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March 11, 2017

From Susan — Worth the Wait

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 2:02 pm

I am coming up on my second anniversary — as of March 15, it will be two years since I started this sweater!!  Yay!!  Yay for finishing!!  The sweater is Fading Lines, and it is done.  It is  Joji Locatelli design in Pigeonroof Gradient Sock Yarn.

I had high hopes when I started this project.  I got off to a quick start on tiny yarn and tiny needles, but it was too long and clung to my derriere in a very unflattering way.  I set it aside.  Last fall I dragged it out again, made some adjustments, finished up through the collar and again put it aside.  I decided that it would be a great spring sweater so I dragged it out once more…but could not find the pattern (with all of my notes), which was with the bag of yarn.  I found some yarn, but not all of it.  I had purchased one extra skein of the background color as insurance, but it didn’t look the same.  Did not have the same speckly tonality of the rest.  I knew that knitting the sleeves with that yarn would be very noticeable.

I combed the entire house multiple times and never found anything more than the “bad” skein and a couple of very small balls of “good” yarn.  Last week I stumbled onto the pattern: alone, not in a bag, and without the oodles of yarn needed to knit the sleeves. :(  Uh oh.  So, I decided to use the small nerds of “good” yarn as long as I could and then switch to the not-so-good yarn.  It worked!  I got all the way to the garter cuffs in the matching yarn, and so just switched out at the cuffs.  Whew!

My Grade:

Pattern: A
Yarn: A, the gradient colors are strikingly beautiful
Fit: A+ (!!!)
Overall Score: A+

Fit is everything and this fits me the best of almost any sweater I have ever made!  I L O V E it! 😉  Sorry, I could not get any good pictures.

8 Comments »

  1. It looks great! You’ll have to bring it to Maryland Sheep & Wool.

    Comment by Surly — March 11, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

  2. OMG! It is so beautiful! Can’t wait to see it on you! You are the best!

    Comment by Kathy W. — March 11, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

  3. I’m just love a happy ending — especially when it involves something so beautiful!

    Comment by Susan — March 12, 2017 @ 12:46 am

  4. Gorgeous!

    Comment by Pam — March 12, 2017 @ 3:12 am

  5. Looks freakin’ awesome!!! Can’t wait to see it on Thursday!

    Comment by nadine L. — March 13, 2017 @ 10:08 am

  6. Beautiful. Incredibly beautiful. 5 Gold stars for your perseverance!

    Comment by Sherry B. — March 15, 2017 @ 9:51 am

  7. This is so beautiful – well done you!

    Comment by Mandy Rainey — March 26, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

  8. nice!

    Comment by Eva — April 14, 2017 @ 1:03 am

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