March 17, 2005
Its done! I do hope I still find this sweater comfortable and wearable once warmer weather hits. Yes, this picture is strikingly similar to the one from a few days ago.. but check out the side ties!
Yarn: GGH Soft Kid in this slate blue color. I used nearly all of 4 skeins for the smaller size.
Gauge: 18sts/4", on size 7 needles.
Pattern Modifications: No neck finishing (yet), relocated side seam opening.
Some Technical Notes:
1. Neck Edging. I didn't end up doing the neck edging. I tried it, picking up stitches around the neck and binding them off per the pattern. It looked very nice, but instantly made the sweater uncomfortable. I even tried binding off with size 10 needles. still too tight. Maybe will try a crochet edging at some point. but for now, I am down with how the neck edge looks.
2. Side Seams. I used embroidery floss to sew the seams. I imagine this is much smoother than the mohair. The pattern says to leave an opening 15cm up for the longer side tie to thread through. This was waaay too high. Maybe it was a typo and they meant 5cm?? I ended up with the opening about 3 inches from the hem.
That's it! This was a pretty straightforward knit, finished in about a week and a half. Working with mohair was interesting. Its very delicate and airy.