Friday, August 26, 2011

Peppermint Ginger Finale


Pattern Ginger by Kim Hargreaves (Ravelry free download)
Project: Peppermint Ginger
Yarn: Rio de la Plata handspun kettle dyed 100% wool
Yardage: 560 yards in stash
Needles: US Size 7 & 9
Previous entriesstarted, math problem
Cast on: July 16, 2011
Cast off: August 16, 2011

Notes: I started with four skeins of yarn, used three skeins for the body, there should be enough for two three-quarter sleeves. Sort of. The second sleeve was only an inch or two shorter than the first. But can you tell from the finished picture? I made the front and back the same, deep V neck, and the result was the sweater slid down my shoulders like I'm a show girl. Henry helped me pick out a bright blue yarn to offset the "too much pink", so I made a very long i-cord out of it for the neckline. I love the overall artsy feel of this sweater, thick and thin single yarn, unpolished edges, unmatching sleeves, unique neckline. I see a lot of wearing the future.


Sleeves, one slightly longer than the other


Rascal invited himself to the photo shoot.
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6 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Beautiful! I love the color and the blue really puts a POP! into the sweater. Good call on that. I am so amazing that you have finished this so quickly. I know, it's probably the same stitches as my socks but still...an actual sweater. Great job.

Kathryn Ray said...

I agree with WWG. You finished that sweater very fast.

Sometimes the imprefections make the final work perfect. :-)

I assume Rascal is feeling much better now. :-)

Judy said...

The color is great on you and I love the trim. You are doing alot of knitting these days. Keep it up.

Voie de Vie said...

I love the slightly bohemian quality of this sweater. I have no doubt you'll wear it a lot!

Love that rascally Rascal.

jessecreations said...

Very nicely done, it's lovely!!

Jess

Spinster Beth said...

Very posh!