Sunday, April 24, 2011

FO - Aidez

I finished the sweater on Earth Day just like I wanted. I tried it on and...



I wonder why I'm so hard to please when it comes to sweaters...



OK, so the things I would change and do differently next time are:
- knit the arms a size larger than the size I'm knitting the sweater. The arms are tight although, they've loosened up a bit and were fairly comfortable last night.
- adjust the 1x1 ribbing to start with a knit and end with a purl instead of starting with a knit and ending with a knit. When it came time to seam, it was obvious, which is a shame because it's an easy thing to fix. At least it's consistent through all the ribbing seams
- add a few inches to the arm length but that may be fine if I knit the next size arm.
- do a ear corn cable in the back portion to mirror the front panels. I chose a simple twist cable that looks fine but I think it would have looked better with the same cables.



Why am I so picky? The sweater looks great. I wore it all night last night and it felt fine. It fit and was warm and I love the creaminess.



The Superstar requested one in baby blue. I'm thinking that would be a lovely fall project. Maybe I'll get it right next time...

3 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! But I understand... sometimes you just gotta tweek it! :-)

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  2. Freakin' gorgeous cardi! But I understand about the next time adjustments. As long as you'll be comfortable and happy with everything, it's all good.
    Lucky SuperStar!

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  3. Oh wow, yours turned out so beautifully!! love the cream too- it'll go with everything.

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