by Lisa Lloyd in A Fine Fleece
Cascade 220 Heathers, 9 skeins
Addi Turbos - US 8 and 6
September 24, 2009 - December 29, 2010
- I eliminated the side seams, working the body in one piece and then dividing for the armholes.
- I worked the sleeves in the round to eliminate that seam as well. (This does, of course, mean that I had to set the sleeves into the armholes and sew them in. I also had to sew in the saddles.)
- To get the best fit, I used the 42 inch (M) numbers, but then knit to the lengths used by the largest size. My husband prefers a close fit...but he is pretty tall and spindly.
- It's no wonder I was so annoyed with this sweater....I let the project hibernate on the needles for way too long! Never again.
- I was very, very lucky with the yarn. I had originally intended to make this sweater for myself - purchasing enough yarn to make the large size so that I could have a cozy weekend sweater. Lucky Duck me, that was just enough with the modifications I made.
- Cables are still my mother's thing, and not mine. I love the finished look, but they just aren't my favorite thing to knit.
- The husband is very happy, and spent several days circling the sweater as I did the finish work and blocked it. He's a smart man!