Monday, October 22, 2007

Noro Silk Garden Jumper

My connection at home has been out for the past few days and it's one of those crazy Mondays here at work this morning, so a quickie update since I can't wait to show off !!!

Pattern: Set in sleeves sweater
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (col 247)
Amount: 10 x 50 x 100 meters (with almost nothing left)
Needles: 4.5mm & 3.5mm
Knit for: self

Well, it was an easy knit except for my constant obsession in wanting every piece to match. If I had knit the left and right sides of the neck opening in the normal way, the colours may not match and so I did a 'huge skip' without a 'yarn break'.
The sleeves were knit in the round so no problems there.
And, surprise, surprise! the front and back do match up during seaming!!!! There was nothing left over from the 10 balls of yarn I've got except for some yellow and blues scraps for the cowl like collar I wanted but it's worked out in the end don't you think so?

This was cast on yesterday - with the Katia Tundra I blogged previously.

Bye! and a productive week ahead to all!


mona said...

congratulations! that's a lovely colour of Silk Garden. I wouldn't have bothered with the matching of colours - I'm just chin-chai that way :)

nurhanne said...

I think it worked out very well! I admire your efforts in getting the colours to match - I wouldn't have had the patience :-)

SummerCraftz said...

wow! beautiful noro!

Annie said...

Well done, I like the matching up of the colours. Especially the 2 sleeves, it's not easy ya. Great work!

bluey said...

Nice. Love how the color runs and it actually match up at the sleeves. :)

Mira said...

well done on matching up the colours! looks great!

R a i n said...

Gorgeous stuff! Kudos on having such patience!