Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sand Dollar Pullover Finished

Woo hoo! The Sand Dollar Pullover is knitted, seamed, blocked, and DONE! The best part is that it took 3.5 days. Aran weight yarn knits up soooo much more quickly than sock yarn. (Duh!) I don't have pics of me wearing it yet, but here is one of the center sand dollar.
Name: Sand Dollar Pullover
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran Yellow Green, 7 balls
Yarn Source: Amazing Threads
Needles: US 7 and 9, 32" circular Addi Turbo
Pattern: Sand Dollar Pullover, 44", Knitting Nature, Norah Gaughan
Comments: I love this pattern. The construction is magnificent and a true testament to Ms. Gaughan's knitting brilliance. With 8 seperate pieces there is a lot of seaming involved. I rather enjoy seaming if the pieces fit together well, and in this case they do with aplomb. The sleeves set into the armhole on the first try. Don't even try to knit this "in the round". I made a few modifications. First, I disregarded the last increase on the upper left front so both upper pieces would have 30 stitches. So, when I joined the pieces, I used a three needle bind-off instead of a kitchener stitch. Second, I used a slip stitch selvedge on the public edge of the upper fronts. Third, I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length.

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