October 02, 2006

Finished - Twisted Float

Pattern: Twisted Float Shrug by Annie Modesitt
Book: Vogue Knitting, Fall 2005

Yarn Brand: Lorna's Laces
Yarn Name: Shepherd Worsted
Yarn Colorway: Watercolor, Charcoal
Yarn Content: 100% Superwash Wool
Amount of yarn used: 5 balls Watercolor, 2 balls Charcoal (1 ball = 225 yards)

Yarn Brand: Lorna's Laces
Yarn Name: Grace
Yarn Colorway: Watercolor, Charcoal
Yarn Content: Boucle (Mohair/Wool Blend)
Amount of yarn used: 2 balls Watercolor, 2 balls Charcoal (1 ball = 120 yards)

Needle: Size 8 US 16", 24", 32", 40", 60" (Addis)

Gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1 inches in twisted float pattern

Dimensions: Inner diameter = 18.5", Outer diameter = 39"

Project Duration: 03/07/2006 - 09/21/2006 (6 + months)

Project Notes:
It’s finally done. I took entirely too long to knit this project. Just in time for Fall.

I modified the pattern a little just for sizing purposes. I really wanted it to fit my friend perfectly.

So, I measured and measured obsessively. My friend was neither a M or a L of the sizes given. She was in between. So I made some minor modifications to knit it slightly larger than a medium but smaller than a large.

I also made some changes to the sleeves. I didn’t want the armpit area to be too big and sag. So, instead of working even for the upper arm, I tapered it a little by decreasing 1 stitch per pattern repeat 4 times before starting to decrease 1 stitch every 4 rows. The entire sleeve took 7 repeats, just the perfect length.

I also changed the colors used for the trim. Instead of using the purple in the original pattern, I knitted with 1 strand of watercolor with 1 strand of charcoal held together. I really like the effect.


Kim said...

Congrats on finishing, Kenny! It looks wonderful, and it may not feel like it now, but it was entirely worth the six months!

Michelle B said...

Stunning!!! Looks lovely on her - lucky friend.

Christine said...

Looks great Kenny! I like what you have done for the trim.

Garngamen said...

Wow, you look great in it! Really fantastic! Great! Inspiring. I must finish my last sleeve! Now!