Saturday, January 05, 2008


Happy 2008! It's nice starting off the year with one of my favorite FOs to date!

Pattern: Cavern

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad dk Tweed, color 402, all of 6 balls

Needles: US #6 circulars and dpns

Modifications: added waist shapping; only did half as many decrease as called for on the sleeves and added increases to make the cuffs flared a little; made the sleeves 3/4 length; added seed stitch belt in place of tie closure

Notes: I am completely in love with this sweater! When I started it I had a vision of how I wanted it to look and as a result, I ended up ripping an reknitting almost every part. I am so glad that I did because it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. The Silkroad Tweed is amazing and holds up very well to frogging. As you can see, I just barely had enough yarn to make the belt long enough but I think it ended up being the perfect length. And since the yarn is kind of "sticky" (kind of like felt) it doens't come untied. I am so happy that I finally used this yarn that has been in my stash for such a long time.

I'm finally recovering from a nasty, nasty cold I've had for the past week, thank goodness! I'm ready to get out of the house and actually do something this weekend.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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