Tuesday, October 16, 2007

sweater is now complete

the sweater i began last month is finished! i invested in some nice yarn, though not as nice as the one specified in the pattern, and used my travel time to make something for myself. the pattern, from Joelle Hoverson's Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, is brilliant. it's all in the round with simple but nice looking increases and decreases. and the neckline, cuffs and hem are all finished in a way i haven't done before: you knit in a hem and separate it from the body of the sweater by a purl row. you just turn the hem under and sew it down and you have a nice purl edge that looks quite professional.

now i will try to set aside the knitting for a while. i will be home for a while and will be attempting to prepare for an art show i will be in early next year.


redredday said...

wow. that sweater looks so good on you! i thought this was a magazine clipping. love the neckline and the slight flare on the sleeves at the opening.
looking forward to see the works for your art show!

rachel said...

thank you for the nice comment. i had a hard time taking this self-portrait!!
the pattern is really excellent and not difficult. i like the slightly flared sleeves too.