Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Ha! After a very long blogging hiatus, I'm back with an FO, no less. This one was a fun knit, since I had never done a sweater all in one piece (mostly). Oh, the joy in not having to sew up seams!

I would say that this sweater was easy and hard at the same time. The pattern is so deceptively simple, that I kept messing up on the lace pattern. You know how it is - you're watching TV and knitting, and you think you're in a groove so you stop paying attention. Next thing you know, your lace pattern and raglan decreases are off kilter, and you realize you're not as hot as you think you are.

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But alas, I was able to successfully complete Ariann. And I'm pleased with the results! Here are the specs:

Pattern: Ariann by ChicKnits, 3/4-length sleeve version
Alterations: Added 1" length to body prior to decreasing for waist shaping
Yarn: Cascade 220 The Heathers, color number 9459 Yakima
Needles: US 6 and 7, mix of Clover bamboo and Denise
Buttons: 3/4" (pattern calls for 1 1/8", but it was too big for my holes) yikes!!??!!

I'm also in the process of crocheting the waist ties. I did one, and decided I wanted to do maybe 1 or 2 more to give it more strength. But for now, I'm calling this project done!


lomester said...

I was wondering where you were hiding! COngrats on the sweater. it looks awesome

Bonne Marie said...

Lorddee, lady - your Ariann took my breath away!!!

So very lovely - I curtsey low to your awesome skills...