Thursday, January 18, 2007

Done with Wicked!





I finished my wicked today. I followed the pattern for a medium exactly (in store bought sweaters I am between a medium and a large -more often a large, if that helps others choose a size to knit). I switched to one size smaller needle (#6) to finish the seed stitch on the bottom and did 10 rows. My first attempt at finishing it I made the sweater one inch longer and used a size 7 for seed edging. It was too long for my short body and the seed stitch kind of boinged out. I love the length and the way it fits now. I am not sure if it is just b/c I don't like to have picture taken, but I think this sweater looks much better in person. The pocket looks a little crooked, but its straight and looks fine in the mirror. The angora yarn I choose is fluffy and with the pocket I feel a little thick, but what the heck it super soft and cute. I can not wait to see everyone else's. I would make this sweater again, but I would use a little lighter weight yarn. This was my first top down sweater so I am happy with the results.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I am debating on the pocket. How did you like the look of it before you added it?

Chantel said...

I couldnt decide on the pocket either. I'll post a picture of it on backward so you can see. I kind of wish I wouldn't have added now ( but I don't want to go back and take it off). The yarn I choose is thick and the pocket is thick. I like the way it looks on the sweater, I am just not sure I like the way it looks on me.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I just finished my pocket-free version this evening (with stash-yarn...will post pics if I can figure out how to join the group and upload photos). It was very enjoyable to knit this one

carrie said...

Looks great! I like it with and without the pocket! It'll be hard to decide. Great job, love the color.

pantoufle said...

It looks really cute!! I'm so jealous, my yarn just arrived in the mail yesterday. Now all I have to do is get the hourglass sweater off my needles.

zephyr gals said...

Chantel,
Your Wicked looks great on you! How exciting to see one done!
Fab job!

crochet avec moi said...

I like the pocket! I'm not sure if it's the difference in the way you're standing between the two photos, but you look thinner in the pocket one.

Nice work :-)

LaurieKnits said...

I love the look of the pocket. I have a Gap zip up sweater with a similar pocket and use it all the time to keep my hands warm.

Michelle said...

Wow your fast! Looks great!

sknittymama said...

Oh, that looks super snuggly, just what I'm hoping for from this sweater! Looks good without the pocket, too. . .

Dee said...

Whew! You are fast! It looks great! I think I'm leaving the pocket off, but its all still up in the air. :)