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Monday, January 9, 2017

Early Check-In KAL: Filled With Secrets

Today's the last day of the Early Check-In KAL, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my last FO of 2016! I hadn't intended to finish this sweater before the new year, but at 11:40pm on December 31 I wove in my last end. As usual, I had a ton of fun with this KAL, and I absolutely love this sweater. Love love love.

I did a pretty drastic yarn substitution with this project, using two strands of Kenzie together. Because of that, my sweater isn't as light and lofty as the sample-it's still lofty, and not as dense as I feared it might be, but it's definitely a substantial sweater.

I didn't really make any mods to this-I knit the size 48 so I'd get 4-5 inches of positive ease, and I only knit three-quarter sleeves, because I loved the look of the pushed up sleeves in the pattern photos, but I didn't want the bulk of a full sleeve. I also knit the collar a little shorter than called for, because I have a problem with things too close to my neck. I'm absolutely thrilled with how everything came out, and I wouldn't change a thing.

I definitely went with "1970s appliance colors," which are the best colors, in my opinion, and I've already worn my finished sweater quite a bit. I love the deep yoke so much-between this and my xmas sweater, I want deep yoked everything now!

Ravelry Page: Filled With Secrets
Pattern: Filled With Secrets by Leah Coccari-Swift
Yarn: HiKoo by skacel Kenzie "Kiwifruit," "Bayberry," and "Oceania"

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  1. I love your sweater! It would make a wonderful work sweater for me. I need a sweater that goes over the hips to keep our cold winter winds out and the 3/4 sleeve is great as well. I am constantly having to wash sweaters because the cuff smells of sheep though the rest of the sweater is clean. I love it!

  2. OMG, this sweater is sooooo cool! I will stay hare for a while, to fully admire it! :)

  3. This is fantastic and I'm with you on the 70's appliance colors - the best!

  4. Love the sweater! I like 3/4 sleeves too, as I always need to push sleeves up to keep them out of the way anyway. Great work getting just squeezing it into the FO list for 2016!

  5. This is so amazing!! Love those colors!!

  6. I LOVE your colour choices! You're absolutely right - 1970s appliance colours are the bestest. :D

  7. Cool! I love the color and the accent colors you used for the colorwork. I like how it's tunic like. Terrific job, Kat!