Saturday, June 25, 2005

Yarn for the Hourglass

I realise that I'm rather late signing up for this KAL, but I've just ordered the yarn for my Hourglass Sweater. After much calculating and fretting I finally decided on texere's Kelso Wool Tweed in 'berry'. It feels a bit scratchy to the touch on the sample that I have but it says 'soft' in the description, so I hope that it will improve in softness after washing... At least, with £2.90 for 100g it's well within my price range!

Can't wait to start knitting! :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Just Starting & help changing neckline

Hi all---I am just starting this sweater and found this knitalong! I've enjoyed seeing all of the other sweaters out there--they look great! When I get there, I would like to change the neckline a bit to make my sweater a bit narrower and snug in the shoulder line. I noticed that a couple people changed the neckline a bit, too. What did you do? If anyone has recommendations I'd love to hear them! Thanks...

Almost There!

I am in the middle of the decreases on the yoke and am hoping to finish this weekend! I just figured I would share this picture since I have neglected to post any progress over the last month that I have been working on this! I was honestly thinking that I was going to get bored with this sweater, but it went super quick and was really fun! The yarn I am using is Knit Picks Andean Silk in Lettuce.

Monday, June 06, 2005

So far so good. I've finished the lower body and have a good start on a sleeve. It's going much faster and easier than I expected.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Hourglass Progress

I'm almost ready to start on the sleeves! Hooray! I love how easy this pattern is so far. It's great, too, to see everyone else's finished sweaters. Has anyone tried doing the sleeves on 16" circs? I'm knitting the 37" size, and I just don't want to have to buy another set of needles.


I don't see any instructions on blocking in the pattern. Does it have to be blocked or should I follow the instructions for my yarn?

I have more IP protos on my blog.

Friday, June 03, 2005

My Second Hourglass Sweater Done!!

Hi! I'm done with my second hourglass sweater.
This time, I used Louet Sales' Euroflax Original (sport weight, linen 100%).
I used three skeins.

I also shortened the sleeve so that I can wear in summer.
Here is how it looks:

Second Hourglass Sweater Done!!

I am very satisfied with it overall. I like this shorter sleeves, I like the way linen becomes softer and drapes more as I wear. I am sure I can wear it in summer, too.

Now, I am looking at some comments on Knitpick's Andrean Silk, and I am so interested in that yarn!! I may start making another one for the next fall/winter with this yarn, cause I really love the shape of this sweater.

Hi there

I realise I've been very remiss and not introduced myself since taking over the admin of the blog. There's not a huge amount to say, except I hope you're all enjoying knitting your Hourglass Sweaters. I've done one so far and have the yarn put aside for another. I'm sure you'll all join me in saying a big thank you to Kelly for all the hard work she's put in to this knitalong and I hope it will carry on for some time to come.

If anyone has any comments/suggestions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Happy knitting!