Monday, August 06, 2007

Something "Red" or Grey



This Blue Sky Alpaca Yarn rocks! It goes to the top of my faves list. I was assuming it would shrink up like my swatch, but it didn't shrink very much at all. Which is unfortunate because the raglan in my size is just too long. I should of made the smallest, as it is kind of baggy (even with decreases) in the pitts. Grr. I have an extra inch or so. I just like things fitted. Oh, and my gauge was off, so it ended up kind of big overall, but that isn't a problem as it is meant to be worn over things.

Other than that, it is a good pattern, besides me messing up the short rows. The instructions didn't make sense to me, especially when hiding the wraps since I was wrapping the same stitch each time. Now, I've done short rows before, but never wrapped the same stitch, so it was um, weird. I think I just read it wrong.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I'm loving your Something Grey! I bought that pattern a while ago but have been stumped as to what color to knit it in, 'cause I'm certainly not a red person. Looks gorgeous in grey, great job :)

stella said...

Nice job! Very flattering.. and you seem to have knit it up quick! I'm such a slow knitter.. I'm jealous.

sunneshine said...

I love the way that it looks!! I think its perfect. I will say that some of my alpaca has shrunk a little at a time as it is washed, so it may still shrink like the swatch did... That color is beautiful!

Elspeth said...

That looks great! I love it!

Shoes said...

Spiffy...look at you all in grey.... Maybe it will shrink with a few more washings....

Zonda said...

Nice knitting!! I really like it on you!

kim4life said...

The sweater turned out great!

kathy said...

I think it looks fantastic!

nicole said...

This looks great! I think the color is wonderful. Blue Sky rocks my world.