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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hedonist Redo Sweater in Progress

Shortly after I frogged the Featherweight Fiasco back in April, I cast on 240 stitches with the soft Hedonist yarn for a pullover sweater. When my hands got tired of knitting Cotlin, I'd pick up the Hedonist sweater and knit a few soft cashmere blend stockinette rows before going to bed.

A few days ago the tube was done. Time to consider the arm holes and putting the stitch pattern across the front and back.

I decided on set in sleeves knit top down. For a horizontal stitch pattern I used #177 from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Leslie Stanfield.

The horizontal stitch pattern was necessary because the hand dyed skeins don't match. The darker yarn was used for the sweater body. Where the purls start for the horizontal border I switched to a lighter skein.

In the picture it appears the yarn changes color at the bottom of the arm hole. It's an illusion of light and shadow. That's where the yarn switches from frogged yarn to first-time yarn. It real life there is no color change there. Once the sweater is washed and blocked, that line should disappear and the sweater body will lose its frogging kinks.

This is the back view of the sweater. The front horizontal stitch pattern isn't knit yet.

Now that I'm in the more complicated part of the sweater, I have to keep going so I don't forget what I'm doing. I have a tendency to keep knitting and not do enough note taking when I'm winging a sweater. So I won't be working on any other project until the shoulder seams are sewn together.

Pattern: A basic pullover. The border across the top of the back and front is Pattern #177 from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Leslie Stanfield.

Yarn: Hedonist Sock from Slackford Studio, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight

Color: Cote d'Azur

Needles: US #4, 3.5mm

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette.


janet said...

That yarn looks so luscious and soft! I bet it is lovely to work with.

fiftympg said...

I for one would be interested in seeing some in-progress photos of the top down sleeves you plan to knit.

Susan said...

Ohhhh that's going to be lovely!

Judy S. said...

Nice! I'm glad you found a use for that lovely yarn. Great color!

Kathy said...

It is coming along so lovely. I'll bet it feels great to knit with it as opposed to cotton. :)