Sunday, September 9, 2007

Back complete!

I'm done the back!!! Wohooo! I'm not sure that the Baruffa Merinos Sei was the perfect substitute yarn for this sweater, but it's doing ok. Even though I swatched, and my stitch gauge was good, the row gauge must be a bit off because it's way longer than called for. When I finished the increases and it says to work even until it is 14.25" (for the smallest size) from cast-on it was already 15" or so.... so I immediately went to the cabling. However, I'm happy that it's a bit longer because I have a fairly long torso and don't like when sweaters don't overlap at least a bit with whatever jeans, etc that I'm wearing. Maybe that's the Canadian in me, but I just don't get short sweaters.

Anyway, to the pictures!



I tried to get a picture of the cabling up-close, which is not very easy to do when trying to hold it stretched out and take the picture with your other hand....

6 comments:

Nea said...

Looks Great!
And I feel the same way about short sweaters (although I'm in So. California).

Knittymuggins said...

Woo Hoo! Looks great so far! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy said...

I love the gunmetal grey

Pam said...

Looks great!! Love the colour too
I'm another that doesn't like short sweaters..I want my clothes to cover me, not show off skin! LOL
Probably because I'm old, but that look just isn't very attractive on most people.

gradschoolknitter said...

Thanks all!

NorCalRose said...

I want a blue sweater. I acutally looked for that color in my stash and I don't have even 1 ball of blue yarn.