Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Last FO of 2005???

I hope everyone had a great holiday - we exchanged presents, went over to my sister's house, and pretty much just relaxed. Ideal holiday!

I managed to finish my transitions sweater - will this be my last finished object of the year?


Pattern - Skinny Ribbed Sweater from Debbie Bliss Noro Collection 2 (lots of modifications!)
Yarn - 5 and a bit skeins of Noro Transitions, Color #6, size 10 needles (6mm)

This was a fun sweater to make. I really enjoyed knitting with Transitions, the yarn colors and type change as you knit with it. It's a warm sweater, I probably won't wear it much here but I'll definitely bring it on our trip back East in January. The original pattern looked like:

and it was knitted in Kochoran, which is a smaller gauge than Transitions. I reduced the number of stitches cast on for the front and back by 12, and I reduced the increasing in the sleeve. I also lengthened the body by two inches. The sleeve caps were a pain to figure out, but they worked out in the end.

I tried to match the striping as well as I could, and I think it looks nice. Only the sleeve caps don't match, but I don't think it's that noticeable. It's definitely a unique sweater!

17 comments:

goodkarma said...

Mari, that sweater looks fantastic on you! I think the colorway you chose was a good choice, too. You'll be warm and stylin' on the east coast!

I'm so impressed with how much knitting you've finished up lately. I've been in a bit of a rut, so thanks for the inspiration!

eastern white said...

such gorgeous sweater with the most incredible yarn!! i have heard so much about transitions. it looks really beautiful!

mariko said...

Another outstanding finished object! Everything you make looks great and fits you perfectly. It's really beautiful. It's not itchy on your neck?

Angela said...

It looks great Mari! I love the color you chose too.

grumperina said...

Even before I read the entirety of your post, I remarked to myself how beautifully the striping matched!!! It's a lovely sweater, and, yes, the matching striping is awesome :).

eunny said...

Oh, wow! This is absolutely beautiful...the colors, the fit, everything is there. Gorgeous! What a good way to end the year.

caitlyn said...

It looks wonderful on you!! YAY!! Congrats on your beautiful sweater!

MinaG said...

The striping looks great! How pretty!

Monica said...

It looks great on you, and the stripes match so well!

yumi said...

I like it. It looks good on you.

Tess said...

Great sweater.

Lauren said...

Looks great and you did a fantastic job matching!

erin said...

It's lovely, they way the colours move from one to another. Looks snug and cozy too.

Agnes said...

Very nice! I love the colourway you used much better than the one in the pattern. Yes, the sleeve caps are always a pain ... and a lot of nervous moments too! :)
Happy New Year to you!

Lynette said...

the colors are so cute. your sweater is great!

joy said...

The sweater looks really good on you! Great job with matching the stripes. (I'm a matching fan. :))

Miss S said...

Wow, Miss Mari, great job! it's quite flattering in the bust area - transitions, indeed!