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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ariann, FO and a Wednesday Sky



Pattern: Ariann by Chicknits
Yarn: SWTC Karaoke, 50%soy silk and wool.
Needles: Size 7 Knitpick options

I like that there are only two little seams under the arms. I messed up on the increases due to short attention span, but frogged back, actually followed the directions and lo and behold all turned out well. The needles are nice an pointy and no catching or breaking even though I put a lot of stress on them when I got to the part where the front/back combo and both sleeves are joined together. Getting around the sleeves was challenging until some of the decreases were done, so I added two DPs when I got to the sleeves and kept all the other stitches on the circular.
This yarn is nice to knit, a bit of fuzz came off but it held up well in the soak. It is very warm! Hopefully not too warm for Tacoma. I'm not sure I like out the striping/pooling happened on the body and sleeves, but oh, well, there ya go!
I'm still in search of the right buttons. These from the stash are the right size and have a shank, but the color is too bright, imo. It's for my sister so can't model it as it doesn't fit me.


The sky was ablaze this evening.

11 comments:

debbie said...

i like the pooling on the sleeves of ariann! beautiful sky shot....

Jennifer said...

Fabulous FO and spectacular sky! Love the way the light hits the clouds.

Opal said...

Ariann is beautiful! I bet you are so happy to have it finished too.

Gorgeous sky pics.

nova said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful Ariann!

beadlizard said...

And here I thought you'd planned the pooling and striping because it's so wonderful!

That sky is hard to believe -- wow.

Aim said...

Wow, the sky is awesome! And I though the stripes were intentional! Love them...

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Oooo...it is lovely...wait they are lovely (both Ariann and the sky).

Rachel said...

Gosh, what a gorgeous sweater! I don't think the pooling is too bad, either. Great job!

Dipsy said...

These photos are extremely beautiful - and so is your Ariann! The more I see of this pattern, the more I'm convinced that I have to try it too - and you've knit it up so beautifully! It looks every bit as soft and cozy and warm as you describe it - what an exceptionally great job!

Felicia said...

Beautiful sky!

Jen said...

The ariann looks terrific! I like the striping too, very classy.