Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Seneca

Ladies and gentlemen, my finished Seneca sweater.Thus far, it's one of the fastest completion times for a project this big at 5 months (not counting my Mom's sweater for Ravelympics, because that's different).I'm in love with the simple cable all around the edges of the garment, highlighted because of the possum fur in the yarn.
Specs:
Pattern: The Seneca Sweater by Jared Flood, from his book "Made in Brooklyn"
Yarn: Possum Yarn (8 ply) in Natural by The Wool Company. It was a gift from New Zealand, made up of 70% merino wool and 30% possum!
Needle size: 7- instead of the prescribed 8
Size: XS
Modifications: 8'' of body and 18 3/8'' of arm length instead of that specified in the pattern. I love the extra body length because of my long torso, and I like having the sweater arms past my hands for added coziness. I also used only two garter ridges to close the neck, and used a different stretchy bind-off to make a head-friendly neck.Worst part of the project: The cables on top took longer than the bodies and arms combined, but mostly because I accidentally kept setting it down from frustration of how long it was taking. Note bad circle pattern here.
Best part: Getting excited when the cables really began to show the shape of the project, and putting the final product on of course! One more sweater I made just for myself (for once)!I'm very happy with the finished product, and can't wait to curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book as the days grow colder up here.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love it! Especially since you can fit your head through the neck now!

Samantha said...

Wow! It's beautiful and looks fantastic on you!