Thursday, February 7, 2013

Feels like I was knitting this one forever

Dear Mom,
I don't know why, and I know I wasn't, but it feels like I've been working on this sweater For.Ev.Er.
At least the sleeves felt that way.

But the Gansey for My Hero is finished! I wove in all the loose ends yesterday and took pictures of it this morning, out in the back yard, in my pjs, robe and walking shoes.

Olive helped.
This is just like the gansey I knit for the Young Man. Except bigger. Remix yarn, color 3991.
My hope is to make time to triple check my numbers and write up the instructions for this sweater in the next week or two.

This sweater is worked in one piece (no seaming!) from the bottom up. It is knit in the round to the underarm where it is divided and front and back are then worked flat. Once the shoulders are united, the sleeves are picked up at the arm opening and worked in the round down to the cuff. Fairly simple and straightforward.  A classic drop shoulder gansey.
And although it was created for the males in this house, I think this is really a unisex design. I might want to knit one for myself, extra big, in a nice wool. And maybe put pockets in the sides.....

such a Good Dog.... isn't she getting big?
Next up....