Tuesday, October 09, 2007

there's always next year

I can't quite speak about what happened in the Bronx last night. Give me some time to grieve.

But there's a finished sweater!

It's done! And too hot to try on, so you'll have to make do with pictures of the Tilted Duster lying about in repose.

Pattern: Tilted Duster, by Norah Gaughan in Interweave Knits Fall 2007 (featured on the cover)
Yarn: discontinued Rowan Magpie Aran, in color 315 (Mulled), 7.5 skeins
Needles: size 8 Addi circulars (down two sizes from what was recommened)
Buttons: from Tender Buttons
Modifications: Well, I cut a few stitiches from the skirt, because I just couldn't get that many pick-ups from the back of the sweater. But other than that, I found the patter really well-written.

It's ready to wear to Rhinebeck! Cooler weather is supposedly arriving - starting tomorrow.


Mintyfresh said...

ooh! oooh! I can't wait to see it on. Luckily the weather has turned. You can totally recreate the cover shot, complete with umbrella!!

Claire said...

"Wait 'Til Next Year" is the name of an HBO documentary about our own Cubs. (Also out of the running this year - but perhaps more accustomed to losing based on a legacy of disappointment than the Yankees?) My condolences.
Nice sweater indeed. I didn't exactly know what a "duster" was so it was intriguing to see it come to life piece by piece.

Dipsy said...

My gosh, this is so beautiful, what a fantastic job you did knitting it up! I love everything - the color, the pattern, the shape - can't wait to see the modeled shots! Congratulations!