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April 03, 2009

Pretty Yarn Friday!


I took this yesterday especially for you all. It's another of my older handspun yarns. I actually have 2 skeins of this.

Total of approx 300 yards. I got the fiber at Rhinebeck. It's all wool and gorgeous. Thank goodness there was some sun yesterday. Unlike today.

I am also going to show you the progress on my Garter Yoke Sweater. Here is a nice over all phot showing the whole sweater:


Look at that sleeve! Can't really tell? Well here is a close up:

sleeve shot.jpg

Oh MY! This will never do! The pattern wants you to knit straight to the cuff. I am not a big fan of wide sleeves. So I thought I would check a pattern I did previously from the top down and see what it said. It said to knit straight to the elbow then decrease one stitch at the beginning and ending of the round every 5 rounds. Then knit straight to the cuff. This has gotta go. I did some quick math and I am decreasing every 10th row 7 times after I knit 10 rounds straight. So far it looks much better. No photo, you will have to trust me.

So I have to rip out this horrible sleeve and re-knit. No biggie.

The big biggie... to find the perfect buttons....

Posted by beth at April 3, 2009 01:10 PM


Pretty yarn! And I like the sweater - good call on the sleeve. Hey! You can MAKE buttons for it at Dye Day! What fun!

Posted by: Salt City Spinners at April 3, 2009 01:41 PM

I should be finishing up my GYC tomorrow...and man, was it an ordeal to find buttons. I didn't think it would be that hard, but it was a pain. And I am still not happy with the ones I got, but they will have to do.

I probably would have done decreases for the sleeves too...if I had done long sleeves. I had to go short again, like the Owl sweater.

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Posted by: Helen at April 6, 2009 03:28 PM

Gotta love pretty yarn on a Friday. Especially pretty purple yarn!

The sweater is really coming along nicely. I think you will be much happier with the new sleeves, though. Then the button hunt will begin and how much fun is that??!! I do love nice buttons...

Posted by: Sheepish Annie at April 6, 2009 07:00 PM

Oooh, I do love the sweater! Good call to taper the arms a bit! The yarn is beautiful, as always!

Posted by: Paige at April 6, 2009 09:09 PM

that yarn is spectacular! love the sheen.

Posted by: cosy at April 8, 2009 08:12 PM

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