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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Finally Finished . . . Or is it?

Well, at long last, here is Sarah's sweater all finished :-

As you can see, there are various shades in there (the fleece from 4 camels was all mixed together in the bag and, although I tried to match the same colours, I obviously haven't managed it).  Personally, I don't think it detracts from the whole sweater, and it's nice to think that all the camels have contributed.  But maybe the next one I'll just use one animal (i.e. Talullah the llama, or Brewster the alpaca).

The sleeves look a bit short, but I have tried it on and they should be just the right length. It's probably because the sweater actually turned into a sweater dress - I got carried away knitting the main body!

Anyway, I hope she likes it - it's pretty scary knitting something for a friend, especially when she hasn't had chance to try it on during the project.  Fingers crossed!

So, it's been a longer project than it should have been, but it's finally done . . . although, that neck looks a bit baggy round the edge, maybe I'll just take that bit out and knit the edge a bit tighter!


  1. Wow I love this sweater! I watched "spinning luxury fibers" video last night. Can I ask how did you ply the yarn?

  2. Hi Silkfarmer,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm actually quite pleased with it too. In fact, I particularly like the different shades in there. The yarn was chain plied, mainly because I needed chunky and I just don't spin chunky, so I needed three strands instead of two!