27 October 2006

Kimono Styled Sweater

Here it is. Blocked, dry, and worn in public.


Pattern: Kimono Styled Sweater by KnitPicks

Yarn:
KnitPicks Elegance (70% Baby Alpace/30% Silk) in Lilac

Time Consumed: 9/30 - 10/24 (plus 2 days of drying after blocking)

Notes:
There are a couple of errors in the pattern as written. For anyone attempting to work this sweater, my corrections are as follows~
1) In the "Fishernet Cable Pattern" the directions read "Rows 19-24: rep rows 1-6." This does not work. Instead I repeated rows 7-12, except on row 9 (aka 21) use a c4f instead of a c4b.
2) In the "Braided Cable Pattern" row 7 should be a "6-st Right Cable" instead of a "6-st Left Cable."
Other alterations I used included grafting the shoulder seams with kitchener stitch; using a provisional cast-on for the cuffs and then grafting those together; working the sleeves in the round instead of flat; and omitting the belt. I also recommend seaming the neckband on as you go instead of knitting the whole thing and then attaching it, guessing at the length.
Also I would like to mention that, while the sweater did expand slightly after blocking, it is still a little smaller than I would like it to be; you may want to make the size up from what the pattern tells you for your particular size.

My husband finds it funny to take pictures of my chest.

2 comments:

Dove Knits said...

How did I manage to miss this? It looks fabulous! In fact, I'm jealous! Great job. Love the color, too.

kellyhl said...

Beautiful! I love it! The color looks great on you, too!