Monday, February 23, 2009

Circles Yoke Complete

I finally wrapped up the Circles Yoke Pullover over the weekend. Plenty of ends to weave it, but I did them while watching a movie. I am happy with the sweater, but if I make it again, I will make it a bit smaller. It is a nice comfy sweater, but I think I would like it better if I had made it more fitted. Also, in my fear of making the arms too short (every store bought sweater I have is too short for my arms) I ended up making them too long. I need to remember that for the next sweater.

I have been scared of using my front loader to spin out wet handknits, but I thought in this case, if the 12 minute spin shrunk the sweater a bit, I would not be upset. So I hand washed it in the sink with Eucalan, then spun it on high in the washer. It came out practically dry. I set it out to dry flat--it didn't really need blocking, just some patting into place--and I found that it was dry within 12 hours.

Needles US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn Valley Yarns Northampton

I am pleased with the yarn and will definitely use it again (assuming it holds up well). The color did come out a bit in the water when I washed it, but it did not bleed into the other colors and it didn't change the color of the sweater.

Finished just in time for this latest round of snow and ice.

Meanwhile, I finally started the Seascape shawl. I'm only a few rows into it, but I did use the same beaded cast on that I used with the Hanami shawl. I had the perfect beads for the yarn and I just couldn't resist.


Pete Masters said...

Hi there, Pete here from MSF in London, just wanted to say thanks for posting the widget! And, nice jumper!


Orinda5 said...

It turned out great! I love that circle pattern on the yoke.

Man, I really need to try some colorwork. ;)

Lola and Ava said...

I love it! How cool are those circles? Really, really beautiful . . . and probably just as practical.