Monday, April 21, 2014

It Is Finished

Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in Color 106, "Rust"
Just threw this one in because I like it.
I like this one too, so I'm forcing you to look at it.
In the last picture, my hand may look as if I'm practicing to be a game show hostess, but I'm trying to show you the drape of the sleeve.

The sweater is done, and I am so happy with it.  The color begged for it to be paired with gold jewelry, so I had to find the necklace in the picture.  I hardly ever wear this necklace.  It looks good with this sweater, so I'll wear it more now.

You know, I originally planned for this to be a turtleneck.  The turtleneck was supposed to be knit so that when you turned the neck down, you saw the mock cable pattern that borders the sleeve and hem.  However, I changed it to a scoop neck because I wanted to be able to wear it in the spring.  I was afraid that if I didn't, I'd pass out from "hot neck-itis" (I have this habit of turning anything into a disease/medical condition by adding "-itis" to the end.).

I'm in love with those sleeves, honey.  I wanted them to be much wider, but when I thought about the fact that too much fabric might get in the way, I toned it down a bit.  This yarn feels good next to my skin, which is great since I really didn't want to have to wear a tank or t-shirt underneath. 

It feels great to have this one done.  I truly thank Linda Pratt of Westminster Fibers for the yarn gift.

Now, on to the next design. 

3 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful sweater. Love it, the color, the cables, the style and it fits you perfectly. Also like that you opted out off the turtleneck detail. Lol @ hot neck-itis. With the neckline as is, you paired the perfect necklace with it.

Karine said...

I'm glad you called that second shot Jesus because I called it "Come at me Jesus" when I was scrolling down LOL. I think it a turtleneck would have been too much, this is final look is better.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I love it ! That sweater is You, You, You ! Very nice and I'm really happy that it's not a turtleneck because I think the scoop neck is perfect. The necklace is very nice. Great job Nik !!!

 
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