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plain, grey sweater

March 11, 2011

at the beginning of this week, i finished a sweater!

finished!
(creepy claw-hand comes free with most full-length pictures of me!)

i’ve made it my business this year to re-try all of the elizabeth zimmerman seamless, bottom-up shoulder shapings because i love her so much. i recently finished a raglan and a saddle-shoulder (more on those later), which i loved, so my next logical step was the hybrid!

EZ hybrid

i knit this in berroco ultra alpaca, bought for a steal from webs during the tent sale! i brought it as my project to stitches, and cast on during the car ride to the airport. i’ve worked on it in fits and starts since then, just as my fallback project, and finished it on monday. not bad for two-and-a-half weeks of effort!

neckline

i was wavering, basically up until the last possible second, between the hybrid and the shirt yoke, but thought that the graft between two opposite-facing stockinette pieces would be too painful for me to deal with on a garment i wear at least once a week. so, until i work out a good way of dealing with that (probably psychologically), i think i’m going to skip it and go on to a round yoke or something! meanwhile, this sweater is filling in a big “basic” hole in my handknit wardrobe. i love it!

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