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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8 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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