View Full Version : FO-Rockafeller Sweater

08-13-2009, 01:55 AM
This is the Rockefeller Sweater by Wenlan Chia from Twinkle's Big City Knits. I used Organic Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas. I used 3 strands held together to get gauge, with size 17 needles.

This is a Christmas present for my twin. She can't have any wool, it makes her itch so I used cotton.

My modification: instead of knitting sleeves separately and sewing together, I seamed the shoulders together and I picked up 17 stitches at the armhole and worked the sleeve in the round. Once I got to the forearm, I decreased 2 stitches, 13 rows later I decreased 2 stitches, then I began the ribbing.

I made the modification because I used cotton and other people had complained about the bulky seams. The cotton wouldn’t have the give of wool or alpaca and I wanted this to be comfortable, it worked. The armhole is very comfortable now.

So woo hoo. Another Christmas present done!!

08-13-2009, 06:07 AM
Superb n nice sweater

08-13-2009, 07:57 AM
Beautiful!!! Love the color and your modification on the sleeves. I bet it is more comfy!! Great job!

08-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Ooo, very pretty!

08-14-2009, 07:29 AM
Beautiful sweater and lovely color.

08-14-2009, 08:40 AM
Very pretty! Great thinking on the mods - makes alot of sense! :thumbsup:

08-14-2009, 05:14 PM
Soooo cute! That's an awesome pattern. Great job!!

08-14-2009, 07:46 PM
So very pretty! Your twin will be one very happy gal come Christmas!

08-15-2009, 09:54 PM
I love the color, it's stunning. Your twin is going to love it! And how jealous am I that you are working through your Christmas list so early! Gotta get on that...