Thursday, October 11, 2007

Finished! And it fits!




My first adult sweater, I'm thrilled. It even fits! Thanks to everyone on Ravelry and the CPH KAL and my LYS who helped me.
Cascade 220 Smoke Heather, almost all of 7 skeins. I knit the size 40 pattern, following advise of everyone who said the pattern runs small. Almost could have done the next size up, I like a roomy, cozy sweater. I knit the body in one piece, eliminating side seams. I added length in the bottom ribbing and sleeve ribbing, since I have freakishly long arms and a long torso, also added length in the body itself and the sleeves. I did short row shaping to the shoulders and did three needle bindoff, instead of seaming. I grafted the hood instead of seaming. I added short row shaping on the button band in the body, to add width without making the hood too deep (thanks Lara for all your help and suggestions). I did a two stitch ICord bindoff, and incorporated button loops into it on the right side. I haven't picked buttons yet. I'm too excited to wait. Thank goodness cool weather is here!

9 comments:

Knittiana! said...

Very well done! It looks very nice, I really like it!

Paula said...

That is a good looking sweater> Congrats!

Nean the Bean said...

WOW! It's gorgeous! Congratulations! You are certainly talented. I LOVE the color!!

Lynne said...

Totally fantastic! Congratulations! Ya done did good!

Marianne said...

So very well done! Congrats, it's a stunning sweater, and I'm glad to hear the weather is cooperating :^)

knitting by Steph said...

it's beautiful! Great job!

Pixie said...

YAY! This is awesome! Congrats on the first sweater being done!

Jenny Raye said...

Great work--looks good on you!

Lynn said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations on completing and having it fit the way you wanted it to! There is not feeling better then knitting something for yourself and it looks and feels great!