Though I have a few projects finished, I can’t show them here until Christmas, in order to have some surprise left.
I have, however, also been making progress on my angora sweater that I hope to wear at Christmas time.
Here is the picture. One arm and turtleneck finished, other arm and 2.5″ of ribbing at the bottom to go.
The pattern is from Vogue Knitting -Fall 2007. Center Motif Pullover (#28) by Betty Monroe. The yarn is Cascade Cloud 9 in a discontinued coral color, knit on US6 metal Boye circulars and double point needles (dpns).
I have modified the pattern only slightly.
Rather than bind off each side of the body and seam them together, I put each side on a US6 circular and did a three needle bind off for the stitches required.
I decreased two stitches on either side of the neck to maintain the 2×2 rib all the way around, thereby decreasing the amount of concentration required. I only knit the neck to 6 inches, rather than the 8.5 the pattern states, since my neck is not 4.25″ long. To bind off, I knit the last two rows of the neck on US8 needles and did the standard bind off in pattern.
I modified the pattern so that the arm was knit in the round on 2 circulars and dpns. I decreased the extra 2 stitches that would be used for sewing seams between the pattern decrease rows somewhere in the first 1.5″ of pattern. When I reached 18″ of sleeve, I switched to US8 dpns, and knit another 5 rows before using the standard bind off in pattern.