Friday, December 13, 2013

Firelight Finale

Last week's scarf is going to Kathryn who blogs at Kathryn's Brain. I hope it will keep Kathryn nice and warm while she tends to the alpacas in the snow.

Project:  Firelight 火光
Pattern Firelight, by Agnes Kutas-Kereztes, Knitty Winter 2011
Yarn:  Peruvian Wonders Fine Alpaca, 80% alpaca, 20% wool, from Peru
Yardage:  about 1092 yards in stash, used almost all
Needles: Size 3 & 6
Cast onAugust 7, 2013
Cast off: December 8, 2013
Cost: About $30
Previous entries: here and here
Notes: The first picture is closer to the true color. I had such a strong desire to use up all or at least most of the yarn, I decided there will be sleeves (the pattern is for a vest). Lesson learned, it takes a long time to knit a cable sweater in sport weight yarn, and it takes even longer if you don't have a pattern to follow. The sleeves ended up different sizes because I forgot to change to larger needle on the first one. I decided my right arm will be happier with a larger sleeve. Maybe some later day I will redo the sleeves but for now I declare the sweater is done.

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Chrisknits said...

Just beautiful. I admire your ability to crank out sweaters. I start, get halfway, and then stall!

Ginx Craft said...

What a lovely pattern. What I like is its simplicity.

Spinster Beth said...

I can't imagine it as a vest ... I think it was MEANT to be a sweater!

Cathy said...

It's a beautiful sweater, actually it looks really nice with sleeves!

Andria said...

I love it with sleeves, great mod I think!

Babajeza said...

Beautiful! 1513 ishiptid

Kathryn Ray said...

Love it with the sleeves... and thank you for the scarf. It will be put to good use. :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

Love it! Especially the details on the sleeves.