Tuesday, December 11, 2007

knitting report - counterpane pullover

The front piece is practically done, and now that I can finally see the whole pattern I realize that it's indeed quite pretty. The back is knit exactly the same, and I've already started on that. I was a bit concerned that it would turn out too large, even though I knitted the smallest size and in 6mm needles, but I think it's going to be ok after all (hopefully the yarn won't stretch much after blocking).

And Maggie is enjoying it too, it seems.

And here's a photo of another my so called scarf that I made as a gift. I love this pattern, the finished scarf is so warm and cozy (and this one actually stayed flat after blocking, contrary to the one I made for myself)

Thanks to everyone who made a purchase since Sunday. All orders will be mailed out tomorrow, and hopefully all will arrive before x-mas. And thanks to everyone who got back to me with their Ravelry ID, mine is taniaho (obvious, right? ) in case you want to add me.


Kirsten said...

Great counterpane pullover - I love the color of the yarn you chose!


patricia-g said...

Linda a cor do cachecol!

Mette said...

The sweater is on my list too - seeing it knit up, makes me want to knit it even more. I love your colorchoice!

Anonymous said...

I am currently working on the Counterpane pullover from the fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. I have two questions about attaching the sleeves.
1. Instructions say with RS facing pick up and knit held sts plus one at the shoulder seam. This will mess up the garter st pattern unless I purl, or start with WS facing. Did this happen to you?
2. Picking up only 1 st at the shoulder seams leaves large gaps. Did this happen for you? If so, did you pick up more sts at shoulder or how did you compensate?

Your advice is greatly appreciated.