Sunday, May 13, 2007

This Can't Be Happening ....

.... yes, it is - another WIP completed - the Hourglass Cable Sweater .....I cast off the 2nd sleeve on Friday night, picked up the neck on Saturday & on Sunday morning was sewing on the sleeves. It was a breeze as there was not much sewing to be done - I knitted the body in the round, 3 needle bind off the shoulders & knitted the sleeves in the round too & all the sewing that I did was to attach the sleeves - this is great ! Check out the sleeves ....
..... knitted part of the sleeve with dpns & the other part with circulars & look at the little holes of M1 (knit front & back) on the underside of the sleeve which are quite decorative - this will be the way that I knit all sleeves in the future ! Easy & quick !
I really like the center cable panel of the sweater although I had to adjust the pattern to suit knitting in the round. This sweater is a nice knit & it fits perfectly - a pattern from Jo Sharp's Knit 2 magazine & I used her Soho Summer DK Cotton in Cloudless which is a really pretty sky blue (one of my favorite colors).
Although this sweater took me about 5 months to knit (with all the other projects going on), I am glad I finish it now as it's just in time for autumn & even winter. You will be surprised how warm cotton is!
Since I am on the roll, better finish up the rest of the WIPs - the Zig Zag Vest & soome more socks - then I can cast on a new project - a shawl or more socks .....


12 comments:

2paw said...

Ann your jumper is so lovely!! It is really beautiful and I love that you have knitted it all in the round. You are an 'in the round' expert!! I thought it was going to be another Hourglass Jumper,: this one is much nicer!!!
I have almost finished the 'rib' part of the front of the Vest Side Story, then only 136 rows to go!!!

Kate said...

That is a lovely, elegant jumper - the colour is beautiful too. Congratulations for bringing it to completion.

Tanya said...

That is so beautiful!

And I am so impressed that you are finishing you WIPs. I need to do that...especially the ones that are for other people!!

Dipsy Doodle said...

This is so very, very beautiful! You did a truly awesome job knitting it up - I'm totally in love with the pattern, and mind you, your neat and even cabling impresses me big time! Gorgeous color too - this is a really amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

I like that pattern,pity I have so many on wish list,LOL

Lisa said...

Wow, that is beautiful, will we get to see a modelled shot?

Roseann said...

What a phenomenal sweater!!! I am amazed at how beautiful it is. I love the details on the sleeves, what a delicate touch. Isn't it great to finish something and then start something new? I am in love with this sweater!

Elinor said...

Oh my gosh, that is such a beautiful sweater!!!!!! I like your sleeve increases too.

KnittingNutter said...

Love it, love it, love it. This pattern is definitely being added to my to do list.

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Michelle said...

wow!! very pretty!!! i should start on that once i finished tian's sweater!! tian left yesterday so now i got back my knitting time!!! cant wait to see this jumper this saturday!!!

tiennieknits said...

Gorgeous sweater Ann! Bravo!!!

Sam said...

stunning creation Ann! Another to add to the wishlist!