Thursday, November 09, 2006
Well, this was a very quick sweater to knit, and it was a fun pattern as well because of all the wild craziness going on in it. It certainly won't be a wear-it-everyday piece, but for the time invested, it is definitely worth it, and I think I'll enjoy wearing it. It's very cuddly/cozy and warm, so it should be perfect this winter. Perhaps even tomorrow, which is supposed to be quite chilly, on the way to cold.
Here's the back view, and another, clearer front shot.
This sweater was knitted on Size 17 (15mm) needles, the largest I've worked with, and they still seem pretty awkward even after all the practice. I have already begun another sweater with the same size needles, and from the same pattern book. In the previous post, there were so many helpful comments about which one I should make, that I took them to heart, and am doing both! I started on the bobble one (second photo in the last post) last night, and it seems more comfortable to knit so far. I'm not using the recommended yarn, but am using Elann's Peruvian Highland Chunky wool yarn in Tranquil Lagoon.
I'm knitting with 2 strands, as I would have done with the recommended yarn, so I think this should work well, and I love the color.
While I've been recuperating, slowly, I've also knitted a few Christmas gifts, so I won't post those, just in case.