Saturday, December 08, 2007

EZ hand to hand aran pullover




I started this sweater some years ago with the online email group but after doing one sleeve, I stopped and only picked it up again recently. I am very satisfied
with it after I made one change. I added ribbing for a neckline to make it warmer for me. I also found one mistake in the pattern added across the front and back from the Barbara Walker book. There's a mistake in row 2 and the last k2 shouldn't be
there. I did follow the pattern otherwise for the largest size for 42" chest. I used Forsell Slalom aran yarn bought on Elann also many years ago a nd I needed 15 balls of 50 grams each at 90 meters each. Needle size was 4mm and ribbing 3.5mm. I made my sleeve 17" long and the front and back sections were 24" long with about 8" for the neckline. The left sleeve came in a bit less than 17" but it doesn't seem to present a problem. For the bottom I changed from her instructions to do a hem with a thinner yarn and instead just decreased the stitches 10% and did a k2,p2 ribbing. My length on the body section was 14" total. It could have been a bit longer. I may decide to make it again but I don't want to make that lattice section from the BW book. I found it difficult to remember and had to use a row marker in order to do it right. The other cables though were nice and easy making it a fairly quick sweater to make. I never did understand EZ's final notes about making the sleeves narrower at the top as it seemed to be just fine as it was.

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

This looks fun to do! And I love both your color choice and the construction theory! Another project for "tomorrow"... sigh!

pat said...

Yes, indeed, a very nice looking sweater. It's not usual to see that pattern across the sleeves and yoke.. looks good.

Since this was knit top down, you can undo the cast-off row, and pull out the ribbing... add a couple more rows to make it longer, and then finish with the rib. I like the rib on the bottom.. or you can even put in a folded hem! Well, if you have any more yarn left over.