Sunday, February 04, 2007

A Sweater for Me

Pattern: Phyllo Yoked Sweater, Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan.

Yarn: Classic Elite Premiere in color 5207 (bright blue). I only used 8 skeins (about 864 yards). This is much less than the 1400 yards called for in the pattern. I bought the yarn from Webs.

Needles: I used a 24" US 6 Knit Picks options circulars.

Finished dimensions: I knit the 40 1/2" chest size and it came out a little large. I think the premiere yarn stretched after washing.

I think the spiral pattern in this sweater is simply gorgeous!

If I were to knit this again, I would add a little waist shaping and maybe go down a size. Unfortunately, it's not the most flattering sweater in the world in its current incarnation.

Still, I learned a lot with this project including how to read a lace chart and how to seam up a sweater.


Kristine said...

WOW! Again, very impressed...and a little jealous! :) Wish I could make sweaters!! or even hat or socks would be neat! Lol.

Anonymous said...

hey Stef,

I was in my attic sorting through stuff and found some of your letters. Not sure what happened, but we seem to have lost touch. Congrats on the baby! Glad to see you are back in New England! :D