Sunday, August 20, 2006

FO Sunday

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The Silver Creek Gansey was finished yesterday right after dinner. I still want to block it (wooly board? or just flat? hmmmm).

Project Stats:
Pattern: Light Worsted Weight Gansey by Silver Creek (S-806)
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool in Natural
Problems with the pattern: I didn't find any mistakes in the pattern
Changes to the pattern: I did some minor changes. I shortened it a bit (um, I'm short). I made the 44" finished size, but I did the small sleeves so that my armhole depth was shorter. I also made the neckline a little deeper than the pattern (I hate crewneck sweaters that choke).
Other Details I used a tubular cast on and cast off. I think it works really well with the sleeve cuffs. I twisted the cabled stitches so they popped a little bit more.
Overall Impressions: Two thumbs up on this pattern! While I was disappointed that I couldn't use the yarn I originally bought for the pattern, the Paton's worked out well. (there will be an other conversation about this yarn later... new vs. old). The pattern was fun to knit. I love the way the finished results look. It's simply a great sweater.

So that means something else will get moved into the "main project" catagory. I'm thinking it will be something for Matt. I heard the "you haven't knit anything for me in a really long time" whine the other day (and he's right... I haven't finished a project for him since Christmas). I'll probably work on his Natural Beauty Fair Isle... as I pulled it out to compare the Paton's Classic Wool from a couple of years ago to the new balls I just bought to make the gansey... and quite franky, the yarn is different weight. That photo is no longer accurate, as I frogged it back to the fair isle section to redo the last the couple of rows.

I'll probably cycle thru some other projects as well, but I want that one to get done for Matt.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Congrats on finishing the gansey! It looks great!

    That's nice that Matt asks you to knit for him. Does he pick out things he likes, or do you show him patterns to choose from? I haven't knit anything for C since the six-year sweater, LOL. Have a good Sunday!

  2. Truly beautiful, Cindy. I'll be watching for a photo of you wearing it.

  3. Great job! You knit that second sleeve really fast.

  4. Nancy J9:50 AM

    Beautiful job! You've convinced me I need to knit the gansey I've been wanting to knit and my yarn came Friday!

  5. The Gansey looks awesome! I can't wait to see you wearing it, though I'm not ready for cold weather yet. Why don't you model it for your blog after it's blocked?

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :-)

  6. Wonderful sweater! You'll be wearing that a lot.

  7. hYou do fantastic work! Love it ,now this one you may need to hide from Matt. Ann

  8. Lovely! I really like that pattern a lot. I won't be tempted to try a gansey until I finally finish FLAK, though. ;)

  9. Cheryl Kissee2:50 PM

    Great sweater, Cindy!! It looks like a fun pattern to knit, too. Was it?


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