Sunday, March 1, 2009
FO: shawl collar sweater
I would count this sweater as a dismal failure. I sort of made up the pattern; that is--I loosely based it on starsky (found on knitty.com) but I left out the belt and the cables, and I was nowhere near gauge so I had to do a lot of math to figure out my stitch counts. And the finished product looks nothing like the original sweater. I used knitpicks decadence, a bulky-weight alpaca that has been discontinued, in a caramel color that, turns out, is very unflattering to my complexion. I think I will be giving this one away or stuffing it in the very back of my closet.