Saturday, June 10, 2006

Licorice Whip in no time at all

Licorice Whip is finished!
Licorice Whip rear view
It took me five days to knit this sweater. i was so enamoured with the yarn that i couldn't put it down. pattern is licorice whip from bluealvarez. i used 4 hanks of blue sky dyed cotton in "sky" on #9 denise circs. i shortened the body and sleeves and cast on with a #10 needle, b/c on my first attempt i couldn't get the collar over my overly large head. I'm not certain if it's been corrected, but on my copy of the pattern, there's a missing YO on the front lace panel.

i may take more photos post-blocking if i decide the sweater looks drastically better. it's super soft and comfy, but it doesn't look all that flattering in the photos. i feel linebacker-esque again. maybe my problem would be solved if i would stop using the "i have broad shoulders" pose. the sweater is pretty snug (26" bust unstretched) but i figure washing and blocking will take care of it. it *is* a cotton sweater, after all. i just couldn't wait to take pics b/c i was so happy to be done.

i cannot say enough good things about this yarn. i heart it. it's so delightfully soft. the sweater is warm without being stifling, and it's not as heavy as i thought it would be. AND it only cost me $36. not bad at all.

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7 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! I love, love, love that sweater! It fits you perfectly. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's perfect!

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  2. Great job! I finally got to see it. Blogger was bad last nite! You are a very fast knitter! Looks good, and I am sure you'll enjoy it for a while! :)

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  3. It looks fantastic, it'a a gorgeous sweater.

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  4. Looks AWESOME!! Great job!

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  5. Wow, the sweater looks great on you! Blue Sky Cotton is sooo soft, I can only imagine how great it would be as a sweater.

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  6. Looks great!
    I've been dying to try that yarn, keeps on hearing fabulous thing bout it!

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