Thursday, January 31, 2008

Basic Blue

Here's my lastest FO. The pattern is Basic Black by Glenna C. I used Jo Sharp Classic DK Merino and size 4 & 6 US needles. The pattern calls for 3/4 length sleeves, but I preferred full length, so I started with a 46 stitch cast on and increased every 6 rows until I reached 76 stitches then followed the pattern. I made a couple of other modifications as well. I lengthened the torso slightly by adding 6 rows of stockinette after the 4 inches of 2x2 ribbing and I knitted 7 rows of 2x2 for the button band rather than the 5 called for in the pattern.

I blocked each piece before sewing together. It's just easier for me that way:


Here's how it looks on:


I wanted to show you the buttons, too, because I think they're so cute:


I have to say I truly enjoyed everything about this pattern. It is extremely well written and clear. The shaping in the waist is subtle but makes this sweater so much nicer than a baggy granny cardi. The yarn is slightly itchy next to bare skin, but I'm hoping it will soften up with one more blocking.

4 comments:

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Oh my do I love this pattern. You have done a superb job here. Very classy and the buttons are the best !!! Thanks for commenting on my cardi also !

del said...

This cardi is on my queue, too! I LOVE how yours turned out...absolutely gorgeous. And the buttons are adorable. Great fit.

vtwopoint5 said...

I love the sweater on you! I love the color too :)

Sandra said...

You are gorgeous in it! Everyone should have one basic sweater!