Tuesday, May 22, 2007

FO: Weekend Pullover





Pattern: Weekend Pullover by Veronik Avery, IK Fall 2006
Yarn: Plymouth Encore in color 0204
Needle Size: 5
Modifications: Neckline - more on that below

I finally finished over the weekend and, sadly, the day these pictures were taken was cold enough that I wore my new sweater for most of the day. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I had some problems involving the neckline, documented here, and rather than making a turtleneck, I just picked up stitches and knit an inch or so of cross-stitch rib to match the hem and cuffs. Originally I was hoping to decrease near each shoulder to preserve the shape of the neck so I cast on a few extra stitches, but when I realized that a)I didn't add enough extra stitches, and b)decreasing would really screw up the rib pattern, I just knit straight. Although a few people recommended just leaving the neckline as is, I thought it needed a little something to make it more finished-looking. I appreciated everyone's helpful comments and suggestions! Here's a close-up of the neckline:



This sweater was fun to knit, what with all the cables and lace and whatnot, but now I'm very happy to go back to stockinette items that can be knit successfully while watching movies. I feel like this sweater took forever. It is now packed away for the summer with all my other sweaters and I will most likely forget it exists until I come across it this fall. What a lovely surprise it will be!

6 comments:

Emilee said...

That's beautiful! What a lovely rich color too.

Batty said...

That looks stunning! I love the color, and I also think your modification looks better than the original turtleneck. But maybe that's just because turtlenecks tend to make my neck itch.

MorbidKnits said...

OMG! I love the deep green color.
You did an awesome job. :0)

ZantiMissKnit said...

I think it looks great! It'll be a pleasant surprise come fall (which I hope takes as long to get here as spring did!).

I haven't packed my winter clothes away, yet. . .

bookgrump said...

That's gorgeous! It's nice that you got to wear it before the end of sweater season. It looks fantastic on you.

lekkercraft said...

looks like a lot of work, but well worth it. the result is stunning!