Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wicked-Busy Knitter

Hi, I'm new here, but have been reading the SKC posts for a month or so. Here's my version of Wicked on the left. I've been stash busting, so I used my (unfortunately not consumer-friendly) Karabella Aurora 8 in navy. I decided to not use seed stitch at the lower ribbing (since I did a pocket-free version, I felt that seed stitch would "compete" with the cabled rib too much). I went for an unobtrusive k3, p1 ribbing instead and am very happy with it. Merino wool is such a pleasure to knit with that I may have to make the sleeves a little longer just to use up the last of this yarn! what do you think: short-sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves?

I'm still working on placing the photos in the blog, so bear with me! The other two photos (terrible lighting, I know! Sorry about that) are my version of the Simple Knitted bodice. I stash-busted some Reynolds Rapture in a lovely periwinkle-purple for the deep V-neck version on the right, and shortened the sleeves (and omitted the lace panels on the sleeves) for a second version with some Noro Cash Iroha that I picked up in Webs super-unbelievable-can't-pass-this-up discount room during their winter sale. That store is irresistable, and so is the Cash Iroha! I have enough to knit another small sweater with it...maybe another Wicked. Work has started up again this week, however, so there will be less time to knit! So much yarn, so little time!


Knitters Delight said...

I think your finished Wicked is gorgeous! I like the longer length. I picked up another skein of my yarn the other day in order to allow for a longer torso. I'm getting jealous of all of the great finished projects I must say! I need to get a move on.



mary_me_a_little said...

I have a long torso as well and usually add a few more rows to accommodate it. I also put in a few short rows in all three of the sweaters at the bust line--I find that I get a better fit that way without any extra bulk.

allie said...

You completely amaze me!!! 3 FO's!!! I have yarn for the Simple Knitted Bodice and Wicked. Wicked I will hopefully have finished by the end of this KAL!!

Anonymous said...

oohh la la...Looking good! All the sweaters are super cute! Your needles must be smoking....;)

sknittymama said...

Lovely fit on Wicked! Congratulations!