Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FO: Drift (or, The Rainbow Connection)


Yes, it's done. Around the middle of last week, I realized that if I went to town on the second sleeve I'd have a decent chance of getting this sweater done within a month. Throw in a couple of marathon sessions, and I finished this up Saturday afternoon.

I'm so freaking happy with this-it's a perfect light layer, but it's super warm. I lengthened the sleeves significantly, because what's the point in having long sleeves if you can't make sweater paws with them? I skipped the ribbing at the end of the sleeves and just did a purl bindoff after the last purl round. On the sweater body, I swapped out the 2x2 ribbing for 1x1 twisted rib because I like how it looks.

Around halfway through the first sleeve I started referring to this sweater to myself as the Rainbow Connection sweater, which is an obvious nickname, but certainly a fitting one.


Ravelry Page: Drift
Pattern: Drift by Kristen Finlay
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock "Reggaeton"

In other knitting news, I'm trying really hard to keep my sweater WIPs to a reasonable number. Apparently my Sweateritis isn't letting up, and despite having a nice variety of things on the needles right now, all I want to knit is sweaters, and I'm really terrified of burning out and being stuck with 15 sweaters in various stages of completion.


5 comments:

  1. "Sweater paws" made me laugh. The fit on this is great, and I love the flash of brighter stripes at the bust. I think I've caught your sweateritis, because I'm normally I monogamous knitter but even though I have a pullover on the needles I want to cast on a man-sweater for the hubs and a wool cardigan for me. Nothing like a sudden drop in temps to make a knitter go a little crazy...

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  2. "Sweater paws" also made me laugh! Never heard that before. :D The sweater turned out so great! I love the stripy goodness throughout, and the thicker band across the bust like some fancy yoke colourwork is perfect. Did you alternate skeins at all for this?

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  3. It looks great! The fit is perfect, and I love how the colors pooled in such a rainbow-tastic way. Enjoy those sweater paws, hee hee!

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  4. ooooh, I love it! the rainbow stripes look so awesome, and the fit is great. Nailed it!

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  5. How did I miss the FO post for this one?!! I've been in love with this project ever since you started it and it came out just as perfect as I expected! I need a sweater like this in my life.

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