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Braden
07-18-2007, 12:45 AM
This was knit with 10 balls of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (never again!) in Amber Heather and Cloud. It took about 2 months, and there are a few details that could have been a bit neater, but not planning the thing at all before I started probably has something to do with that. I steeked the armholes and neck opening. I love steeks. I did an attached i-cord around the v-neck and armhole openings. I probably won't do that again because it just wasn't as neat as I'd hoped. But, all in all, I'm very happy with the results and it turned out like I wanted it to.

I still have some ends to weave in, but that can wait. Right now I need a strong cup of tea.

beckyrhae
07-18-2007, 12:59 AM
Spiffy work there Braden!

Braden
07-18-2007, 01:00 AM
Thanks! I want to do something intricate next, like from Meg Swansen's Sweaters from Camp. The only book that I work patterns from, so that should say something. I'm going to ask them to knit the Gordian Knot sweater.

KnittingNat
07-18-2007, 01:57 AM
That looks great! why never again about the WOTA?

Braden
07-18-2007, 02:02 AM
Thanks! It was not that soft, and it pilled a bit. Not noticeably so, but, then again, I almost never stand behind myself when I say I'll never use a particular wool again. I'll most likely break and use it again.

nonny2t
07-18-2007, 05:51 AM
Terrific job, Braden!

Slim
07-18-2007, 08:06 AM
Ooh, I love that! What is the pattern, please? Nice colors.

Ingrid
07-18-2007, 09:37 AM
Looks great!

A tip on the attached i-cord. If you want it to curl less, do another one between the one you made and the sweater--another EZ trick.

mwedzi
07-18-2007, 09:46 AM
It looks great. I agree that an applied I-cord edging is a difficult thing to do neatly.

UnspeakableJoy
07-18-2007, 09:53 AM
Great job!!! :balloons:

Braden
07-18-2007, 10:09 AM
Thanks, everybody!

Ooh, I love that! What is the pattern, please? Nice colors.

It's my own design.

Jan in CA
07-18-2007, 12:21 PM
It looks fabulous!

Amy made a sweater with WOTA and it pilled like crazy. I wouldn't use it for clothing, but it's great for felting.

auburnchick
07-18-2007, 05:04 PM
You did a great job! It looks terrific!

Mariblue
07-18-2007, 05:07 PM
Fantastic job! :cheering: I enjoy seeing your knitting, thanks for sharing!

knitwit628
07-18-2007, 06:45 PM
Nice job! Is it for you or are you giving it away?

Braden
07-18-2007, 09:32 PM
It's for me! I've turned, instead of doing 5 stitch steeks, securing with crochet, to doing 10 stitch steeks and not securing at all. I just cut, it folds over, and I whipstitch it in place. Very secure, and it doesn't unravel, I then pick up stitches in half of one stitch and half of another and knit the sleeves.

My next project is going to be Meg Swansen's "Gordian Knot Sweater" from Sweaters from Camp, the only book I knit patterns from, so that should say something.