This is Demi from Rowan Vintage Style, size medium. It fits really well.
The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, the yarn called for in the pattern, and I used Addi Turbos.
Started March 4, 2006, Finished June 5, 2006.
The only modification I made was to make the sleeves shorter.
This is the second sweater I've ever made. I used to not have enough patience for larger pieces, but I think that's getting better. It's worth it!
This sweater is very thick and warm, and heavy. I'll probably never get to wear it in Florida, but it will be good for the fall and winter in Virginia.
I think it would be really nice in a finer gauge yarn, too. Something soft and drapey would be really pretty and nice to wear to the office.
I didn't block it, but I think it could probably use a good blocking. I know you're supposed to do it before seaming, but I didn't want to.
I found some neat buttons at JoAnn's. They sort of go with the colours of the sweater.
This is the tubular bind off around the neckband. It looks alright, not as good as I thought it would. I think that with a smoother yarn it would be easier to see. I definitely like it better than a regular bind off.
Knitting the neckband! I could only find the short size 6 circular in my house, so I used some double points. It was pretty awkward, but it worked out okay.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Posted by nat at 11:41