Sunday, February 28, 2010

Must Have, Had

Here it is - my Knitting Olympics entry - done. Finished by 9:30 pm EST on Feb. 28, 2010.
Patons "Must Have Cardigan."
Technical stuff:
I used just under 5 balls of Patons Classic Wool (475 gm to be exact) - I weighed the amount left on the fifth ball.
I didn't use a smaller size needle on the waist ribbing, since I don't need a blouson look.
I did go down one size (US#7 from US #8) for the button band ribbing.
I knit the size that would fit most of me and added bust darts to make it fit the rest of me.
I love the cushy feel of the wool.
The color in this picture is not very accurate, it should be greyer, but my photo editing skills weren't up to the challenge.
I made an excel spreadsheet to keep track of the pattern changes, increases and decreases. This made it very easy to make the back match the fronts. I'd also like to extend my personal thanks to the person who invented post-it notes.
First I knit both sleeves at the same time, then both fronts at the same time, then the back.
Although I knit continental (pick), I listened English - I completed all 17 disks of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", plus 10 disks of Dorothy Sayer's "Murder Must Advertise."
That's it for now...


ccr in MA said...

Lovely work! Congratulations.

elizabeth said...

That is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Stacey said...

Amazing job--it was great to see this in person!