Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Green Gable

Pattern: Green Gable by Zephyr Style

Yarn: Bonsai Japanese Maple 6.5 skeins
Needle: US 6
Notes: This was a very easy pattern and the result is cute and comfortable. I wouldn't recommend the bamboo yarn for the pattern because it does stretch with wear. I've stitched a ribbon into the back of the neck to keep it from sagging. Still, this is a sweater for short-term wearing. It was lovely to work with and it feels nice, but I think I'll be sticking to wool blends for my future garments. I still have some bonsai left and I'm still trying to decide what I'll do with it.
I didn't make a particular size, I cast on for the smallest size and worked the raglan shaping until it fit me. The end result was probably somewhere between the 32'' and the 36'' sizes. This was a nice instant gratification project, especially since I've been knitting so many socks lately. I would be willing to make the pattern again, but my next zephyr pattern will be Wicked. I've already swatched for it and found a gauge that is suitable for my yarn. I can't wait. :)


Laura said...

It looks beautiful! I hope you will be wearing it to open knit night tonight.

Karen said...

Sorry it took me so long to get the picture to you! It really does look grat - too bad about the stretchyness. I can't wait to see how the Wicked goes. See you tonight.

Jules said...

It's FABULOUS darling. I'm so impressed. Very beautiful.

Knit Picky said...

Very pretty...looks nice on you! If it grows too big for you I'll give it a good home! :)


Rebecca Jo said...

That sweater is beautiful! I have yet to make a sweater that I enjoy wearing. I dont have the time and patience to put together a sweater - its great you keep cranking out these amazing projects! You should be proud! (And how you thought to tie a ribbon around the top to keep it fitted - man, you're good!)