Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ramona - Finished

The first order of business is to announce the winner of last Sunday's little contest.  The winner is "Anonymous".  If you send me an email I'll get the yarn off to you.  Thank you for entering.

The Ramona cardigan is actually the first finished project of 2014.  It was a very quick knit.  From start to finish it took less than 3 weeks, even less when you consider that I didn't work on it every day.  The pattern is excellent, clear and well-written.  Finding buttons that I liked added to the time to complete the sweater.  I finally took a picture of it today so I can now call it well and truly finished.


Pattern:  Ramona by Elizabeth Smith

Size:  Medium

Yarn:  Quince & Co. "Osprey" (Ravelry link)
6 skeins - Aran weight
Color: #112 Pomegranate

  Needles: US #8/5.0 mm & US #9/5.5 mm

Notes:  I made a bone head error on the sweater.  I forgot to make the buttonhole for the button, second from the top.  Thankfully knitting is forgiving and I was able to stretch the stitches and manually make the hole.

In the photo the sleeves may look like they are wider towards the cuff.  They're not.  They are just lying flat after washing and laying out to dry.  

I have 1 full skein of yarn left over from the project.  I bought an extra one for swatching and because I lengthened the body of the sweater by 2".  As it turned out I didn't need it.  If you'd like the skein, leave a comment and I'll pick a winner at random.  The skein is 170 yards/155 meters, probably enough to do a hat or something similar.  I'll announce the winner next Sunday, February 23rd.  
Good luck!

1 comment:

Dayana Knits said...

Did anonymous really write back to you?!