The ladies in my knitting group will be so proud of me for finally finishing this thing.
It's from Phildar Special Twenty (Autumn/Winter 05-06). I think I deserve a gold star for translating this pattern.
It's a rather strange construction where you knit the right front and sleeve at the same time, do the back, then knit the left front and sleeve. Then you seam it. And you do short row shaping on the sleeves, which seems weird, but it works.
We joked that I was knitting asymetrical baby pants, because that's what it looked like when I got the the back.
I also thought it looked like a green tiger skin on my floor when I was blocking it.
I wasn't too crazy about it when I finished knitting it. the sleeves weren't the right length and I thought it would be too bulky around the neck. But now that I finally have it all put together I really like it. I can't wait for cold weather again!
I didn't do the flower pin because I'm just not into knitted flowers.
yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunkyhttp://www.electro-k.org/may06/100_3630.jpg
this is from the magazinehttp://www.electro-k.org/may06/100_4316.jpghttp://www.electro-k.org/may06/100_4298.jpg
a little bulky, but I think it's ok. I'm ok with it and that's what counts. I'm just so happy to finally be done!