Friday, January 25, 2008

A Wicked Debut - The First Sweater of 2008

Don't make me get my flying monkeys as I have one Wicked sweater and I can't find my ruby slippers! I can't believe how quickly this sweater knitted up once I concentrated on it. It was about 35% finished when I picked it up last weekend and now here it is complete before the week had passed.

Wicked Specs
Pattern: Wicked by Zephyr Style
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers Ocean Heather - 3 skeins (and I have been sweating over whether or not I would have enough yarn since Sunday when I set it aside to ponder the situation and only got the courage to pick it up and finish it last night.)
Needles: Size 7 Knitpicks Options
Start Date: November 18, 2007
Finish Date: January 24, 2008 (This sweater would not have taken so long but it took a vacation from the first weed of December until January 19. All in all, I would estimate that the actual knitting and finishing time to complete this sweater was around 30 hours if that.)
Project Notes: I'm not usually a blue person but, when I saw the Cascade 220 Ocean Heather, it called out to me that it would be perfect for this sweater and I am really glad that I headed the call. I didn't really do any mods to this sweater. The directions were very clear and it was a very quick and easy knit. As most of the sweater is stockinette and the crossover pattern is fairly simple, I would recommend this project to beginning knitters looking to tackle their first sweater. The most fiddly part of the project is the pocket and it's not all that fiddly in the grand scheme of things and can be left off if you don't like it or feel like attempting it.

In other FO news, I knit Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth as part of the Year Long Gift-A-Long. This will be part of someone's Christmas or birthday present this year. This was knit out of Peaches and Creme cotton on size 7 needles.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Knitting Mama said...

Oh, that is super cute on you! Way to go!

pdxkatie said...

Fantastic! And I love the super sassy shirt hems peaking out - looks great!

Robin said...

Looks great! I like the fit, the styling with the white shirt underneath, and that color!!

fuzzlovr said...

I'm a new knitter and this is my 1st sweater. Can you tell me when it says to knit the knits and purl the purls, what do you do with the crossover stitches? One looks like a purl and the next looks like a knit but it's hard to tell. TIA!!

jsins said...

Both of the crossover stitches are knit and you will knit both stitches on all non-crossover rounds. It looks like there is a purl because of the crossover but there isn't.