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Monday, March 28, 2011

Red X Sweater Finished

This sweater has been done for a few weeks but since it's still cold here the wool sweater season has been extended through March and I haven't been in a hurry to wash/block it to be wearable.

Also, I've had the income tax papers spread out all over the table where I do my drying/blocking. Yesterday I picked up all the paperwork, declared the tax stuff ready to go to the accountant, and celebrated by washing/blocking the Red X Sweater.








The background stitch pattern is a little busier than usual for a Gansey type sweater, but I don't regret using it. The Red X Sweater goes its name when I started out with this stitch pattern.


Here's an underarm view of the faux seam and the little gusset.

Pattern: Basic gansey template. Picked stitch patterns selected from various stitch collections.

Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin. 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. DK weight.

Color: Moroccan Red.

Needles: Options #3.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch in pattern.

13 comments:

Oreo said...

Wow! It is lovely. You do wonderful work.

Dorothy said...

Words fail me! That is one gorgeous gansey. Makes me want to go start one right away - in red!

Jan said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sandy W said...

Very pretty!

SNOWBIRD said...

Beautiful sweater!

Laura said...

So beautiful! You are one talented lady! Great design, great color, it will look great on you. Can't we get spring to come to West Michigan?? Seriously, I am OVER this cold!

Chery said...

Beautiful! I love the 'x' stitch.

BeadKnitter said...

It turned out beautiful Marguerite. Congrats! I love that little x stitch pattern.

BeadKnitter said...

Came back to ask where you found that x stitch pattern? I've thought of a good use for it already. ;-)

NMjewel said...

What an inspiration! Looks like a pattern from yore!

Artseycrafts said...

It's gorgeous and in my favorite color. You did a great job choosing the stitch patterns and then knitting.

Sherilan said...

Gorgeous red sweater - my favorite. You always make sweaters that I like.

Alwen said...

Wow. That is a thing of beauty.