Happy FO Friday, y'all! As promised, I got Narragansett fixed up and blocked this week, but somehow it didn't quite dry until this morning. And so, what you get is a super quick post, a few cruddy pics and my heartfelt promise to add some details and some better lit photos this evening. Deal?
I love how this sweater turned out. The Shepherd's Wool blocked gorgeously and is incredibly soft. (The color is an awesome shade of spring green, contrary to these crap photos -- better coming, promise!) And warm. Perhaps a teensy bit too warm for June 1, but let's overlook that little detail, shall we?
The slip stitch cable detail is fun, too. I like that it adds a bit of decoration without being fussy.
I followed a fellow Raveler's modification to make the eyelets along the raglan smaller, and I'm glad I did since I think they're plenty visible as it is. She basically traded a YO in the pattern for an M1, which worked great.
I also lengthened the arms a smidge, from the recommended 9" to 11". This worked well for me too, keeping the ribbing off my elbow, which makes me all kinds of happy.
The other change I made was to run a crocheted slip stitch around the inside of the neckline to keep it from falling too far off my shoulders. If I knit this again, I'd go down a needle size for the neckline to snug things up just a little more, but this tutorial from the Yarn Harlot was hugely helpful.
(I'll upload a pic of this feature tonight, promise!)
And that's it for now as I'm running out the door to work. Happy weekend! And happy Fiber Arts Friday, too!