Friday, November 19, 2004

Welcome to the Hourglass!

Welcome to the Hourglass sweater knit-along! Join us as we knit this sweater featured in "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson of Purl in Soho.

To join the knit-along, just leave a comment to this post. Include your name, your email address and your blog address, if you have one. We'll add you to the sidebar. Don't forget to copy the knit-along button for your own blog.

This will be an on-going knit-along, so, don't worry if you need to start after the holidays!


Blogger Knitting Solo said...

HI there!! I just joined up!


Fri Dec 03, 08:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this post by Joelle Hoverson on Knitter's Review:

Fri Dec 10, 05:44:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this post by Joelle Hoverson on Knitter's Review:

Fri Dec 10, 05:45:00 AM PST  
Blogger Oslofia said...

Hi...I would love to join this knitalong. It will be my very first =)


Sun Dec 12, 01:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Oslofia said...

Hi again...thanks for adding me to the list =)

The link to my blog went a bit wrong...the correct adress to my blog should be:


Sun Dec 12, 11:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I can't wait to start this after the holidays!!!

Wed Dec 15, 12:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger jess said...

a knit along - how fun! i'm in. i just bought a 10-pack of cash iroha in a magenta / rasperry color on eBay for $80. the seller has 3 left, and also has 10-packs of a moss color, if anyone is interested:

i'll be starting post-holidays. Can't wait to see everyone's work!


Thu Dec 16, 10:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger Nyxxie said...

I would love to join it will be after the holidays before I will be able to get started with it.


Jenn (Nyxxie)

Tue Dec 21, 01:05:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am starting this sweater after the holidays. I would love to join your knit a long, I always get such good tips from KAL's.
My email is
My blog is
Merry Christmas,

Wed Dec 22, 04:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kandy said...

Ooh! A reason to step up this sweater's position in the lineup - a KAL! I've got the yarn and the pattern, what more could a girl ask for?

Fri Dec 24, 01:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kandy said...

Oooh - a KAL for the yarn and pattern I already have - Happy day! This puppy gets fast-tracked in the lineup now. Yippee! Please add me to your list.



Fri Dec 24, 01:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger marirob said...

I'm very excited to see this KAL! I'd love to join everyone else. I'm unimaginative - I'm doing this sweater in exactly the same shade as in the book - Cash Iroha in Orange.

My blog is


Sun Jan 02, 03:39:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm working this up in Manos. I'm about 2/3 of the way up to the yoke and I've already encountered some challenges with the decreases, even with the pattern corrections. I just wasn't paying enough attention. I'm all set now...


Mon Jan 03, 06:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hi! Mind if I join you? :)
I've been waiting for my holiday knitting to be finished before starting this I can!!

I'll be using Noro Cash Iroha in Color #31, a rich purple. Can't wait!

My blog is

Tue Jan 04, 09:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger xmasberry said...

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Thu Jan 06, 09:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger xmasberry said...

ok, i messed up, (geez, i shouldf be doing better by thursday, don't you think?) anyway, i would like to join the KAL. i will be using cashiroha #81, which is listed as a brown, but has a blood-red quality to it. i should start this weekend!

Thu Jan 06, 10:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger jen said...

I'm in! Jenifer F. :)

Mon Jan 10, 10:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Please count me in - don't have a blog. Now that the holidays are over I'd like to get going on this sweater. Will be shopping the stash to select a yarn.

Tue Jan 11, 06:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mary said...


I've been knitting (and blogging about) this since November, but I'd love to join, if I'm not too late.


Thu Jan 13, 03:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mary said...

I've been knitting (and blogging about) this since November, but I'd love to join the knitalong if I can.

I'm doing mine in Rowan Felted Tweed and I'm just about ready to join the arms and the body.


Thu Jan 13, 04:23:00 PM PST  
Blogger IA said...

Hi, all.

I started this sweater on January 29 and just knitted the second decrease row. I'm trying out the new KnitPicks Merino Style in cinnamon. The gauge is right on, but the color is very flat compared with Cash Iroha. I'm thinking already that it may come out too dull, and that I'll want to finish the neckline and cuffs with aqua or pink edging. We'll see.


Sun Feb 06, 09:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger the knit pixie said...

hi! i just started day before yesterday... three inches maybe? i'm doing it in Manos. i'm going to post a link here, ok?


Fri Feb 11, 11:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger alison said...

Hey there, can I join too? I've just decided to use this pattern for some cashmere yarn that I've reclaimed from an old store-bought sweater. Are stragglers welcome??

Mon Feb 21, 09:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sophie (Lille) said...

I started the hourglass sweater yesterday and just came across this knitalong. May I join?

Sun Feb 27, 06:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kelly said...

Sophie, yes, you may still join the Hourglass KAL. The insight and tips others have added to the blog so far have been very helpful. Can't wait to see your progress. Send your email address, blog link and what you'd like to be called to

Sun Feb 27, 06:41:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I've just found this blog, and am going to buy the yarn for my Hourglass sweater tomorrow! Can I still join? Hope it's not too late.


Mon Mar 14, 07:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger cmeknit said...

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Wed Mar 16, 10:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger cmeknit said...

I'm in...I love the design of this sweater. On my way out to find some yarn.

Wed Mar 16, 10:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger cmeknit said...

My email is

Thu Mar 17, 11:27:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed following this knitalong and wanted to share my hourglass sweater, too! The Cash Iroha was a dream to knit with.

There are a couple pictures of my sweater posted at

Thanks everyone for sharing all of your extremely helpful tips and photos!

Thu Mar 17, 02:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger alice said...

hiya! add me please :) i'm making a faboo cashmerino version. thanks!


Fri Mar 18, 02:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger fishgirl182 said...

can i still join the knitalong by posting a comment here? well if i can i would love to join, as i just got my cash iroha today in a gorgeous greeny/teal color. mmmm.

Mon Mar 21, 12:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger wittyknits said...

Hi, I'm Amy/WittyKnits, and I'd love to join the Hourglass KAL. I'll be starting soon, I promise.

Fri Apr 01, 07:59:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'd like to join in as well.

Lisa C, (

Fri Apr 01, 01:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger wakana said...


I just found this knit-along, and am wondering if I can still join...

I already finished my Hourglass Sweater last week and it's on my blog. I love it! I may make another one with different yarns.


Sun Apr 03, 02:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, cool, I just started one of these! I've never done anything-along, but this is my first sweater and I'd love to join in if I'm not too late. Can I, oh purty please?

Here's the start
(just take out that "no spam" bit)

Mon Apr 04, 07:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger amber said...

I just started this sweater last night and would like to join you all.


Wed Apr 06, 12:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Patty said...

Hi. I want to start on the Hourglass sweater. I think the book I have says I need 9 skeins for size 37. I don't know if my book has the corrections or not. How much yarn is everyone else using? Thanks.

Fri Apr 08, 12:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hi! Can I still get in on this?

Mon Apr 11, 06:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to join up. Thanks for hosting!

Wed Apr 13, 12:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacey said...

I'd love to join up! I'm still trying to decide what yarn to use so I plan on browsing everyone's completed sweaters!


Thu Apr 14, 10:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Megan said...

Yay! This is my second sweater, but my first knitalong. I'm using Tahki New Tweed. My url is


Sat Apr 16, 03:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Annabel said...

Could i join up ???

Annabel from france

Mon Apr 18, 01:36:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so great!! i was on day two of the hourglass sleve #1 and chanced upon you guys searching for more cash iroha colors. YAY!! i managed to find two more skeins in the red ( amazing) same dye lot...the last two at the store so thanks to this wonderful group of knitters already...i would have run out of yarn for sure without the advice here. i love the cash iroha...pricey but so soft and the color is unreal. i'll be here daily until i finish!

Wed Apr 20, 06:33:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many people have noted that they can't find the 12" circular. i bought two (addi turbo) pairs last week thinking i was going to start another project...
i'd be willing to trade them with someone, might be easier than ordering. i'm in canada so it would be great if you're in canada as well, but if you're in the US that's cool to. let me know if you're interested. happy knitting!

Wed Apr 20, 06:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nicole said...

I just ordered some Cascade 220 in Garnet to knit up the Hourglass sweater. Please add me to the list:

Thank you!

Sun Apr 24, 10:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kelly said...

Sign me up! I'm knitting mine in Jaeger Shetland Aran in a lush dark burgundy. Not exactly springlike, but it will be absolutely lovely come autumn.


Mon Apr 25, 06:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger krisluvswool said...

I'd love to join! my site is


Sun May 01, 05:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger krisluvswool said...

Oh -- right-- email: krisbarnwell AT mail DOT utexas DOT edu

Sun May 01, 05:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to join the KAL

I already have a problem. How on earth do you join the sleeve? I am soooo confused!


knitgrl [at] gmail [dot] com

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thu May 05, 06:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Patty said...

I've been WANTING to make this sweater. It'll be my first. Glad I stumbled on this site! :-D


Tue May 10, 12:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Dani said...

This will be my first sweater! I have been wanting to make it for months and finally just purchased some yarn online. I will be using the Knit Picks' Andean Silk yarn in the color lettuce! Hopefully I can start in the next week or two once it arrives!

Thu May 12, 08:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dani said...

Oh, and my email is!

Thu May 12, 08:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Phoebe said...

Hi all! Coming to the KAL a little late. Took me awhile to win some noro cash iroha on ebay but I'm all set now with #61...a deep purple.


Tue May 17, 04:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign me up. Most of you are finished before I even ordered my yarn. But I've been dying to knit this sweater ever since I laid eyes on it. It's my first so wish me luck. After perusing all of your blogs, I'm going to give it a shot with Cascade 220. Can't go wrong with the sale price from Webs. And since I'm sure to make a mess of it, I won't feel so badly.


Thu May 19, 02:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tenli said...

Hi gang,
I'm backlogged on projects but a friend and I bought the yarn for this sweater awhile ago. We live on opposite coasts (I'm in CA, she's in NY) but we planned to do a knitalong -- we thought next Fall, when the weather cools off.

Sat May 21, 11:59:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started the HS this weekend, and I would love to join the knit-along


Mon May 23, 09:44:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to join!

Tue May 24, 08:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger julia said...

I'd like to join up as well. I have just ordered the yarn for this sweater (finally).

Does anyone know if the rumor that it is being doscontinued is true?

Also, please pardon my blog. I've just started it as a place to record my knitting.

Wed May 25, 02:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Hi. I'd like to join the knitalong. I'll be using some yarn from an overly enormous deconstructed J.Crew sweater I picked up at a thrift store. It's a gorgeous pattern, and it'll be my very first knitalong. Thanks!

Wed Jun 08, 06:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger RoseM said...

Sign me up! Got the book today and am swatching up some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk -- seems a bit heavy and my guage is off. Any one else use this yarn? Would love to use the Cash Iroha -- but hopefully I can make the DB work as I have quite a stash of it. Talk to you soon.

Thu Jun 09, 09:56:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Mon Jun 13, 08:28:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi folks, I'm a longtime looker, first time joiner! :)
Already made my first hourglass, to not so good results, prompting me to join & shre attempt #2 with others. The unfortunate result of #1 is on display at my blog.


Mon Jun 13, 08:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

hi i would like to join the knit a long!
my name is: Catherine
my blog is:

Fri Jun 17, 09:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Berlinswhimsy said...

Hi!! I just happened to be starting this sweater and then found this knit-along! I'm using Noro Cash Iroha in an olive green color. I love the shape of this sweater so I'm hoping it turns out well!

Tue Jun 21, 11:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Berlinswhimsy said...

Woops, forgot to add my info to the above post!
My name: Amber
My email:

Tue Jun 21, 11:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Iris said...

Hi there.
I just found this and since I wanted to make the Hourglass sweater ever since I bought Last Minute Gifts, I thought that joining a KAL would give me an incentive.

I have not decided on the yarn yet, but I can't wait to start!


Fri Jun 24, 01:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better late than never I guess! I just bought the book and yarn, and I've just finished the decrease portion of the front & back section. So I thought I'd join in too.
My blog: Slip Knot Pixie

Mon Jun 27, 11:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it too late to join? I just started mine in orange Knitpicks' Andean Silk.


Mon Jun 27, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, I forgot to add my email address:

Mon Jun 27, 05:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone. I'm so glad to find this KAL as I have just decided to knit the Hourglass myself. I'll be using Crystal Palace - Mikado Ribbon for mine.
I don't have a blog yet but my email is ta_spunky[at]yahoo[dot]com


Tue Jun 28, 02:37:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trying to sign on again. Tried to once, but my name didn't appear on the list of knitters.

I'm hoping to use Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk or Noro Silk Garden. Have to decide soon, as this is the project I want to bring on holidays.

Tue Jul 05, 10:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Turtle Runner said...

I'd like to join in too. I just finished the decrease section of the front and back. I have a long way to go, but I'm loving this sweater already! My blog site is:

Lisa B

Thu Jul 07, 09:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger binkwaffle (Holly) said...

Hi everyone! I'm excited about starting the Hourglass Sweater and have half a dozen finished ones in my head already. LOL I'm still picking out my yarn but am looking forward to starting soon.


Mon Jul 11, 09:04:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - didn't hear back, so maybe I forgot to include my email (

Got my yarn (Noro Silk Garden) and the pattern set to take to the lake next week to get a start. The completed sweaters are all so lovely. Hope mine will fit as well as all the posters'.


Wed Jul 13, 11:05:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bear Knits said...

I'd like to join, too. I'll start as soon as I get my yarn.

Mon Jul 18, 01:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I just started the Hourglass. So far, it's great! I'm using Pakucho organic cotton from as an inexpensive substitute!


Thu Jul 21, 04:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though this started awhile ago, it looks like people are still joining so I will too! I already bought my yarn - andean silk from knitpicks. Instead of my email address, you can just contact me at my blog.

Sat Aug 06, 02:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! i know i'm coming to the group late but i've been wanting to make this pattern since i bought "last-minute knitted gifts" back in december. i'm so excited to see some nice yarn substitutions and i'm looking forward to ordering some yarn.

Sat Aug 06, 08:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Midnight Sparkle said...

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Mon Aug 08, 03:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Midnight Sparkle said...

Joining this KAL so my first sweater doesn't turn into a complete disaster!

Mon Aug 08, 03:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Laughingrat said...

I'd like to join up, too. Thanks!

Sun Aug 14, 11:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lauren said...

I would love to join up... I am planning to start in the next few weeks ;)

LollyKnitting Around


Wed Aug 17, 10:06:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! I stumbled upon this knitalong (coincidentally because I just started my hourglass sweater last week)Cannot wait to see everyones sweaters finished!

Wed Aug 17, 05:00:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started yesterday w/ Andean Silk from Knitpicks (in lettuce). When I can get my digital cam to work I'll post pics.


Thu Aug 18, 03:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger RoseM said...

Had trouble using the Blog that was set up for me. So am trying again - I'm part way through the first sleeve and love the sweater so far. Had to narrow the sleeve though.
New Blog:

Sat Aug 20, 10:57:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finished my swatch today and will be making this in Plymouth Turino Silk color 7.

Mon Aug 22, 08:59:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to join. This is my first KAL. The Hourglass Sweater is also my first sweater. I completed my swatch this weekend. Looking forward to the adventure!

Mon Aug 22, 10:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Snapdragons said...

I cast on for my hourglass sweater last night. I am using Noro Silk Garden #84 and knitting the 41" size. It will be right for my bust--hope it's right for the hips!

Fri Sep 09, 02:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger yaiAnn said...

I'm swatching for my hourglass right now. I'm using Noro Cash Iroha Color #35.


Fri Sep 09, 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lesley said...

I'm about 15 rows into my Hourglass. I'm knitting the smallest size and using Rowan Handknit DK Cotton.

Is it too late to join? :)

Sat Sep 10, 08:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Emily H. said...

I started mine as well and would love to join and keep an eye on everyone's progress

Tue Sep 20, 03:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger knittykitty said...

Just finished mine, have comments to share.

Wed Sep 21, 07:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger binkwaffle (Holly) said...

I just started this week and am almost through the decreases. I'm excited about finally getting started after looking forever for just the right yarn!


Thu Sep 22, 01:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Emily H. said...

Whoops, I forgot to include my email address and website. Well here is my info:

You can see my progress there. I am up to where I split for the yoke, but I am waiting for needles to come in the mail for the sleeves. I'm still to scared of dpn's to attempt them, despite what my local yarn shop recommended!

Sat Sep 24, 01:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger illanna said...

Hi! I'd like to rejoin. My blog is, my e-mail address is Illanna24ATaolDOTcom, and I am using Artyarns Supermerino. I'm already set up to post on the blog, I just need to get back in the sidebar. Thanks!

Mon Sep 26, 05:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CreativeGrrl said...

Hi! This is terrific! Please add me. My blog is


Tue Sep 27, 10:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Please add me to the knitalong. Thanks!

Tue Sep 27, 07:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Michelle said...

Can I be added to this knit a long?

Sun Oct 02, 05:05:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd love to join even though i'm almost done... i'm adding a hood, has anybody tried this? i'm worried now that i see all these comments about big necklines!


Tue Oct 11, 03:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger soapy said...

Can I join if it's not to late?

Thu Oct 13, 09:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jenny said...

Please add me too! I finished my Hourglass already but am new to this whole blogging thing. I'd like to post a finished pic.

I used Knitpicks Andean Silk

jennylynn916 at yahoo dot com

Thu Oct 27, 02:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ann-Marie MacKay said...

i would love to can i do this??

Sat Oct 29, 06:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jenny said...

Hi. I am about to embark on my first sweater journey and love the hourglass pattern (and have enjoyed seeing all the different color and yarn combinations you have all come up with).

I have read that it runs on the larger size, especially after blocking. How would I alter the pattern to make it fit me (petite, size 2-4)? Is the smallest size too big? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

I plan on using the Cash Iroha.

Sat Oct 29, 11:35:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to join. This will be my first adult sweater. I've just started; I'm on the second decrease section. Because I live on the Gulf coast, I'm making this out of the much lamented, discontinued Cotton-ease.

Sat Oct 29, 06:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better late than never...I'm starting the Hourglass...


Sun Oct 30, 01:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gina said...

I'd like to join, too.


Thu Nov 10, 04:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger celia said...

I'd like to join too please!

Thu Nov 10, 11:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Geneviève said...

Hello, Bonjour!

If there's a time to knit a sweater, this is it! I'd like to join the knitalong!


Fri Nov 11, 10:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Geneviève said...

Oups forgot my e-mail.

Fri Nov 11, 10:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacey said...

I got a blog since I joined, so you can update me!


Wed Nov 16, 06:41:00 AM PST  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi, I finally received my book, and am ready to join!

Thu Nov 17, 02:02:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the perfect yarn for this sweater, its called Licorice Twist from Spinners Hill (sorry no website, I'll post more specifics later). The stockinette in the round will be a welcome distraction from a busy work schedule!

Tue Nov 29, 02:24:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Please add me to this knitalong -- its my first one. Exciting!

Wed Dec 07, 10:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ramona said...

This truly is an on-going-knit-a-long. I would love to join. I just got my yarn, Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed. Ramona

Thu Dec 08, 09:31:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 10 skeins of Rowan's Rowanspun DK. Does anyone think that would be an unwise choice for the Hourglass or should I give it a try? Thanks, Krista in VA

Thu Dec 15, 09:01:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everybody! Just started tonight. I'm making it for my mom for xmas. Can I finish in 10 days? Stay tuned to find out! I'm using Cascade 220 Quatro in a pink tweedy heathery color. It was only $7 a ball and each ball is 220 yards so I only needed 5, compared to the Noro which was very beautiful and soft, but hella expensive. Gotta go- got a lot of knitting to do!

Thu Dec 15, 07:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kaitie Tee said...

Hello all! I've just made the decision to use KnitPicks Andean Silk to make my hourglass. I'm so excited!

Tue Dec 27, 02:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger CygKnit said...

Hi there! I've been dying to start this sweater (my 1st!) and finally found what I want: Sensations Dolcetto.

I'd love to be able to join this (my 1st, also) knit-a-long :)


Wed Dec 28, 04:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sherrill said...

Mary, I sent an email, but wanted to post here as well to see if there are still signups for the KAL...I'd like to join.


Wed Dec 28, 07:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger city girl said...

I would like to join.

Tue Jan 03, 09:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to join! I've already started and have an update or two.
mimsie AT gmail dot com

Tue Jan 03, 04:06:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to join. I'm up to the sleeves now, which means I might actually finish it!

Mon Jan 09, 07:08:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to say I'm using Knitpicks Andean Silk Twist, and my email is kmelkight at gmail.

Mon Jan 09, 07:10:00 PM PST  
Blogger Liesl Gibson said...

Ahh! I'm so thrilled to find other people making this sweater! I'm JUST starting, and I'm not a very fast knitter, so I hope you haven't all disappeared by the time I'm finished. I'm using Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca that I bought for a different project and didn't finish. Has anyone tried a tubular hem and sleeves instead of the method the pattern uses?

Wed Jan 11, 03:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hi, I'd love to join up. I've got my yarn and I'm about to get started. I'm Andrea and my blog address is

My email address is andrea.ryer at gmail dot com.

Wed Jan 11, 06:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Meredith said...

I'd like to join! I'm using Debbie Bliss Cathay.

meredithleighs at hotmail dot com

Sun Jan 15, 05:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Christine said...

Hello there, me too, me too. I am knitting mine for the 2006 Knitting Olympics out of EL Silky Wool.

(Can't start till 2/10)

Mon Jan 16, 04:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vera said...

I'd like to join. I'll make this for the Knitting Olympics.

I'll choose my yarn in the next couple of weeks.


Wed Jan 18, 02:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

Please sign me up! I can't start right away, but I've already got gauge on my swatch using Classic Elite Miracle.

Fri Jan 20, 04:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger PutYourFlareOn said...

Count me in! I've just started and have progress to post!

Sat Jan 21, 02:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Beth Roy said...

Hello! I'm joining in. I'm also knitting this as my Knitting Olympics project. So if all goes well I'll have it done by closing ceremonies.

Sun Jan 22, 07:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sigrun said...

i've just started my Hourglass - and would love to join the knit-a-long

Sun Jan 22, 09:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger erica said...

I would like to join, please! I'm planning to use SWTC bamboo.

Mon Jan 30, 06:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Flutterbee By Rowan said...

it looks great! I love the trim.

Tue Jan 31, 08:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Cari said...

Starting late is better than not at all. Casting on tomorrow. The FO photos look great!

Wed Feb 01, 09:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Emily said...

I would like to join. I will be knitting the sweater with cash iroha for the knitting olympics. am I crazy? my blog is

Fri Feb 03, 02:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Hello, I would like to join the KAL. Thanks.

Sun Feb 05, 02:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lara said...

I'm hoping to get some tips from people about this sweater. May I join? :)

Lara -

Mon Feb 06, 04:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jade said...

I would like to join this KAL as well. I will be making mine in a discontinued shade(#79) of Cash Iroha that I just won on ebay.

Tue Feb 07, 11:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger rachael said...

hey! count me in too please... i'm going to be making the hourglass in elann's peruvian collection quechua (alpaca/tencel). it's a lovely crimson shade.


Tue Feb 07, 01:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger Emily said...

Here's my email:

Tue Feb 07, 01:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Allegra said...

Hi, I am slowly moving on my Hourglass Sweater. I am using Gedifra Stripe in Pinks,Purples and Reds. I love it!! I have been busy with other projects, but this weekend I am going out of town and plan to bring the sweater with me for some much-needed quality time! I love seeing everyone's results! They're all great!!!

Thu Feb 09, 05:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger jennie said...

it's so nice to see how other people's hG sweaters turned out... i could use some feedback -- can I join too? I've started already, using Knitpicks Andean Silk.


Sat Feb 11, 08:12:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd love to join in... I already started this item, but i've never done a KAL before, so i'm excited.

i'm working in renaissance yarns' handsome harry's hanks in grey (i won it from some time ago and couldn't figure out what to do with it!)

i have kool aid dyed four hanks of it and am going to do a stripey yoke.

i am posting photos on my blog tonight of the dyed yarn and my progress.

Tue Feb 14, 08:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger madder said...

I'd love to join in, too. I am knitting hourglass for the olympics and am using kid classic in olive and baby blue. we'll see if i can finish it by the 26th!

Thu Feb 16, 12:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tanja said...

Hi. I would like to join this knitalong please! I just ordered my yarn from Knitpics. I'm using Merino Style in Cinnamon. I cant wait to make it. I now just have to order away for the needles and I'm on my way.

Sun Feb 19, 07:06:00 AM PST  
Blogger Liesl Gibson said...

Hi again. I posted a comment quite a while ago asking to join, and I haven't heard anything back. Can someone tell me what I need to do to join? Thanks!

Mon Feb 20, 05:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Maryann said...

Hi, I'll love to join and this will be my first KAL. Hope it's not too late... I started mine last Saturday and now about 8 inches on the body.


Tue Feb 21, 05:45:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chris said...

Um, ok, so I've actually started and finished mine - it was my Knitting Olympics project. But a commenter on my blog suggested I join up...

My finished Hourglass with comments on the pattern changes I made can be found here.

Fri Feb 24, 04:26:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to join the hourglass KAL. I purchased my yarn today.

Gina B.

Sat Mar 04, 01:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger knit_chick said...

I'd like to join the KAL.

Sun Mar 05, 02:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger jennymcflint said...

I just cast on today, so please count me in! I'm using Cash Iroha #2.


Mon Mar 06, 12:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jackie said...

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Tue Mar 07, 03:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hey, I'd love to join -- I commented a while back but didn't leave my email address (sorry!). For my email, substitute at and dot for the dashes == jackie-plyandburl-com. My blog is at

Tue Mar 07, 03:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Paris (France) !
I launched a KAL for the same sweater, in french last january.

You can visit it at

("taille de guepe" is an approximate translation of hourglass in french)

From the beginning, i put a link towards you kal and the blogs of your members.

Thank you for having done this before, it really helped !

See you some time in Paris if you ever come by (we meet every thursday evening in a café to knit in public together),


Mon Mar 20, 03:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger Beth Roy said...

Hello - I'm actually done and need help! My Hourglass fit perfectly, then I blocked it and the Noro stretched like mad. Any ideas?!

Wed Mar 22, 10:04:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH! I´ve just found this KAL and I would really like to join, eventhough I have not even bought the yarn yet (I will, soon). My blog is in Swedish, but I will write about my h.g.s progress in english aswell. :-)


Thu Mar 23, 02:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Hi ! I'd Really like to join the knitalong.

Tue Mar 28, 11:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger ShizKnitty said...

I would love to join as I just recently started my sweater! Thanks!

Wed Mar 29, 08:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I join? I've got pictures to post!

Wed Mar 29, 09:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoops! I forgot to leave my email and's and

Wed Mar 29, 09:38:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would like to join the knitalong to motivate myself to finish my hourglass sweater. Am a little intimidated by the finishing of the neck.

Sun Apr 02, 03:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Thea said...

Hi People,

I'm a little late here, since I just finished mine. But I managed to avoid all the hemming with a few simple mods on the edges - don't know of anyone else is interested, but check it out here. The finished sweater really doesn't look that different without the hems!

Wed Apr 05, 11:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger dlittlegarden said...

Hi there! This is Daphne from, email I just ordered a ton of Knit Picks Andean Silk in Orange to knit myself the Hourglass. Can't wait to get started!

Fri Apr 14, 03:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Hello everyone, I would live to join

I am looking forward to knitting this sweater - I just picked up the book today.


Mon Apr 17, 05:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Would love to join the knit-a-long! Let me know what yarn you have knitted/are knitting the sweater in, 'cause I'm not sure yet, so comments would be nice

Mon May 08, 05:25:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd like to join; i've been meaning to make this sweater for a long time.

Thu May 18, 12:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger sarah e said...

I would love to join, I am already 1/3 of the way through :)

Tue Jun 13, 09:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Hi, Can I be removed from the knitalong blog? Thank you.

Thu Sep 14, 09:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've loved this knitalong, but would also like to be removed. I'm cleaning up my blog list.
Thanks much,

Mon Oct 16, 01:40:00 PM PDT  

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