FO on Parade!

My first sweater, which I finished up the other night. I’m still not crazy about how the arms attached, but it looked great on me and wore comfortably, so I can’t really complain too much. I used the set-in sleeve pattern from the Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and worsted merino from knit at 3 sts/inch. It fits great!

Close-up of sweater arm

This is my favorite FO ever! It’s a scarf made with 3 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca DK on size six needles in a reversible stitch pattern. The scarf pattern, from Plymouth, came free with yarn purchase from NeedleNook in Atlanta, GA. It’s so soft and yummy! I worked on it constantly for the first week of Christmas break. It’s the only “perfect” item I’ve ever done! 🙂

The stitch pattern for my favorite scarf. At an hour per ten row repeat, I’m still amazed at how fast I finished it.

These fingerless mitts were knit from a pattern in Weekend Knitting. They’re in bulky luxury cashemere from AC Moore (a lovely blend). The yarn was fun to knit with and they knit up fast. The one on top wound up an inch longer than the one on bottom – it was knit over Christmas break while the other during a basketball game. Oops! I wound up frogging the longer one and reknitting it during another Wolfpack game on TV to achieve similar tension.

This felted hat was made out of Cascade 220 using a Fibertrends pattern. I love it but need to felt it just a tad more to make it work out right.

My Zeeby’s bag in Cascade 220. I learned how to knit backward on the never-ending gusset, so that was fun. Sometimes I play with the idea of felting this guy because it seems so floppy. I did sub in yarns and I wonder in the Lamb’s Pride worsted has more inherent shape as a single ply than the Cascade does.

About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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3 Responses to FO on Parade!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I need to get that pattern for the fingerless mitts from you 🙂

  2. Alyssa says:

    Great sweater! How many skeins of handpainted did you end up using?

  3. Lauren says:

    Wow, I love your sweater. That yarn is gorgeous, and it is a very nice and simple design. Good work!

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