Finished Knitting

Pumpkin Thing #8: Cider and a Sweater

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

I got these from my brother-in-law, who just remembered he doesn’t like pumpkin things.

This was pretty good, but I will say I prefer regular cider.

On a side note, look what I finished!

Normally as I approach the end of a knitting project, I begin to get bored with it. I try the pieces on, and there’s always one or two more painful inches to go when really, I want to be done with it and move on. Joyfully, when I tried this sweater on right before the hem, it was the perfect length and the perfect fit!

This pattern is from Knitscene Fall 2008, called the Opulent Raglan. The changes I made:
~Twisted stitches on either side of center cable were mirrored (left twist on left, right twist on right.)
~Twisted stitches on each sleeve were mirrored (one sleeve is left twist, one sleeve is right twist.)
~Increased number of collar ribbing rows to 5 plus bindoff.
~k1p1 ribbing at bottom hem instead of folded hem.
~The biggest change I made was doubling the number of waist shaping decreases and increases. I have a much smaller, higher waist compared to my hips and bust, so I did 8 sets of each instead of 4.