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.


Kate said...

Looks great! That sweater has been on my list for a long time.

betty said...

That looks absolutely fabulous! It's amazing how changing the bottom and neckline from the rolled look to the cable rib changes the whole look of the sweater.

Funny thing about sleeve length -- I always try for 3/4 length sleeves but they always end up at 7/8 length

Jess said...

It looks great! Nice job on the fit and neckline. The set-in sleeves look well done also.

Siga said...

A great FO! Hope you had a nice vacation season.

Journeying Five said...

love the sweater!

stitchin' girl said...

That sweater looks great!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love that design on the front. Great color too!

Yarn It said...

GORGEOUS sweater! It fits you perfectly and I love your mods. Great job!

Sway Knits said...

This looks fantastic! Hurrah!

Jackie said...

GORGEOUS ! this sweater looks nice on you. Great colour 2.