Monday, December 28, 2009

red

i hope that everyone had a good holiday. mine was relatively relaxing. i managed to finish a sweater before 2009 ends.
Pas de Valse
Pattern: Pas de Valse from Twist Collective, size XS
Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Tomato Frog, 3 skeins
Needles: #6 knitpicks harmonies
Hook: H aluminum crochet hook
Started: November 2, Finished: December 22
Pas de Valse
i ended up with 103g of yarn leftover. i knit the sleeves 2 sizes larger and they are still really tight. i also decreased every 8 rows and shortened the sleeve length by 2 inches. i like the style and it's comfortable to wear. if i were to do it again, i'd knit a larger size, make the sleeve caps even bigger and use a yarn that doesn't require alternating skeins. oddly enough one of the things i liked best about the pattern was the myriad of ways it could be worn, but being lazy i'll probably only ever wear it open like in the first picture.

i put it down for a long while b/c gifts got in the way and i got bored, but i'm considering making another one in the distant future. malabrigo sock in black would be a nice choice.

post-washing, skinny bugga at this gauge has a nice blurry halo. i love the rich red. it makes a nice lightweight sweater that is still reasonably warm. i would use it for another sweater, but only if all skeins are the same dyelot.

10 comments:

  1. It's a lovely color and a flattering shape!

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  2. Wow, that is a gorgeous cardigan! it is really flattering on you! I love it with the white top and dark jeans. I will have to queue that pattern now.

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  3. I love how it turned out! Did you try it on in any of the other ways it can be worn just to see how it looked?

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  4. Gorgeous! I give you props for knitting a sweater in sock yarn, too. I'm knitting a hat in sport weight and feel like it's taking foooorrreeever.

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  5. Very nice! That must have escaped me when I was perusing Twist. I like it!

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  6. Sooo pretty in red - LOVE the ruffly edges!

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  7. Very nice. I like the striping effect. :)

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  8. I love how that one came out, and I'm usually not a fan of variegated yarn in full-sized garments. But this really works. I think it would be boring otherwise. And the color... wow, it looks amazing with your hair.

    If you're too lazy to add buttons, loops, etc., you can just find a skinny shawl needle, hair stick, or chopstick, and artfully arrange it in the fronts. That should work. But it looks very flattering open, just as it is.

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