Oh, how I wish it were winter!

For then I could wear this and be all, “Yeah, that’s right, I made this.”

Alas, it will be in the 80’s today, so I must wait a while longer before I can wear this and be all, “Uh-huh, oh, yeah, I got cables on my arms too.”

Pattern: Aidez by Cirilia Rose
Yarn: Cascade Eco+, color 2452, 435 g (I just noticed, looking at my Ravelry project page, that I had 2 skeins of one dyelot and a third skein from a different lot; I actually mixed dye lots on this and they were close enough I didn’t see a difference, so, you know, dodged a bullet there.)
Needles: 6 mm KP Harmony interchangeables
Started: July 2, 2011
Finished: August 30, 2011
Mods: CO 161 and knit the back and fronts together to the underarm seam. CO 38 for each sleeve and knitted in the round to the underarm seam. Left 8 sts aside for each sleeve and each side of the body and joined the rest, working the yoke in one piece. I worked the raglan decreases on every other row and left 2 plain sts between decreases. This left a lot more sleeve stitches than the pattern called for; I had to knit the collar extension to 8.5 inches rather than the 3 or so inches written. I left the sleeve and back stitches live, and for the collar seam I worked mattress stitch on the extension while going through each live stitch and taking it off the needle for the sleeve and back stitches. After both sides of the extension were attached to the body, I worked a 3-needle bindoff on the right side to join them.

Of course, this unfortunate weather means the sweater will also be blocked and all pretty-like (and I’ll have woven in the last 2 ends I found hidden in a sleeve while taking these pictures) when it first sees the outside world.

That’s 3 sweaters done in the year. of. sweaters. What will be next? Do I continue with Plain & Simple? Do I wind up the red mystery yarn and start swatching? Do I pull out that Telemark and start in on the EZ seamless set-in sleeve number I’ve been contemplating? I’d better go queue up Midsomer Murders on Netflix – I mean, I only watched 4.5 episodes yesterday – and contemplate a bit.

9 thoughts on “Oh, how I wish it were winter!

    1. I haven’t made CPH – though it’s definitely on the “someday” list. I found this to be a VERY quick knit, though. Between when I started and when I finished, there were probably 2 whole weeks that I didn’t work on it at all, and since it wasn’t too portable, I only worked on it in the evenings. I think making it seamless helped, too.

    1. Thanks! That’s one of the main reasons I switched from crocheting to knitting. Even then it still took me a while to get into sweater knitting, ’cause it’s so much more expensive to buy sweater quantities. Now that I have some, I’m trying to make up for lost time.

  1. Oh so pretty! Great job. I also love your market basket pic’s and what you made. We are finally getting tomato’s from the garden (since about 3 weeks ago). Have been eating them like candy. Can’t wait for DH to plant fava beans again as we only had 2 crops of them this year. It takes a lot of plants to be able to harvest enough for a meal.

    1. Thank you!

      We’re getting more and more tomatoes every week from the farm share – at least 2 lbs, and this week I think it must have been at least 3 (too many of them disappeared too quickly to weigh!).

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This is definitely on my overly long list of sweaters to make. Such a great looking pattern and yours looks awesome!! It’ll be cold before you know it πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, yes, with the starting and not finishing! I can feel another bout of monogamy coming on, though. I might finally finish some things that have been on the needles for a year or two.

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