Sunday, April 16, 2006

Sesame Is Good


I finally finished with this sweater. I started thinking it was too small, but I finished and blocked it, and it seems fine. The buttonhole band curls though, and I don't know how to fix it. I thought of rebinding off again tighter. I used Brown Sheep cotton fleece, which I really like. I don't know which specific colors they were, because they were mill ends. It feels soft against the skin, and is lightweight. It was a relatively easy sweater, except that I kept running out of yarn, so the size became an issue. Also, the colors bled after I blocked it, so I guess I would have to wash it again.

5 comments:

Rain said...

Put salt in when you wash it, it should help the colours stay fast.

I really like it and love the colour combo.

Zonda said...

Oh! Love the colors! You did a great job..not sure what to tell you about the buttonhole band though! Enjoy it!

Areli said...

Looks really cute, the colors are so pretty together.

HomeJewel said...

Check out Nancy Wiseman's book of finishing techniques. She describes the ratio of stitches to pick up along the buttonhole band to prevent this problem. Boy, I've been there, too. Beautiful sweater and nice blog.

Lilikoi Knits said...

I was just browsing the Knitting Blogers ring and found yours.

I love your Seasame. I always liked the pattern, but I love how you've done it with multiple color stripes and the small stripes in between. It looks great.