Friday, November 15, 2013

FO Friday: Overdue Projects Edition + Winner!

I finished my Emmanuelle Sweater a few weeks ago, and it's been in heavy rotation ever since. It's hard to believe that this is the first chance I've gotten to take proper photographs, but that's just how things have been lately.

This is the second sweater pattern I've knit by the designer, Mercedes Tarasovitch-Clark, and I really like the way it fits. I'm not super-great at intarsia, so I do find myself wishing that my chevrons were a little neater; if I were doing it all over again, I think I would knit the front and back pieces and then add in the chevrons with duplicate stitch afterwards just because I hate intarsia so much. I realize that is a totally insane notion to even entertain, but that should only speak to my true feelings where intarsia is concerned. Maybe someday I'll make friends with this technique, but it's not likely to happen any time soon.

At any rate, the instructions were easy to follow and I had no issues with my yarn substitution; the only change I felt to the need to make was to knit full-length sleeves (which was easy to incorporate into the instructions as written). All in all, I am totally thrilled with how my sweater turned out and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves chevrons.

I thought it would also be  fun to share the four FO's from last month's Scalloped Rib Sock KAL in the Baah Yarn Ravelry group. It was so great to see everyone's color choices, and my pal Lauren even went the extra mile to knit her socks two-at-a-time with an afterthought heel.

Our four KAL finishers are (clockwise from top left): AmeKnits' socks in La Jolla Pink Tourmaline, LaurenS's socks in The Wool Dispensary Useful Stimulant in Wild Rumpus, Avalanche's socks in La Jolla Raspberry Toffee, and Kittycait's socks in La Jolla Cape Cod. There are a few more socks-in-progress that I'm looking forward to seeing soon, too. Thanks to everyone who joined in the KAL next month! 

This is probably a good time to mention that all of the patterns in my Ravelry Pattern Store are on sale for 50% off through November 30th if you enter NOVEMBER at checkout. Now is a great time to buy the Scalloped Rib Sock pattern, plus there are lots more quick-to-knit options for your holiday gifting needs.

Last but not least, it's time to announce the winner for the Lucky Cat Craft Giveaway. Congratulations are in order for Sharon Harris, whom I'll be emailing to arrange for the delivery of the prize: two luxury rovings from Lucky Cat Craft! Don't forget, you can visit the Lucky Cat Craft Etsy Shop & save 15% on your order with the coupon code LUCKYCAT now through November 30!

Whew, that was an action-packed FO Friday - thanks for sticking with me! For more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog.

Have a crafty weekend!

1 comment:

  1. The sweater looks great! Love the chevron colors that you used. I am an intarsia newbie. Duplicate stitch would be a cool alternative.