Sunday, August 13, 2006

Green Gable FO

This morning, I finished my Green Gable. Here's a photo of the finished product.

Pattern: Green Gable, designed by Zephyrstyle

Size: 40" bust (XL)

Yarn: Cotton Fleece in Plum Patina, 3 skeins plus a little of a fourth

Needles: Addi Natural Size 7, 24" cord for body and Addi Turbo, size 5, 32" cord, for ribbing. I also used size 5 Lantern Moon dpn's for the armhole ribbing.

Date started: 8/6/06

Date completed: 8/13/06

Modifications: I completely changed the waist shaping. I don't know if it worked out or not, but what I did is work 5.25" even from where I removed the sleeves from the needles, then I decreased 2 stitches at each side 4 times, every 4 rows, for a total of 16 stitches decreased. Then, I worked even for 2" and then increased at the same rate. By the time I was done, the sweater was the right length, so I started the ribbing right after that.

Overall thoughts: This pattern wasn't the most clearly written pattern I've ever used, but after doing some math, I was able to figure out what was intended. Like a lot of patterns, the upsizing didn't seem to work that well. I feel like the raglan seam is too long for my body, so the sweater is a little loose right above my bustline. I have this problem frequently, so it may be that I have an unusual shape. It could also be my row gauge, too. However, I feel like it's a very stylish pattern and I'm overall quite happy with it. I loved the fact that there was very little finishing, since that is my least favorite part. I love Cotton Fleece yarn. This is my second sweater that I've made out of it, and it knits up so well. You can't beat the value, too.


Anonymous Marisa said...

What a beautiful color! It looks great!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Disentangled said...

Yay! It looks great! I'm still inching along on the body, but I am very determined to have this as a FO ASAP!

11:17 PM  

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