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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Brocade Leaves Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman from the Fall 2008 Knitscene
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in the Storm Colorway
Needles: 7s and 5s

Just in time for me not to be able to wear it because it's too warm, I've finished my Brocade Leaves sweater. I started this sweater back in August. Piece #1 (the back) was relatively smooth sailing. The leaf pattern repeat is easy to memorize, and goes pretty quickly. Things got a little slower once I got to the other pieces, all of which involved shaping. Having to count out for increases or decreases seemed to take a lot longer then it should have. So that's why I managed to take seven months to complete a pretty simple sweater.

I'm happy with the finished the result. I think the shaping worked out evenly, and it fits pretty well. I love the yarn, which is lovely and soft, though it's not superwash, so I'll have to be careful when I wash it.

All and all, I'm feeling pretty successful, having finally completed this project. The finishing actually came out pretty well, and I feel much, much better about my ability to make a finished garment that I won't mind being seen in outside of my own home.

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