Friday, April 29, 2005

I Love It!!

Drumroll please... I've finally finished my sweater and I love it! I was concerned about how the yarn stripes differently on the sleeves than on the body but it works for me. I added a few rows to the neckline so it doesn't hang off my shoulders.

Also a finishing tip, rather than seaming the body and sleeves at the end, I used the hem technique from Alison's Nothing but a Tshirt pattern. For example, on the lower body - knit 5 rounds, purl 1 round, knit 5 rounds. On round 6, fold work over on the turning row towards the inside and knit next row together with cast on edge. Viola - no seaming.

I still have to rinse the sweater in fabric softener as Noro yarn tends to irritate my skin. And, of course it's too hot in LA to wear wool right now but that's fine with me. My Hourglass sweater is done and I'm happy :-)



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19 Comments:

Anonymous kellyt said...

Okay, I have to admit the first time I saw your striped version, I was a little skeptical but you totally pulled it off! Looks great!!

Fri Apr 29, 11:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cmeknit said...

Looks gorgeous! I love the stripes and the colourway is beautiful! Congratulations!

Fri Apr 29, 12:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sophie (Lille) said...

Really nice: the colour scheme is lovely.

Fri Apr 29, 01:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lynette said...

great job! i really like the way your sweater turned out.

Fri Apr 29, 01:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kelly said...

Totally cool! What did you do about the jog on stripes in the round?

Fri Apr 29, 05:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Simply beautiful! Wonderful job.
Would you be kind enough to tell us what colorway you used on the Noro Silk Garden?
That lavender is awesome on you.
We love it, too!

Fri Apr 29, 07:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous jess said...

the noro is a lovely take on the hourglass - it looks great!

Sat Apr 30, 08:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger thayer said...

wow, it looks really great! i love the stripes!

Sat Apr 30, 01:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Deena said...

Thanks for the compliments. The yarn is Silk Garden color 34. AS for the stripes, I didn't have any jogging problems. I have used Noro yarns for several projects and found that the color transitions are gradual so there is no jogging.

Sun May 01, 04:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tony Grant said...

Hey you should do that again! looks good on you. Your a pretty girl also. hey check out my site www.lovesbible.com and let me know what you think

Sun May 01, 05:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nicole said...

That looks beautiful! I love the stripes. Nice work!

Sun May 01, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Oooh ... that is so great! Nice job! I thought the Noro might end up funny on the sleeves, but it looks really cool instead! Yea for you! (sorry for the multi exclamation marks, but I'm just a huge Noro fun and it really worked so nicely on this sweater!)

Sun May 01, 07:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jenifer said...

And P.S. -- I forgot to say what i logged on for ... soak the SG in hair conditioner, and give it a slight tumble in the dryer (no heat) and the silk garden will really "bloom"! (that's if that's what you want) It makes it sooo soft.

Sun May 01, 07:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger amy said...

Beautiful! The colors look so great on you! That it, this sweater made up my mind- I have to join this knitalong.

Mon May 02, 05:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger wittyknits said...

That's gorgeous, and the colors look great on you. I was having a hard time picturing this sweater in stripes, but now I get it.

I have a serious Silk Garden addiction, so I might have to try that later on too! :-)

Mon May 02, 02:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Megan said...

That looks great, and THANK YOU for the seaming tip. It's too late for me to use that on the bottom hem, but the cuffs are yet to come. Thanks!

Wed May 04, 10:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jennifa said...

That's awesome! Love the colorway, and you look great in it.

Wed May 04, 08:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful colours, a great jumper,
but have I missed something? What yarn did you use? I think it was the Noro but please tell me which?
Thanks and Happy Knitting to All

Thu May 05, 09:02:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous knitnic said...

yours is the cutest one EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Oct 20, 08:22:00 AM PDT  

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