Monday, December 11, 2006

Salina



At long last, I made time to download these pictures of my finished Salina to my computer. I love this sweater! I've been wearing it out more than I thought I would and it just so happens that it is very comfortable!! I've done almost all my Christmas shopping in this sweater.

A close up on the great buttons...


Pattern: Salina by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan's Vintage Style
Yarn: Rowan's Felted Tweed in Herb (146) 5.25 balls for XS size
Needles: Addi Turbo circulars 3.25mm and 3.75mm
Mods: I increased the length of the body by 1 cm before the waist shaping as well as the sleeve length by 1 cm just before working the increases. I also sewed down the buttonhole flap at the bottom because my 5 cast on stitches seemed a little tight and pulled up a bit. I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. The felted tweed made the plain stockinette stitching interesting. And I LOVE moss stitch! I could knit this again... although, if I were, I think I would figure out how to make the arm holes not so big. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the turn out.

3 comments:

knittingphilistine said...

Your Salina is beautiful. Fits you just right, too. Congrats on a beautiful sweater!

Leah said...

Gosh this is so pretty!!! It fits you so well I can see why it's an instant fave!

I have the yarn in my stash and a few wips to finish before I can start mine but at least I have yours for inspiration!

Kat with a K said...

Gorgeous! I have one started somewhere... must pull it back out eventually.