Saturday, November 27, 2010

Carmichael Aran - Finished

The Carmichael Aran has actually been finished for a few weeks, but it was only this morning that I got around to taking a picture.  The picture isn't that great, but it gives you an idea of how it turned out.  I'm hoping that Dennis, the recipient, will send me a better photo. One of my plans for the new year is to spend more time with my camera and learn what it, and I, can do. 


The sweater pattern is mine and I used tratitional cables. Since Mr. Carmichael lives near the ocean I used a wave-like pattern in the center.  I made the sweater with raglan sleeves for two reasons:  Dennis mentioned liking raglan construction when the sweater was first discussed, and I prefer a raglan shaping as it cuts down on the bulk under the arms that you get with a drop-shoulder.
THE DETAILS
Yarn:  Rowan Purelife Bristish Sheep Breeds DK Undyed
100% British Wool
Shade 00780 Ecru Bluefaced Leicester
13 balls, 50 grams each
Needles:  US #4/3.5 mm for ribbing
US #6/4.0 mm for the rest
Notes:  I blocked the pieces of the sweater before sewing them together and each seemed to grow dramatically in length.  However, after I sewed it all together and the sweater "rested", the lengths were right.  Now, I hope that the sweater fits Dennis and that he likes it.  I hope that the lengths are what he was hoping for. 

Off to package up the sweater and head to the post office......

5 comments:

JelliDonut said...

It's beautiful!

Dave Daniels said...

That really is beautiful. I like your tip about blocking the pieces before sewing. My sweater may be saved.

Ana Petrova said...

Joanne, that is absolutely beautiful! You really did a great job!

Knitting by the Pond said...

Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job!

PenCraft said...

What a lovely sweater you designed and such a great job of knitting it. Beautiful!