#1 with a bullet

I finished something! Hurrah!


Actually, I finished knitting this aaaages ago, but was too lazy to sew it up. Even though I knit it in the round so the only seaming I had to do was the sewing in the set-in sleeves. But still it went undone for weeks. Yup, I’m just that lazy.

Anyway, the specs:

Salina in a rocking chair

Pattern: Salina [Ravelry link here] from Rowan Vintage Style
Yarn: Rowanspun DK in “Catkin”
Needles: 4 mm
Mods: So very, very many. I can’t even remember the details. Most obvious one was knitting the body and sleeves in the round so as to minimize the seaming anguish. Also I got a completely different gauge because I didn’t use the recommended yarn, so I had to re-work all the stitch counts to fit this. Pain in the ass. But it fits! I made the body and sleeves longer too, just ’cause.
Sadly, I made the sleeves far too long, because of my deeply ingrained monkey complex (years of having most of the coats you try on be too short in the sleeve will likely lead you to over-estimate your arm length. This may make for problematic knitting).

Forgot to stop knitting the sleeves...

But obviously I’m not going to let a little extra sleeve length get in the way of my “I-finished-something-and-it-fits-me-and-I-even-just-might-wear-it” joy.

Collar detail
Moss stitch, you’re lucky you’re pretty, because you are Not Fun to knit.

And a parting shot, ’cause I got a little trigger-happy with the camera and appear to have no decision-making capabilities whatsoever so everything gets included:




8 Responses to “#1 with a bullet”

  1. 1 mick March 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    So pretty! It really makes me want to knit this pattern, even more than I did before. Congrats!

  2. 2 Alyssa March 13, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I love the sweater and the color. Congrats on finally finishing.

  3. 3 frillbow March 13, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Love it! It’s so classy. Well done!

  4. 4 Claire March 13, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Why thank you all! I’m just amazed it’s finished.

    frillbow – I am not naturally classy, but I do like to pretend! Glad to see someone else thinks it worked!

  5. 5 Steph March 14, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Gorgeous! The color and style look fantastic on you.

  6. 6 Meghan March 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    This is so lovely! Great work.

  7. 7 Dee March 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    the colour is simply beautiful, it looks gorgeous on you.

  8. 8 jane June 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    This is lovely! I’m about to cast on for the same sweater myself soon, but I’m going to use the Felted tweed. Is converted to knit the thing in the round as easy as it sounds? If you had a moment to let me know how you went about it I’d be really grateful! If mine turns out half as nice as yours, I’ll be over the moon! šŸ™‚

    Also – I love your skirt! Similar in style to the one they pair it with in the book – I think it’s such a great look.

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