It took four days and every bit of the six skeins of yarn! Friday night Wicked became on official FO. I took the opportunity between rain drops to take it outside for a photo. I wanted the true colors to come through in the picture. As Becky mentioned in her comment, this is definitely a "Wicked" Wicked. Here's the lowdown:
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino; Colorway - #130 Petal (6 Skeins)
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 7
Started: September 23rd
Finished: September 26th
I enjoyed this fast easy knit. It was my first top down raglan sleeve sweater and now I understand why so many knitters love knitting them. It was so nice not having to seam when the knitting was done. I am in love with the yarn. It's a supersoft, non-splitting, warm yarn to use for winter sweaters.
So what are my concerns? Well I do not think this pattern flatters me at all. I kinda had reservations about it before I started but decided to plunge forward. I'm glad I did but at the moment I don't like it on my body. I think when I lose about 30 pounds I will like it much better. Those who have extra something something on top may understand where I am coming from. Will I wear it at Rhinebeck? Most likey even though I think it will look awful. I can be one of those "Fashion Don'ts" that you see in back of Glamour magazines.
What issues did I encounter with the pattern? Well I first cast on for one size larger than I actually ended up knitting and when I got to the last few stitches of the first row I realized I was short 4 stitches for the pattern. Not a good start. Booboo number one. The next issue I encountered was when I went to knit the sleeves. I was smart this time because I checked to see how many stitches I would need for the pattern. Again, if I had followed the instructions I would have encountered that I was 2 stitches short for the pattern. No where does it tell you that you need to pick up 2 stitches when reattaching yarn for the sleeves. Booboo number two. Finally, I am very happy that I did not decide to add the front pocket pouch. I would not have had enough yarn at all. The pattern calls for 600 yards for the short sleeve sweater. I purchased 624 yards. I was on gauge and would not have had enough. In my opinion, Booboo nummber three.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm busy working on a UFO and goal is to finish it today!