Sunday, August 26, 2007

Yay! A sweater that fits!



Pattern: Rusted Root from Zephyr Style.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - 2 3/4 skeins
Needles: Sz US 4 Susan Bates and Sz US 6 Clover Bamboo circulars.
Size: 36"
Mods: I cast on with the size 4s, and knit the ribbing at the top before beginning the body of the sweater, in order to avoid picking up all those stitches later. Worked out fine.
Thoughts: Could be a skotch longer. I'm hoping blocking will help solve this problem. It's about to be blocked, so I'll let you know how that works out. But otherwise, I really really like it! The fit is perfect, I love the lace detail, and the sleeves aren't too tight (something I always worry about). Would have been done much more quickly, had I only worked on it.














My apologies for the blog absence - getting ready for the new school year is exhausting. But I have some blog posts ready to go, so I hope to not be as quiet this week. Wish me luck tomorrow morning - 4th graders! Ack!

14 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! good work!

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  2. That's so pretty! Good job.

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  3. Very pretty and such a good fit!

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  4. That's really very cute!

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  5. Very cute! Love the lacy bit. And Cotton Fleece is about my favorite yarn...

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  6. I have a 4th grader - they are not THAT bad -although a room full might not be so great. Hope today went well for you. (my husband started today too - high school English for the past 34 years!)
    I Love your blue version of Rusted Root - PERFECT!!

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  7. Very cute! Don't you just love it when they actually fit. :)

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  8. Congrats on your great sweater! And good luck with the new school year!

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  9. Oh, Jenn, this one is a *winner*! Truly flattering, and lovely work. Yay!

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  10. Have fun and good luck. Are you wearing your new sweater?

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  11. Love it! It looks great on you. Good luck with the 4th graders. Yikes.

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  12. Wow! Hotness! Great color, too! It definitely fits you perfectly.

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  13. Great job! The color looks great on you.

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