Thursday, January 8, 2009


I finally got to give Chris his Christmas sweater a few days ago. I started working on the pattern at the end of September and finished the collar and sewing the seams January 1st. So, it's my first FO of the year!

I did some collar modifications and mirrored cables on the sleeves after reading Ken's blog entry of his Durrow. I used the smallest size on US sz 6 needles instead of 8s and added some sleeve and body length.

Pattern: Durrow by Jodi Green
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran, colorway 155
Needles: US 6 & 4 (for collar)
Started: September 30, 2008
Completed: January 1, 2009

Kathmandu Aran is one of my favorite yarns to work with. It's soft and the subtlety of colors is great.

I had the front and back done during school and tackled the sleeves over winter break. About a week ago I had to be in the car from Chicago to Tulsa, OK. So, I spent the whole time finishing one sleeve, took about 10 hours or so.

The cables and charts look complicated, but by the second sleeve I was moving along quickly and memorized what all the symbols in the chart meant. It's a lot easier than it looks.

It fits Chris perfectly and he loves it!


Kyle Kunnecke said...

looks wonderful - what a great gift! I have been thinking about making this one but have yet to commit... :)

sko_G knits said...

it looks great, i LOVE it!!

mollita said...

Your durrow looks great. I'm stalled at the sleeves, the chart does seem daunting, but after reading your post I'm going to dive back in.

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Shivian Balaris said...

lovely! as a chicagoan myself, I approve!