I did the sleeves first, because I knew I'd be sick of sockinette after the body. I'm now about 12 inches through the body, so soon I'll be joining the arms to the body. It looks like we're on pace to finish around the same time!
I'm knitting this in Wool-Ease so it will be softer than pure wool. I've been pleased with the pattern - it's well written and easy to follow. I'm sorry, I can't for the life of me figure out how to post pictures, but you can visit my blog to see a couple of progress photos. Make Time
I moved to Brooklyn a few months ago, and while I've fallen in love with the area, I'd like someone to be crafty with. I like to knit and sew, but am up for trying just about any craft. If there's anyone in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens/Brooklyn Heights area who is interested visiting the bead store on Smith or taking a field trip to the garment district, let me know!
I visited Spark once to check it out, and thought it was great. The building is so well designed and welcoming. When I went to visit they were hosting a sewing lesson - since I don't have my own machine, it will be a great place to do crafty things that I can't do in my own apartment. I'm currently travelling for work, but once I'm in town more often I'm definitely getting a three month pass.
I completed it in Elann's Highland Wool a few months ago, and it came out quite nicely. I decided not to add the hood, and intead made a collar with the same cable rib as the hem. It was my first sweater-sized cable work, and I thought it was very manageable. The only potential problem I came across was that my arm cables were long (probably should have checked gauge, huh?) and instead of stopping at the top of the shoulder went all the way up to my neckline. It ended up looking fine, because I just started the collar at that point, but I thought anyone with short arms might want to know. Good luck!
Marnie, I've admired the creativity of your patterns for a while, but the men's nautilus hat was the first pattern of yours i've actually made. My boyfriend actually let me knit something for him, and he loves it! The bottom hem makes it look so professional, and he wears it every day now. I wish I had a digital camera to show you the final results. Thank you for such a great pattern.
susank, you're sweater looks great! i really like the combination of the ribbing and the bell sleeves; it looks like it could have been designed that way. How much ribbing did you do, and what kind of yarn did you use? i've made the to dye for sweater from this book, but the skully never impressed me until now. your's looks so great, if you tell me your modifications i may have to try it
I finished this sweater last week, and it looks great. I'm only 5'5", and don't have any problem with overly long sleeves. When i finished knitting my first sleeve I could tell that my cast-on was way too tight and it was going to make the sleeve join tight. I think it's a function of using thinner yarn on big needles.I actually went to hear Deb Stoller speak on another topic, and afterwards I asked her what I should do about the sleeve. At her suggestion, I undid the cast-on and one or two additional rows, put them back on the needles, re-knit and cast off loosely. It worked like a charm, and I cast on with size 15s then switched to knit with 13s for the rest of the sweater.