Saturday, March 24, 2007

Inaugural Post!

Hello! What better way to kick off my fledgling blog than with a FO?

The Details...

Pattern: Central Park Hoodie, from the Fall 2006 Knitscene

Yarn: Brown Sheep Waverly Wool, in the most glorious shade of red imaginable, purchased from these nice folks

Needles: sizes 6 and 7, mostly KnitPicks Options Circulars

Comments: This was my first adult sweater, and I love it to itty-bitty bits! (We'll ignore the fact that 2/3 of my existing wardrobe is already red.) It's warm, squishy, and the cables look deceptively harder than they were. I began it while recuperating from foot surgery, so considering I was knitting on painkillers, I'm glad it turned out as nicely as it did! It's not perfect, but I did my best, and I'll fear the cables no more.

I waffled for some time over whether or not to add buttons, but it think it looks nice as it is. I hate straining buttonbands, too. Although I have a 38" bust, I'd heard the CPH ran snug, and so I went up to the 44" size. My gauge was a teensy bit small, and so this move worked out perfectly.

Lessons Learned: I was concerned about yardage, so I thought I'd take off an inch of ribbing on the bottom and sleeves (I have short arms). Of course, then I went ahead and forgot to actually subtract those inches from the final measurements of the pieces. Oops. Fortunately, I had over one skein of yarn left (which means I only used $36 dollars worth!), so yardage wasn't an issue.

So without further ado...

Katinka's CPH:

Sleeve detail:

Hood detail:

Artsy photographs courtesy of my kindergartner. :)