I'm about to show you something you have not seen around these parts for quite some time - it's an FO and it's for ME!
This FO started out wanting to be something else. You may remember my sad tale of denial from this post.
After that failure, I just couldn't bring myself to start the same sweater over again, so I used the yarn for a different sweater:
Why yes it does actually have sleeves; I just couldn't get them in the picture (hey, I was rushing). Here it is on the blocking board yesterday afternoon:
I know, it's still hard to really see what they look like; I'll try to get a modeled picture for you soon. I have it on today, and I will be going to Chicks wiht Sticks tonight, so maybe I can beg someone there to take a photo of me.
Pattern: Knitting Pure and Simple Neck Down Swing Coat
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool ~ Needles: Sizes 8 and 9.
~I wanted a little less swing in this Swing Coat, so instead of increasing every six rows, I increased every 8 rows. If I were to make it again, I'd leave out the back center increases (with a butt like mine, I don't need to be drawing attention to it).
~I did the entire collar in seed stitch instead of most of it stockinette with 3 garter ridges as the pattern called for.
~I used seed stitch at the cuffs, the bottom of the sweater, and the button band.
I do love me some seed stitch :-)
(The true color of this sweater is somewhere between the brownish and the grayish of these pictures; truly hard to capture.)
The sweater during the inspection process: