Thursday, May 14, 2009

My red sweater

0506090906afeb lady sweater
Originally uploaded by Catheaven.

I finished this sweater almost 2 wks ago but didn't get a chance to blog about it. I used the same pattern that I made my daughter's in for mine. The pattern is just so easy yet the end result is so striking that I knew I had to have one for myself.

I picked up this yarn from Yarn Paper Scissors (which sadly is soon to be closing their doors) on sale. The yarn is Cascade Sierra which is a cotton/wool blend. I LOVED working with this yarn. It was very soft to work with and I didn't have any problems with any splitting while working with it. I think because of the amount of cotton in the yarn this didn't make for a good yarn to block with.

The sweater is extremely comfortable to wear and it's not too hot nor heavy. I think the lace pattern also helps this. There are two things which I am not overly pleased about. I wanted long sleeves (as in all the way down to my wrist). I thought that I had made the sleeves long enough but I didn't account for when my arm bends that the length goes up. So now I'm debating to rip out the garter stitch rib and making the sleeves longer. I think since I did each sleeve in two separate sittings that I was just antsy to get it finished. Each sleeve had 23 repeats of the lace pattern.

The other issue is the collar. I found instructions on ravelry on how to incorporate a collar so I may just try it out and see how it turns out.

Overall I'm still really happy about this sweater and i"m pretty darned proud of it.


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