And I love love love this sweater!!
The techy knitspeak for anyone who’s curious:
Begin Date: July 18, 2007
End Date: August 31, 2007
Pattern Source: French Girl
Size Made: 33.5″
Yarn: 4 balls (50g – 175yd – 160m each) Rowan Calmer in Chiffon (#462) – 75% Cotton/25% Acrylic/Microfibre
Needles & Gauge: Size 7 bamboo; gauge very close to the 20 sts = 4″ called for in rib pattern
New Techniques: Cabling without a needle
Total Cost: Approx. $31.00 (yarn cost $6.25/ball + approx. $1.50/ball shipping)
Recipient: Me baby. Me!
Comments: Knit for the Sexy Knitter’s Club (SKC) KAL – Summer 2007. This sweater has turned out to be one of my absolute favorites and I can totally see myself actually wearing this! Did I mention I love this sweater? I did not however, really enjoy knitting it. I found the pattern itself to be somewhat confusing, especially the portion where you are to separate the sleeves from the main body. After reading, re-reading, pondering, and puzzling over the instructions at this point numerous times, I finally just left the sweater on the needles and started something else. When I came back to it, the pattern still didn’t make sense, but since I’d already completed one top down sweater previously, I figured I’d just do what I thought the instructions wanted me to. This was successful, much to my amazement (I expected to have to rip it out completely due to some silly mistake I was sure I’d make). After that, the only difficulty I really experienced was finishing up the sleeves. I found the instructions about beginning the actual sleeve to be a bit unclear, but I again improvised and it looks o.k. I did quite a few more repeats of the bottom ribbing on the lower bodice section than was called for (11 in all I believe) and for the sleeves I did one round in pattern, did the decreases, 1 round of ribbing and then bound off. Other than that, no real modifications other than to add a stitch here or there when establishing the ribbing pattern for the lower bodice portion. I think if I made another one of these someday I would definitely attempt the short-row shaping for the bust area. I think Fifi would fit even better that way. But I do love how it turned out!
Don’t you want one now?