Thursday, July 13, 2006

2nd Hourglass

I loved this sweater so much, I'm knitting one for my step-mother. I'm still knitting the body of the sweater so the pictures aren't too exciting yet. I'm knitting this sweater with Blue Sky Alpaca cotton yarn. I love this stuff, it's soft and thick, but not too thick. The yarn color is 606 Shell, which my step-mom loves. I've knit this sweater before (see the Cast Off album) so it's knitting up quickly. I'm skipping the hems on this sweater so the edges will roll up instead of be flat and square.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Another Finished HG

I've been meaning to post this for awhile. I finished up my hourglass sweater several months ago, and got to wear it a couple of times before summer kicked in. I used Noro Cash Iroha #84, and I loved the pattern and the yarn. I will definitely be making this sweater again, but probably with a different yarn.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Time for a break?

There have been no new posts on the knitalong for quite a while now - I'm guessing most of us are happily wearing our completed Hourglasses and have moved on to other things. Therefore I am proposing that we close the knitalong.

We can keep the blog up as a reference for others, but not allow any new posts or any new members. What do other people think?

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Wahoo! My Hourglass Sweater is finally finished!

My hourglass sweater finished!

Sadly, the neck does feel like it’s going to stretch and fall off my shoulders. I can’t complain — I was warned by many a knitter to knit a few extra rows to make the neck smaller, but when I tried it on, it just didn’t feel as wide as it did once I’d finished. Any advice for how to keep the neck a smaller size without frogging and adding rows? I wove a thread through it, but I’m not sure how much that’ll help.

Cross posted here.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Two-Thirds or One-Half?

Hi! My name is Emily, and I've been working on the hourglass sweater for the Knitting Olympics too. I didn't finish it, but got pretty far:

So my question to you is, do you think I'm 2/3 of the way finished? Or more like 1/2 way? Because if I'm 2/3 finished then I will qualify for a silver metal. Either way I love this sweater and can't wait to wear it. Thanks for all of your discussions of the pattern on this blog. They have been helpful.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Did I forget to show you my progress???

I am knitting with Elisabeth Lavold Silky Wool and as much as I think I will like the end product, I am not exactly fond of the yarn. I find that I am plucking out lots of vegetable matter or something and it is quite annoying. Also, I had to go up a needle size to get gauge for this sweater and I won't be sure of the fabric until I wear it in my chilly house :) I am not using a 12 inch circular needle, I am doing the magic loop method and knitting both sleeves at the same time. If you have any questions, please email me at: or visit my blog at

Good luck everyone!

Friday, February 17, 2006

blogging for dummies

hey there,

this isn't exactly a swetaer-related post, but... i'd like to put the "hourlgass knit-alog" button on my blog, but try as i might i can't find info in the help section. could someone point me in the right direction, or if it's easy, to walk me though it?

thanks so much = )