Monday, February 16, 2009

Hourglass (NaKniSweMoDo09 - Feb)

Hourglass is finished, and I couldn't be happier:


  • Pattern: Hourglass Sweater (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson)
  • Size: 37in chest
  • Needles: US Size 8, or 5mm
  • Yarn: Plain and Fancy
  • Modifications: I added a contrast band for the hem, sleeves and neck using some Colinette sock yarn in a bright turquoise. I also added a 5 extra rows (with the alternate row decreases) to the neck after seeing that other folks were getting a flashdance-esque neck on the sweater when following the pattern. Mine still has a wide open neck - I like it that way - it's just not falling off the shoulders (or needing matching leotard and legwarmers!)


I'm probably one of the last few knitters in blogland to make one of these. And I'm soo glad I finally got around to it. I think it's a really wearable sweater, and see there could be more in my future. Despite the errata issues (check them out online before you embark on the pattern) it was a pretty straightforward knit - perfect for tv viewing, or when you want to 'switch off'. And reknitting the yoke didn't take that long - I've been full of a cold so it was a good way to keep occupied this weekend (while watching all those romance movies on tv!)


And one last thing -- I love the Plain and Fancy yarn. It is extremely soft and the colours vibrant. I picked it up at the Estes Park yarn fest last year. I'll certainly be making a visit and replenishing my stash this coming year with a new colourway. If you aren't into the variegated look and would prefer an overdyed feel, my friend Terrie made a gorgeous version in a pink colourway.

Oh yes, and as the title mentions - this is my sweater for the NaKniSweMoDo09 - February. I'm loving this knitalong. A great nudge for me to finish up some of the many sweaters I have in my queue, or various stages of completion.

Hope you all had a good valentines weekend,
Sam

19 comments:

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love it.....the color is fabulous! :) I love the picture too, are you at Red Rocks Amphitheater?

Denise said...

Love it! what a great fit on you, and love the colors:)

amanda said...

What a feeling!!! Sorry - couldn't resist!
See how gorgeous this turned out in the end. I will learn from your mistake and read the errata on this first before I attempt it. :)

Luni said...

Oooo, it's so cute! The contrast hems really kick it up, just the perfect thing to set off that gorgeous green.

Stacey said...

It looks great Sam! You aren't the last one to make one after all though, I still haven't knit one. It's in the queue though. ;)

theknittingcowgirl said...

Congratulations Sam!!!! :-)
It is so exciting finishing a knitting work and... a time dress it up.... it fits perfectly!!! :-)

You have done a very nice sweater!! I love the green! It is so lightly!!

EyeceKnits said...

Beautiful sweater! And you're not the last to do one, mine's still in the planning stages ...

Kristina Knits said...

Gorgeous Sam. And I'm even going to keep the sarcastic comments about you coming to finish mine to myself :)

Jacqui said...

looks lovely on you sis, another sweater banged out, youre so fast!!!! Looks really nice and the colour is FAB. Love you....x

Kim said...

It looks fantastic, Sam!

What an awesome finish :)

tiennie said...

It looks beautiful on you! Wonderful job. Love the colors!

hyeknitter said...

That is so pretty! And you're not the last blogger to make that sweater - it's still on my list of sweaters to make!

Courtney said...

Fantastic! I still need to frog mine because of the aforementioned 'Flashdance' effect.

WandaWoman said...

So cute! I love how it turned out! I think I will make one out of my P&F yarn too, but in turquoise.

zebraknits said...

You look amazing in it. The green color is a perfect choice.

Bea said...

Love it. It looks great on you. I haven't made this one yet but its on my list so don't worry you won't be last. That will be me.

Joanne said...

Amazing. You did a beautiful job. And the photography... so professional!

StarSpry said...

I love it, Sam! It looks great on you and I like the contrast band you added :D

Oiyi said...

Beautiful sweater. I really like the colorway.