Sunday, December 30, 2007
The 'Tilted Duster' from IWK Fall 07. Started around Dec. 10th, completed included seaming/end weaving and buttons Dec. 30 (with lots of start and stop action!)
The yarn is of course Noro Big Kureyon in #17 (Hot Tamale!)from the fabulous on-line store LittleKnits (my 2nd fav LYS!
The needles were the trusty KnitPicks Options...size 8 to get the gauge and fabric I wanted.
Buttons are locally grown and made caribou horn picked up at a fiberfestival here in Anchorage a year or two ago. I made the 40" size and used 6 and 1/2 of the 176 yard skeins. No pattern modifications, just knit per directions. Easy factor? Super dooper easy peasy. Seriously, seaming the set-in sleeves was the most challenging part and even that was a snap. I had hoped to have it completed to wear for Christmas Day Dinner, but it took almost a week to dry! It's very versatile and will be a great wardrobe complement this winter. Just a word of warning though to anyone else comtemplating making this great sweater....the sleeves are NARROW...and if you are a little more ample in the upper arms, you will definately want to adjust the sleeve width and armscye to accomodate. just sayin'. Whoo hoo! overall, i'm very well pleased with the Tilted Duster! Grace & 'She Who Knits' were spot on in their guesses...one of these days i'll get it together again for a little contest action, but probably not for a month or two!