Tuesday, February 13, 2007



Beadwork is done!!! Still have to wash and block it and probably add a half inch to the sleeve ribbing but it is done. Click on the photos to get a larger image. A fun knit especially since the sweater sort of evolved as I went along. The cable charts are from Jade Starmore's "Beadwork" pattern, the construction winged as I went along. The sweater was knit on US #4 in Patons Classic Wool, a soft gray color. The sweater is exactly what I wanted for warmth and fits well. Its 2F degrees at the moment with a 20 mph wind so the wind chill out is fierce and there is supposedly 12-16" of snow coming tomorrow. Seeing as we keep the house around 62F - 64F warm sweaters are welcome. Would I make the sweater again? Probably not but it was fun. The others in the internet KAL (knit along) are making the sweater using many different methods. A couple are even knitting it as it was designed - a tightly knit, formal, cardigan. Its hard for most knitters to leave patterns alone.

Next on the needles is the Dale of Norway "Hemsdale" cardigan with Starmore's Fair Isle "Oregon" and "Erin" all set aside in their cloth boxes waiting their turn. For small projects, there are a couple of pairs of socks I'm learning on never having been a sock knitter.

15 comments:

Karen said...

Well done, Anne.

heidi said...

It's truly beautiful. Congratulations!

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the changes you made to Beadwork.

Rebecca said...

BEADWORK is stunning, just as I knew it would be! Congratulations on a job well-done!

Sheila said...

Just gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Looks great Anne!

Terri said...

Wow Anne,

Beadwork is lovely! Congratulations on finishing. What a major accomplishment.

Knitman said...

You do beautiful work. This Aran is lovely.

eastskye said...

Wow, your interpretation of BEADWORK takes my breath away! It's gorgeous!

vanessa said...

beadwork is gorgeous anne!

Lorraine said...

That's really beautiful- congraulations to you on finidhing such a lovely project.

Lorri said...

I think I like yours better than the original. Beautiful! And I would particularly like to wear it with the cold weather that we are having.

Dominique said...

Your Beadwork is wonderful.

Barbara said...

Your Beadwork is beautiful and I know it will keep you toasty. Your Christmas Cactus is quite spectacular too!!

DeeAnn said...

Oh I love the beadwork as a pullover, great job Anne, it is really stunning!