Saturday, December 19, 2009

FO: Gathered Pullover

* Gathered Pullover (the sleeves came out a bit long so I had to roll them :-( )

* Cables!

* Gathered Pullover trying to fit in with the scholarly statues at Stanford

* Another front view

* Climbing the stairs to a Stanford library

Pattern: Gathered Pullover by Hana Jason
Yarn: Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette in Quince
Needles: US 5 and 7
Amount: 6 balls
Mods: I mainly used Tweedy’s modifications on Ravelry and added some of my own.

Cast on for the 36.25” size, but decreased down to 32” for bust
Instead of a rolled hem, I did 2 repeats of the Baby Cable Rib from Backward Cabled Pullover

Added waist shaping

Longer body

Short rows and 3 needle bind-off for shoulders

Worked another inch before splitting fronts and back

Left 5 extra stitches at each shoulder to make the V less wide

Followed XS directions for the sleeves and gradually switched to S directions for the upper arms

Did one repeat of the Baby Cable Rib for the neckline in the round

I love this sweater! The yarn is perfect, and the cables in the middle pull in perfectly. This sweater also marked a milestone for me as this is the first project that I learned how to sew in sleeves. And it only took me 2 years to get over this fear! Mattress stitch, here I come!

I love it so much that I already started a second one with the same yarn but in a different color. It only occurred to me the other day that I tend to knit lots of multiples of the same sweater.

I am currently on vacation now which explains the different backgrounds for my FO pictures. They were taken at Stanford where my bf/photographer is currently studying. I love how their buildings have such history. Maybe I'll post more scenic pics when I get home.