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.