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Sunday, October 30, 2005

if at first you don't succeed...

frog, frog again! the body of this koigu sweater has been frogged 3 times ;-0 when last you saw her, she was frogged. and knit twice again since then, don't ask. but finally she is fini! and fits like a dream. what can you say about a yarn that can be reknit so many times and still look gorgaous? and can be shampooed, conditioned, then thown in the dryer? popped out of the dryer softer than ever.

details, 4 colors of koigu from four seasons knitting, thanks jo-anne! colors are 851 (4 skeins), 612 (3 skeins), 803 (2 skeins), and 621 (1 skein).

i did 4 rows knit, 4 rows of purl; repeated 6 times for sleeve cuffs and hem, 4 times for the collar. loosely based on a sweater from a vogue knits, i knit a raglan instead of a drop shoulder, as i wanted the sleeve colors to blend in with the sweater. ann budd's handy book of sweater patterns is a wonderful resource.

as soon as i started knitting the sweater, i thought, omg, these are sara lamb colors! how i would love to take a class from her one day :-)

anyone care to guess what's next?


Blogger Helen said...

You may one day get your wish. I'm working with Sara right now on finding a time in the future when she can come on back and teach more classes for us. :)

And Western MA isn't that far from upstate NY. ;-D

11:55 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Love it--happy colors and great fit!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Looks fabulous and WHAT are you starting?

9:30 PM  

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