Enough rambling through parking lots looking for mysterious wierd stuff. I actually finished something a few days ago, and just now got up the steam to have Hubbo document it.
Here in all its glory is Punch, stitched up and ready to meet its destiny in California with my sister-in-law Abby. I was going to wimp out and take a picture of it on a picturesque hanger, but ah heck, here I am so you can see how it looks on a person.
It is SO DELIGHTFUL to finish a sweater, even a straight-ahead pullover.
Things I noticed along the way:
Sleeves. The sleeves that I worried were fatally long are actually only distressingly long. Those raglan sleeves eat up a long of length, even more than I anticipated. These hit below my wrist by a good inch or so, but I don’t think it’s a problem that needs fixing. My row gauge was clearly off, because I was substituting yarns.
Raglans. I’ve never done raglan sleeves before, and I have to say, I like ’em. I did all my decreases three stitches in from the edge, which created a six-stitch-wide stripe of sorts along the seam. Punch in the Rowan book did the decreases right at the edges, I’m guessing, because there’s no such stripe. I kind of like the stripe on this otherwise plain sweater.
Yarn substitution. I think this would be ultradelicious in Wool Cotton: softer and drapier. But this Jo Sharp DK, a 100% wool, is a joy because it’s so smooth and well behaved.
For posterity, and to try to be like Polly, here are the stats:
Punch is from Rowan 27.
Jo Sharp DK yarn instead of Rowan Wool Cotton.
Gauge 22 stitches = 4″
How long did this take? About five weeks, including numerous frolics into dishcloths, scarves, and swatchfever.
Onward! Next up is a present for my sister Buffy. Warning: Next Project May Involve Fringe.