Wednesday, November 2, 2011

wip wednesday

shown here in short sleeves

My big red swatch is finally turning into a sweater, and none too soon! I plan to be wearing this sweater for the big event just nine days from now and there's one more sleeve and a couple more inches on the body to knit. Can I finish it by Friday? That might be a bit too optimistic, but we'll see.

This is my third attempt at this sweater, now two sizes smaller than my first attempt, and the fact is I could have gone a size or two smaller still. The yoke is very loose, so much so that I'm contemplating adding a band of elastic around the inside to shore it up. It'd be more flattering if the sweater cinched in at the bottom of the yoke. I suspect that adding the second sleeve will also help to tighten up the yoke.

Despite the aforesaid, I'm pretty happy with this sweater. It's cute and comfy and the yarn is all from my stash. The colour is a perfect cranberry red, which is exactly what I had in mind. Now, time's a-wasting; I'd better get back to knitting and get a move on that second sleeve! To see what everyone else is up to have a look at the list at Tami's Amis.



21 comments:

pinkundine said...

It's looking fab:) Glad the third time is working out, could you maybe crochet a chain on the inside around the neck to tighten it up slightly?

heather said...

Very pretty! I hate having to adjust things, but after all your hard work, you certainly want it to come out perfect! Love the color!

Lee Ann said...

Looking awesome!!! Congrats!!

Nicky said...

This ROCKS!!!! You've done a fantastic job!!!!

Karen said...

The sweater looks great! I agree with pinkundine, a crocheted chain inside the neck would bring it in a bit. I bet you'll have it done in plenty of time:)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks great so far!

Amy said...

Great sweater :D

paula said...

Pretty! I love that shade of red. What's the pattern?

Erin said...

It looks beautiful! Such an interesting design, too!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks great and I am very impressed with your swatching speed :)

Yarn Changer said...

Wow, what a great job. Worth it to do all that swatching.

Liz said...

I love your sweater! The colour is fantastic and it looks great on you! I can't wait to see it done, and I'm so glad the size is working out at last!

Chrisknits said...

Looking great!! Fingers crossed you make it to the finish line in time.

Magical Jane said...

Very beautiful. You'll do it! Sure doesn't look cranberry in the photo - but I'll believe you.

Keri said...

Sounds like a lot of work, but the results are great. It looks lovely.

Meg said...

I definitely like that color, it's a beautiful sweater. It does look a bit big, but you can always rip it back later if it ends up bothering you? Definitely feel your pain about ripping back, though I'm glad I didn't have to do it with a bigger project.

Calophi said...

I really like the style of this sweater. It's looking pretty good! I was going to ask if maybe some crochet would help tighten it up, but I see someone else already mentioned it. :)

One pair of Hands said...

I love the colour. It will be a very versatile sweater as you will be able to use it over another through Winter. Smart move.

SimonSimple said...

Oh, that does look lovely! I adore the rich vibrancy of the color and hope that the third time is a charm for that fetching outfit.

Dee said...

It's looking great! That red is GORGEOUS!

Marlee said...

Love the colour!!! Looking forward to seeing you model the completed sweater on Friday! :)