 4.5mm/7US


kirsten said...

Very nice!!!

Lorena said...


To remember which side to K2Tog and which to SSK, check this:

Bet you never forget, now.

jacquieblackman said...

Holy shit, you're right! I took a look a the link a few days ago and I can't get it out of my head. Ow!!