Thursday, October 16, 2008

As Predicted

When I posted last week about casting on for a new sweater, I predicted that it was going to fly off the sticks. And fly off the sticks it did! I cast on Thursday last week and finished Tuesday this week.

I can't say that I met the criteria of the "perfect sweater" (is there any such thing really?), but I did get what I wanted. That is, a casual pullover, bulky and warm, comfortable and well-fitting. All in all, I'm pleased with the results and think I'll get lots of use out of this sweater.

The yarn is my FF Heavy Worsted Merino in the Majestic colorway. I don't carry much of a selection of this yarn, but I'm going to need to add more soon. I just love it so much that if other folks aren't interested, I'd be happy to knit with it myself for years to come.

Here's a closeup so that you can see the colors a bit better. You can't really see the nice textured rib very well, since this photo is just a cropped and blown up shot from a larger photo and so it's pretty fuzzy, but you can see the variations of color and get a better sense of it.

I knit this top down in the round with simple raglan sleeves and an allover mistake stitch ribbing (aka seeded ribbing). The turtleneck is really a mock turtleneck, as it doesn't fold down. The yarn is a heavy worsted and so I thought a full, folded turtleneck would be too bulky and might just further highlight the fact that I have a rather tiny head :)

It feels great to finish a project and have something useful to wear so quickly. Of course, that leaves my sticks free and crying out for something new! I'm doing a good job of sticking to one project at a time these days and I think that's a good thing. It helps motivate me to finish things so I can get on to the next project!

Now to ponder what that next project will be . . .


Ruth said...

This is so cozy looking! Yummy sweater!

Patricia said...

Wow. A 6 day sweater. I'm almost speechless.
It looks terrific. Love the yarn. Yes you will have to carry more of it since you've shown us all what we can do with it.

Stasia said...

Oh my gosh, that is great, and it looks wonderful on you! I LOVE it! That is JUST the kind of sweater I would like to make for myself!

Awesome job!!!

Sheryl said...

What a great go-to sweater! What formula/pattern did you use? What was your gauge? Must get more of that yarn up for sale!!