Finished Sweater

I finally finished my February lady sweater last Friday night after knitting furiously until 1 am.  (Ok, so I guess that really makes it early Saturday morning…)  After an overnight block I wore it on Saturday.  It was so super warm and comfy, I have a feeling this might be my go-to cardigan for the rest of the winter.  The yarn is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes worsted weight in the Tidepool Heather colorway.

After a lot of trial and error I made the 3/4 bell sleeves from the pattern into fitted long sleeves.  This took some planning – I actually made a mid-project swatch which is unheard of for me!  I eliminated 3 repeats of the lace pattern below the elbow – closeup it looks like this:

I was pretty happy with the result.  All of the gritty details of how I did this are on my ravelry page.


2 Responses to “Finished Sweater”

  1. 1 redfear January 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    It’s lovely – looks cozy and warm and pretty!

  2. 2 pdxknitterati January 28, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Just in time for February! Mine is my go-to sweater; I love it. I love what you did with the sleeve; it looks like it perfectly belongs there.

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