Wednesday, March 14, 2007

FO: Blue Alpaca/Wool EZ Sweater

Here's some pics of the finished sweater, the yoke during knitting and a detailed picture of the picot hem before blocking
Pattern: Circular Yoke sweater from EZ's "Opinionated Knitter".
Yarn: Austermann Peru Gold DerAnden (70% Baby Alpaca, 30%Merino) purchased at a bag sale and a bunch of different Anny Blatt Baby Blatt that I had in my stash from the same yarn sale.
Needles: Size 2 Addi Lace Turbos
Started and Finished in February 2007.
Other notes:
Used a provisional cast on and then did a picot turning row. Joined the hem using japanese bind off. One thing I would do differently: I cast on 90% of K then increased. When I joined the hem, it was a royal pain. Next time I'll just cast on using smaller needles.


Jessica said...

It's fabulous. I knit the same sweater last year and mine looks completely different that yours. It's amazing what differences in color do.

cindy said...

Maybe we can trade sweaters!! Yours is lovely as well.

the_crocheter said...

I love it! and colors look good also! I'm doing EZ's sweater now too (my first one). See my blog for details

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a very beautiful sweater this is! I really love the yoke, and the colours go along so well together! Congratulations on a really fantastic accomplishment!

Dipsy D.

knittingjuju said...

That is just perfect. Really lovely work... er... japanese bindoff? What is it, where can somebody learn it?

K2Karen said...

The hem is really quite simple. The sweater, like most EPS sweaters, is worked from the bottom up. I did a provisional cast on with fewer stitches than the ultimate body, knitted in stocking stitch for about an inch or more, then did a turning row of YO, K2TOG. On the next row, I knitted the waiting stitches of the provisional cast on with the stitches on my needle to "seal" the hem.

If I did it again this way, I wouldn't use fewer stitches. I'd use the same number of stitches, but use a smaller needle size.