Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sweaters Sweaters Everywhere

As promised, here's a bit of knitting to show you all.

I swatched for Franklin (my brother's sweater) and really loved working with the yarn.  The silk and cashmere in the Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed (oh man, what a long name!) definitely makes this yarn soft and luxurious, but the tweediness and slightly bumpy texture, along with the little bits of VM that keep falling on me, gives it a sort of rustic feel as well.  It's like the best of both worlds!  It's also very light, but very warm.


I was supposed to measure gauge with the ribbing stretched.  So I stretched it until I got gauge, no more, no less.  I was happy with that, so I started on the back of the sweater.


That's about what I've got so far (and by "about", I mean it is).  9" of 2x2 rib, and I'm not bored yet!

Last night I also worked on Delain a bit because I wanted to get him all put back together.  13 and 1/2 inches of the front, only 4 1/2" to go before I can split for the neckline and begin the armscyes (is that the proper plural of that word?).


Tomorrow: Tour de Fleece!  I finished my skein and it is beautiful if I do say so myself (feel free to disagree tomorrow).

6 comments:

  1. Love!

    You're really on a sweater roll!

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  2. Lovely stitch pattern on Delain, have fun with all that ribbing!

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  3. Oh, I have some of that silk road in my stash and you're making me want to pull it out! Both projects look wonderful.

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  4. Damn! You're getting a lot of knitting done these days! It's because I have Mark down here with me, isn't it? ;-)

    Your Delain sweater is coming along really nicely. The yarn looks a lot lighter in the photos though. Is is really that light?

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  5. Fantastic progress! Both look great. I'll bet your brother will love his sweater when it's done!

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  6. Jealous of your knitting progress. Love what I see!

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