Sunday, August 21, 2011
I finished both sweaters that were in the home stretch. First, I completed the collar and bands on my Homespun Undercurrent. Because I was having trouble with running out of yarn, and I already had to make extra to finish the bands, I made a collar instead of the hood. The sweater weighs over 2.5 pounds! I used eleven 4-ounce packages of wool, with about 2/3 of a 4-ounce-package-worth of yarn left over, or about 80 yards. That might be enough for a small monster... I made the collar by working 19 rows after rejoining the back and fronts, with two pairs of increases in the center back over the 20 rows. Then, I increased six on the next WS all-purl row (without changing needles) and worked 14 rows in k2/p2 rib. Previous posts on original yarn, additional yarn, body construction, sleeves, and pattern. While I was waiting for the 8 oz of fiber I had to order to make more yarn for the Handspun Undercurrent, I also got the Draped Cardigan pretty close to finishing, and I just had the drape (ruffle) left to do, this morning. So, I actually finished two sweaters this weekend! I also cast on this one. Happy Knitting, Lisa Kay My dad took all these photos. Aren't they great? Thanks, Dad!