Tuesday, August 26, 2008
FO- Yay, Seamless Hybrid!
Well, my main man turned 27 a couple of weeks ago and I decided to continue in the tradition I started last year by knitting him a sweater. Except that I sort of started this thing almost a year ago and decided to finish the last half of the hibernating sweater in time for his bee-day. Meet EZ's Seamless Hybrid, my first EZ sweater. I had previously knit two pair of her mittens (here and here) but had yet to try one of her sweaters. This one will definitely not be my last. I'm envisioning one for myself in pink DK weight tweed...
Anyhoo, this one was knit with 6 balls of Plymouth Galway, and I'm actually pretty impressed with the yarn. Its nothing fancy, just a good, cheap, standard worsted weight wool. But I think we need more of those. I'm not a fan of yarns that have too much acrylic, but those seem to be some of the only cheap yarn you can buy (I think this yarn was 5 or 6 dollars for 100 grams. 100 grams! holy moly!). Lamb's Pride is 1-2 dollars more, and has mohair (meh) and is single-ply (nice sometimes, but not as sturdy as plied). Personally I find Lamb's pride to be pretty fucking itchy. So I'm excited about this yarn, fo' sho'. What else? Size US 7 needles, 41ish inch chest, and oh yeah... the neckband...
for some crazy reason, my tubular bind-off looks like this. WTF?! I thought I did it too tight so I ripped it out and did it again and steamed it to try and relax the yarn, but nope. Luckily Mr. Cabbageeatsyarn thinks this is a design element (and I believe so did someone else that commented on it on Ravelry) so that's what I'm calling it. A design element. Here's an on-purpose design element:
a nice flat hem. I'll take credit for doing that one right.
Finally, here's a picture of the sweater being knit in the wild, bar-style. Gasp! Its Cabbage's face! I was beginning to doubt the existence of her face!