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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Essential stripes

I finished a sweater for me! This sweater taught me:

(a) how long it takes me to make a top-down raglan sweater in my own size
(b) that doing that is really not that scary
(c) how to do stripes in the round without really having it look awful
(d) to read more carefully (because I did the “wrong” kind of ribbing on the sweater by accident!)

Now, here’s hoping these pics embed correctly

essential stripes


I did the color changes under an arm, instead of running down the center of the front as specified in the pattern!

stripechange.jpg

I also made my girls matching hats:

girls with hats

The sweater pattern is from knit and tonic, and the hat pattern is from cosymakes in case anyone is interested. The yarn for both was Cascade 220 in various colors.

2 Comments:

Anonymous anmiryam said...

Cute sweater and hats! Where does your older daughter go to school? That looks like a Shipley tunic, but I know other schools use black watch plaid. It would be fun to find another knitblogger in the school community!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Ranee said...

Very nice sweater and hats! I usually do stripes under arms or on the inside of socks, too.

Thanks for participating in Finished Object Friday.

10:44 AM  

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