Tanya (blakdove) wrote in knitting,
Tanya
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FO: Kimono sweater

I finally finished my first sweater!

It's the Kimono-style sweater from KnitPicks.



I'm pretty pleased. It came out just a touch too big -- I didn't want it to be skin-tight, but I think I should've made it a bit smaller. It'll probably shrink, though. I hope.

The front:
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The back:
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The side:
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One more, because I'm proud:
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It's in KnitPicks Merino Style (color: Moss), and it's VERY warm and soft.

I wore it to work yesterday, and there's nothing quite like wearing a sweater you made yourself. It's also an extremely light-weight, warm, and comfortable sweater.

I have to say, it was a good beginner's sweater. There's minimal shaping, and not alot of seaming, although seaming in that neckband nearly killed me, because it kept not fitting right. You'd need to know how to knit flat and in the round on circular needles, pick up stitches, and how to cable and decrease via k2tog and ssk, but that's it.

I changed the pattern a bit -- I knit the sleeves in the round and, therefore, had to graft the cuffs, but it definitely saved me alot of time on seaming, and I think it looks neater.

I also found a couple of mistakes in the pattern. For the bottom fishing net cable pattern, rows 19-24 say to repeat rows 1-6, but that doesn't work out to pattern. I can't remember quite what I did. I think I repeated rows 15 and 16, then 3-6, and that worked out. It becomes obvious what to do from the pattern. Also, for the cuffs, row 7 should say "knit 2, p2, k3, RIGHT cable, p2, k2," rather than LEFT cable.

Tags: finished object, model post, pattern - sweater
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