Sunday, November 05, 2006

Something Red


Okay - I know this isn't the one we're doing, but I liked it soooo much better than the SKB, so I made it anyway.

I decided to make long sleeves to make it more seasonal and I'm happy with the way they turned out.

I would like to figure out a better way to block it to get all the ribbing to snug in a little closer - any ideas?

9 comments:

Andi said...

I LOVE it. This will now motivate me to do Something Red with the red wool I have tons of. Did the pattern include instructions for long sleeves, or did you "wing" it?

Rachael said...

She does include directions for long sleeves, but I altered them a bit. I decreased one or two more times so the sleeves would be more snug and I also did 5" of ribbing for the cuffs - it keeps the 'attitude' of the sweater going.

Penny said...

I love the way yours turned out so well, I just ordered the pattern! I have two questions for you - what yarn did you use, and how much did you use for the long sleeve version?

Rachael said...

I used Swish Superwash from knitpicks, I ordered 9 skeins, made the small size, and had to use very little of the 9th one.

A word of caution - if you get Swish Superwash - don't wash it!! It fuzzes & pills horribly. I had to spend about 2 hours with an electric fuzzbuster to get it looking decent again.

Gelsomina (Jill) Lucchesi said...

Racheal, there's a red sweater KAL, I think it's redsweaterkal.blogspot.com.

knittykitty said...

I am currently finishing this one myself. I think the "swinginess" of the bottom is part of the pattern, since she increases the number of purls between the knit ribs. Blocking will probably make it lay even flatter rather than hugging in more. I think it looks great as is but if you really don't like the fit, I'm not sure anything other than frogging and not increasing in the ribbed section will do much. Sorry....

Michelle said...

OHH Nice, I have the pattern and yarn for this! You are encourageing me to start yet anothe project!

Marisa said...

I love it!
Is this a top-down pattern?
I think I want to make it too!
Yours looks amazing!
marisa

TheSteph said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

I want one now!