Monday, 21 June 2010

"Pacific" sweater finished


One of the many things I love about this yarn (BC Shetlandsuld) is how much softer it becomes when washed. It suits me perfectly, because I prefer working with yarn that isn't too soft and slippery but like most people (I hope!) would rather not wear a scratchy sweater.


Modifications in short:

1. Bluish-green stripes made wider (because I like the colour so much and wanted to make it more dominant).
2. Purl stitches around cables (for a deeper relief effect).
3. Sleeve cap shaped (for comfort and to practise shaping stranded caps with short rows).
4. Parallelograms added to sleeves (to make them more fun to knit than just stripes and cables).
5. Side cable in the middle continued along sleeve (because I like hidden details).

Here's what the shoulder join looks like:

8 comments:

Satoko said...

Jättesnygg!

aafke7 said...

It's a beauty! Would gladly like to try it on...:)Our soul can dive into that colour!

Anonymous said...

Of course, the sweater is beautiful. Those cables that give support to the sweater and enclose the sleeves are wonderful.
Ron

torirot said...

Den er helt nydelig! Jeg har ikke helt sett det på underveisbildene, men nå synes jeg den er utrolig fin! Du er flink med detaljer - jeg er nok litt for lat der...

Asplund said...

Thank you, dear friends!

Pinneguri said...

Veldig inspirert har jeg tatt med meg mengder av garnet tilbake til Norge (ja, jeg var innom i dag også ...). Desverre har jeg ikke din tålmodighet for detaljer. Men det er vel det so gjør deg til Asplund :D

Madam Munch said...

Det er virkelig blevet en smuk trøje. Klassisk i mønster og snit.

Crafty Andy said...

looks fantastic, the cables are very nice. I do like green myself. Happy SUmmer my friend.