Sunday, June 19, 2011
Corduroy is Done!
One more project off the needles! A lovely wool/alpaca gansey! Perfect for June! Okay, maybe not, but I am very happy with it. It still needs to be blocked, but I think I'll wait til the fall to do that (why block it then store it for the summer?) Let's do some project stats, eh?
Pattern: Corduroy from A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd. (4th finished project from the book. Have I mentioned how much I love the patterns in this book??)
Yarn: Knitpick's City Tweed DK, color: Enchanted
Changes to the pattern: only change was on the cuff. I went down to a size 4 needles for the last 3 pattern repeats just to make the cuff a smidge smaller
Problems with the pattern: none.
Overall impressions: I sized this so that hopefully both Matt and I can wear it. It seems successful on that front (I'm very happy with the fit on me). I do know that this super soft yarn is gonna pill like crazy, but I don't really care. It's so soft and lightweight. The color is beautiful (and really hard to photograph... but I'm beginning to think this might be the photographer, as this is a standard issue I have with all my projects, eh?).
I will say that this project is pretty basic... almost too much for my usual taste (no cables? huh?). However, it was a great project to just pick up and knit when I needed something mindless to work on. Since it has no seaming, minimal shaping (only the neckline and the sleeves), plus the pattern is only knit/purl stitches, this is a perfect beginner sweater.
So we're going to give this a thumbs up! Here's an other view that shows the side welts: