Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cherie Amour, C'est Finis

Tada! My fastest knit ever.

The photo isn't so great, but my mirror has bad lighting and no one was around to take a picture for me--unless I wanted to ask my slightly creepy neighbor. That's okay.

Pattern: Cherie Amour, Fall 2007 Knitty
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Amethyst Heather--6 balls/300 g for size L
Needles: US 13 circs, US 8 circs
My issues: Keeping track of the pattern and the neckline decreases got a little weird after the division at the armholes. I also kept knitting longer than I should have on the sleeves and had to unravel several inches--this could have been avoided by making and BLOCKING a swatch, or at least stretching the sleeve pretty ruthlessly when measuring.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. If I make it again, I'll probably use a heavier yarn. The worsted weight yarn used here seemed fine as far as the gauge went, and I like the finished product, but I feel like it would drape better if it were denser. So maybe not 100% wool? The pattern calls for bulky yarn in the first place, but I felt that the yarn should be denser, not thicker. Also if I used bulky yarn I would need to use smaller needles to come close to the gauge.

I'd also do the ribbing on size 9 needles. That was a mistake, actually--I had mixed up my Knitpicks options needles, and I thought I was using the 9's until I compared later.


alienated_bookworm said...
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Paige said...

Oooh, great job! I'm almost done the ribbing on my Cherie Amour in a solid brown. Yours makes me want to knit faster to try it on!

Sam said...

Oooh this is verrrrry pretty. Love it. In fact I'm jumping onto Ravelry next and will be adding this to my ever-growing queue!