Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hourglass sweater

Hourglass sweater, originally uploaded by inkmama.

I'm finally finished! (All that's left is blocking....) Here is my 11-year-old Travis modeling it. (He didn't want me to show his face.) The sweater fits, albeit snugly, and I do love the feel of the Noro Cash Iroha, but I doubt I'd make it again. I don't knit fast enough to get past the nervewracking repetition of the stockinette stitch. But it did teach me lots--the only other sweater I've ever knit was the "to dye for" sweater in Stitch 'n Bitch, which was simple and also beautiful.


Blogger Emily H. said...

Wow, I really love yours. That color is beautiful!

Thu Nov 10, 03:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bear Knits said...

It looks great!

Fri Nov 11, 12:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lynette said...

it's beautiful, and i love the rich color!

Fri Nov 11, 01:16:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! I sweat, that sweater took me so long, and I'd put it down and do other, quicker projects--purses, socks, scarves--but my son Travis (who's modeling) started taunting me: "You don't finish things," he said over and over so soon I just got to the point where I had to finish it. I'm so glad I did. I do love it. Now, if only I'd block it.... I think I'm mystified by blocking!

Fri Nov 11, 06:58:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what yarn did you use? i love the color.

Sat Nov 12, 07:05:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noro Cash Iroha.

Sun Nov 13, 10:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger knittykitty said...

I also made mine from cash iroha and also found it to be just a bit snug when I finished---a washing loosened it up just the right amount, though, and now it is perfect. I recommend Eucalan (you don't have to rinse it out)--follow their instructions for how to use it in your washing machine. It's very easy. Then just lay the damp sweater on a towel, pull it to the dimensions you want, and let it dry.

Wed Dec 14, 07:14:00 PM PST  

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