Friday, April 28, 2006

FO #2 for April and Post #2 for the day

Grr...Blogger ate my first post, so I have to remember all of the witty comments I made. Oh right, I didn't have any. Anyway, as promised:

Project Specs
Pattern: The Incredible Custom Fit Top-Down Raglan Sweater
Source: Fmarrs
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, 100% acrylic, 1 skein each Off White, Light Sage, Dark Sage (there were leftovers of each colour)
Needles: 2 US 7 circular (1 used for the body, 2 used for sleeves)
Gauge: 6 stitches/7 rows per inch
-This is a great first sweater pattern. It is clear, concise, and non-intimidating. It is also somewhat boringly simple. I added the colour changes and the faux-Fair Isle rows for the changes to make it somewhat more interesting.
-From the beginning this sweater kept telling me that it wanted to be short-sleeved. It just looks right to me, so I let it talk me into it.
-It is slightly too big due to the fact that when I swatched, I could have sworn I got 7 stitches per inch, and so I made all my calculations based on that number instead of 6. It wasn't until I hit the dark green stripe that I bothered to check my gauge and got the surprise. I checked various places throughout, and I seem to be pretty consistent with the 6 sts/in. I guess I just can't count. Oh well, all good wearing around the house comfy sweaters are oversized.
-I will probably rip out the hem and add a couple more inches of stockinette to the dark green band at some point. Not in the immediate future, though.

We all know what this means, right? Rogue is just around the corner! As soon as I have time to CO!!


Coleen said...

very cute! You need to model it!

I keep waiting for you to start that Rogue...!

Amie said...

You did a terrific job - I love those colors (I know you're shocked by this news)

twig said...

Very nice. Welcome to the wonderful world of sweaters! Warning: It can become an addiction as strong as the sock addiction some people have. Don't ask me how I know.

Jo said...

What a terrific short sleeved sweater! Wear it proudly!