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WildMountainHoney
05-14-2008, 06:48 PM
This is a big deal to me so I'm showing off a little bit :teehee:

This will be my first adult sweater (for my honey! :inlove:) and I'm adapting it rather than doing it as written :shock:

Pattern is Durrow (http://www.knotionsmag.com/Default.aspx?tabid=37&Search=durrow) by Jodi Green. Yarn is knit picks Swish Superwash, color is Capri (dh picked the color himself, this will be a cycling sweater for him next winter, and he needs to be BRIGHT - I even plan to add some glow in the dark yarn when I'm done :zombie:)

I'm not very far yet, but I have managed to start the sleeves in the round (will be a saddle shoulder, so eventually I'll have to knit the saddle part flat) AND both sleeves at the same time, on 2 circs! All of those are firsts for me and I'm so happy it's working! There was one minor issue.....I did a gauge swatch, started knitting the cuffs.......and realized that by doing both sleeves at once, I changed my gauge to a little tighter, but dh has tried on just the cuffs, and they fit snug but not too snug, and I changed one needle size up and now am getting gauge again (this being my first BIG project, I'm a bit paranoid, and find I check gauge almost every inch :aww:)

Without further ado.....here they are:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2492701063_01ac43dd33.jpg

YouCantBuyThisMovement
05-14-2008, 07:13 PM
Very nice and what a great color.

nannaknits
05-14-2008, 07:59 PM
Wow! I am impressed. Nice work.

dustinac
05-14-2008, 08:13 PM
:inlove: ohh I can't wait to see it...so pretty!!

Slim
05-15-2008, 07:39 AM
Wow, what a great sweater pattern! Your sleeves look great so far. It will make a wonderful gift.

Simply_Renee
05-15-2008, 08:44 AM
OOO la la! I love them so far! Boy, you really just plunged into this one for your first adult sweater, I love it!

And I had no idea they even HAD glow in the dark yarn. Where on earth would you find that?

WildMountainHoney
05-15-2008, 12:47 PM
Glow in the dark yarn was found first on Ravelry (just one of those things I stumbled upon!) and I bought mine at Yarn Barn, it's called Nightlights (http://yarnbarn.com/grid.asp?partNoLike=KY-FBF&startAt=KY-FBF-NLIGHT#KY-FBF-NLIGHT). It is all nylon, not very soft at all, so I plan to just duplicate stitch over a few areas (I'm thinking highlight some of the cables maybe?) and maybe on the back in a few spots (although he often wears a backpack so I'll have to see how much will show).

robynbird
05-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Great job!!