Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Sweetness Finished



Yes, here I am in all my 6:30am no make-up'd glory. The weather was finally cool enough (high of 62'F today) to warrant wearing Sweetness ( http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTsweetness.html ) to work. Yeah... that would be the same day that the airconditioning failed to come on in the morning and everyone was sweating through their newly-pulled-out Autumn clothes... but I digress. How did I change the pattern? Well, as you can see - it has 3/4 length sleeves for my short arms - I just knit the sleeves as directed and stopped when I thought they were long enough. I also cast on 24 more stitches on the bottom when I started the sweater, and decreased 4 stitches (where the sideseams would be if there were any) every 10 rows 6 times - all this to make a more A-line sweater to accomodate my, uh, womanly hips. I also closed up the neckline about 2" on each side because I have narrow shoulders and I didn't want it to slip off my shoulders. But the most sacreligious thing of all? I knit it out of Lionbrand Homespun! It's easy to wash, soft to wear - and I am very pleased with it - plus I got unintended stripes out of it!

5 comments:

Ruth said...

That looks wonderfully comfortable. Your alterations to the pattern changed it for the better ... it fits you very well.

Michelle said...

Jo, It's beautiful! I wish I knew ow to knit. Katie was give a beautiful wool sweater last fall and we took the most gorgeous fall pictures with her in it , but I am afraid it's not going to fit this year!

Ter-Bear said...

Wow Joey! It's so nice! And it looks so comfy! When are you making mine??

Anonymous said...

What a lovely sweater! It really is sweet :) The colors and the shapping look great on you!

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trini said...

That sweater looks wonderful! Very nice blue on you