Yesterday I sewed the sleeves on and weaved in all the ends for Rogue. I gave it a bath overnight and now it’s blocking. I’m incredibly excited that it’s done!
Yarn: Peruvian Collection Highland Wool from Elann.com, 100% Highland Wool, 12.5 balls of yarn (leaving 4.5 balls of yarn left over)
Needles: US 5 and US 7 bamboo circular needles
Started: August 9, 2006
Completed: December 6, 2006
This is my first sweater, ever. I will admit that I put this down for about a month and a half while I worked on other projects. The pattern was is very well written and I’m sure that I’ll make a second one sometime down the road. I know that my gauge was off a bit the entire time, but didn’t really notice until I made the sleeves. I had to add 10 extra rows to get the right length. The body could be a little longer, but I don’t mind that it came out a little shorter. I have a small torso and it still comes just past my waist, so no worries. For the hem, I just used smaller needles and provisional cast on, knit for about an inch, then switched to larger needles did a hem turning row (purl row on right side) and knit for about an inch until the portion knit on smaller needles lined up with the portion knit on larger needles, then knit two together all the way around until the entire hem was picked up. This prevented having to sew it in at the end. For the sleeves I did pretty much the same thing and I knit them in the round until the sleeve caps so there was no seaming on them except attaching the sleeves to the body. Can you tell I don’t care much for seaming? I always feel like I’m doing it wrong, but I think I’m getting better.
As soon as it’s done drying, I’ll be posting more photos :o)