finished object: Mermaid Capelet

notes: definitely a stealth knit. I was working on this while procrastinating on the Rattle and Hum cardigan. knit on size 15 bamboo circulars with bulky yarn – Brown Sheep Bulky in green. I went as a mermaid this Halloween, and thought this would be a good way to keep warm (while still appearing mermaid-like). I’ve always thought capelets were impractical, so I don’t think I will be knitting this again.

finished object: Three Hour Sweater

notes: worked from the top down in the round on size 8 Addi needles. did the math based on my gauge swatch and Elizabeth Zimmerman’s percentages. knit the collar for about 3 inches, then joined and knit until the waist shaping. knitting the ribbing seemed to take a very long time.

i’ll definitely knit this again, but in a lighter yarn with better drape. my gauge was 4 stitches per inch but it did feel a little bulky.

photos when it’s daylight out.

Cabled Cardigan

i started this cardigan in Sept 2006. i finished the back, left sleeve, right sleeve, and found a half-worked section of the front piece in the bottom of my closet, languishing after 3+ years. i had abandoned it since i wasn’t a very good knitter back then, and i had made a mistake in the front piece section. definitely determined to finish it this year!

notes: using 2 inches of k2, p2 ribbing at the bottom. size 8 needles in bamboo. cascade 220 yarn.

mods: 3/4 sleeves, rounded collar – in seed stitch?