So here are the details on Fatty’s newest sweater. A photo of the finished object is in the post below.
Pattern: Cobblestone by Jared Flood (Brooklyn Tweed) from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers (color 2438), 6 skeins for the 43 1/2" with about 1/2 of a skein left over.
Needles: Size 8, addi turbos in 16", 32" and double points
Modifications: I added 1 inch to the length of the body
Notes: I started November 3rd and finished on the 16th – this was the only knitting project I was working on at the time. I even took it in the car with me which I rarely do with a sweater. I had gauge issues at the beginning – you can read about that here. Suffice it to say, it worked out in the end. I owe huge thanks to Sarah and Leslie for their words of wisdom. You ladies always come through for me and I really appreciate it. Also, garter stitch is not that forgiving – I made some mistakes and I can see every single one. Ugh. Overall though, I am happy. And Fatty likes is so that says something.
Also, that kitchener stitch gets me every time. I have found I am much better reading about how to do it than looking at a drawing. This book has become my crutch.
Back tomorrow with some sewn things. Enjoy your Monday!