Thursday, March 5, 2009

FO: Green Gable Sweater


My first knitted sweater is now done! I feel so proud to be able to wear something that I've made. It was actually much easier than I thought it would be.

The pattern is for a short sleeved sweater but I lengthed them abit. Once the pattern ended I knit 3 rounds, then knit two together at the begininging of every three rounds. The sleeves are quite tight and I'd reccommend doing them looser. I fully used the 3 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I bought. I had only 68 inches of yarn left! If I knit this again I would do more waist shaping. In fact I will be knitting another Zypher pattern. My secret swap 13 pal swapped patterns with me. So I will be knitting Wicked next.

In addition she gave me a gift certificate for Knit Picks! I bought 10 skeins of Wool of the Andes in Spruce. This is 2 extra skeins than needed for the sweater so I shouldn't have to worry about running out this time! It's my first time ordering from Knit Picks and my order has already been shipped. I'm excited to get the package. :) If I have extra yarn I can knit a matching hat or scarf.

4 comments:

monnibo said...

OMG it looks AMAZING!!!! You must wear it the next time we go knitting!!!

____Maggie said...

It looks ready for the red carpet! Congrats on the superb job! :D

Scrabblequeen said...

Love it! You did a great job. I have yet to make a sweater for me...bawk, bawk.

Angie said...

Your sweater turned out great! :)