Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hot off the needles

I finished another knit this week, and before you thing my fingers have turned into knitting needles, I must tell you that this one was super fast, and I have been picking it up here and there for a month now.


One of my biggest projects, but because I used Eco wool and size 10 needles, this was one was super fast. It is knit from the hood down, and after your separate the sleeves from the body, it really flies.
As I was knitting, I kept trying it on, and was getting worried about this yarn. I was starting to think it was a bit too bulky for me, but I was wrong. I gave it a nice spritz, put some towels on it and steamed it for a bit, and now it is a very nice fabric. My boys think it is so cozy, and Addison loves the smell of the wool.



I stopped knitting when I got to my knee. I have so many projects in my head right now, I decided enough was enough.


The details:

Pattern: Neck Down Hooded Cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple

Yarn: Eco wool in chocolate, about 2.1 hanks

Mods: I knit the smallest size, and did not do all the increases for the back gusset. I wanted it to be more straight, and less A-line. I did about half of the increases.

I also knit about 8 inches of ribbing on the sleeves, instead of doing the garter stitch.

I will be back sometime next week. I am headed off to a special weekend with some of my best girls from college. Have a great rest of the week!

32 comments:

APA said...

Love the length and can imagine the smell and feel of the wool myself. It looks fantastic on you! And sweet picture with your boys. Enjoy!

Blaynexox said...

It looks great! Awesome job :)

lucky knitter said...

Wow, love it! I love Girl's Weekend too - always a lot of laughs - have a great time!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I love that wool, it does have a rather special smell. You are so productive.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jenna said...

Once again you did a great job LOVE IT!! I wished you lived closer so you could teach me to knit

tiennie said...

That is amazing! Now I want to knit one too! It looks so cozy and comfy.

elliebelle said...

Your knitting is amazing! I wish I could produce so many projects like you! :) Great work. I hope you have a fun weekend!!

QuiltedSimple said...

How pretty - love the length and fit! Have a good weekend away!
Kris

Steph said...

It's very, very lovely! Perfect for days like today! It was 61 as a high here.

Denise said...

What a great thing to have as winter approaches. That would take me a year to do easy! Great job

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

lovin this one too. you do such a nice job on all your projects.
Always inspired!
Cyndi

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love this one a lot! Its really beautiful and looks great on you.

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I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I also think you must have super bionic knitting hands! lol!

Knitterella said...

Damn Girl! You are a WonderKnitter! I can't believe all the FOs you get done and you are a mommy too - amazing!

Love the jacket! I'm all about knit jacket, cardis, shrugs - I'm a layer girl all the way!

a friend to knit with said...

i am so in love with this, katie.
i love sweaters. worn as jackets.

this looks perfect on you!!!

have a wonderful time!!!

Michelle said...

Girl, you are crazy fast! I love this one, too!! I love long....I guess I feel like it gives me the illusion of being slender like you! lol

angie said...

I can't even imagine how much room you need to store all of your creations!

Megan said...

This is really gorgeous! I've been seeing these long sweaters in store windows again and have been thinking about making one for myself. You're inspiring me to do it now if you PROMISE it really was fast!

TD wool design said...

you look gorgeous in this! will you take it with you?
i think i'll give it a try. have fun :)

Marcia said...

Wow! Wow! That is a great sweater. I love the changes you made to the pattern. The pics are really sweet too.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the cardigan...I guess I'll have to pull my pattern out :). Have a fun girls weekend!

Julie said...

What a beautiful sweater.... have a wonderful weekend!

FinnyKnits said...

Honest? I'm VERY tempted by this sweater of yours.

It's GORGEOUS!

Tell me seriously though - how difficult was this? Is my brain going to hurt from doing math or following complicated line by line pattern instructions?

I must know.

Also - GOOD JOB!!

nova said...

Very nice. So would you say the Eco Wool softens with blocking or treatment?

amandajean said...

oh, I want one!!!!!!!!!

the color...the hood...the length...all perfection!!!

hooli said...

Are you kidding me!?!? This is stunning. How do you do it?

Hilary said...

Yet another beautiful sweater!! I've been wanting to try out Eco Wool for awhile but was also wondering if it would be too bulky. Thanks for the info! And awesome job on that sweater jacket -- it is absolutely gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Love the length and the color!

Hege said...

It looks great!
Perfect for snuggling up in the sofa with a cup of tea :)

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

this looks fantastico....great job

Steph said...

Hello - I've just blogged about tea and pregnancy. Did you drink teas (or infusions) during your pregnancies? If so, I'd love to hear your opinion!