Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Halycon Aran

Halycon Aran was completely knit, but it languished in the sewing basket until I got the call that the Forest City Knitting club was having it's monthly meeting, at which point I whipped it together in short order!

Pattern: Halycon Aran
Yarn: Blackwater Abbey, color Silver
Needles: Addi Turbos 5mm
Mods: I shortened the sleeves. The 52 inch size is intended for a man and I don't have a man's monkey arms. Also, I knit the neck in a manner that made sense to me. I picked up as many stitches as made sense. Then I decreased them away at a rate of approximately 25%, all the while trying to maintain the pattern from the body. I wanted the cables to flow into the ribbing. I'm quite pleased with the result.


I'm perfectly satisfied with this sweater, though I don't think it's a flattering look for me. The sleeves are just the right length, and the body is too. It will keep me nice and warm when I play with Dexter this winter.


I have some yarn leftover. I think Dexter needs a matching dog sweater. Maybe after the Christmas knitting is done.....

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful job. Enjoy!

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  2. Nice sweater. So Dexter might just get one too?

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  3. Well, I don't know. I think it looks like a great color for you, but I suppose you know best what looks best on you. That's a beautiful sweater, and I like how you did the collar. Dexter will be thrilled you can stay outside longer with him, since he'll probably get cold before you do!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous sweater!! and from what I can see, it looks beautiful on you!
    (and post above - I love the vintage Paton socks!)

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  5. It looks good from what I can see of it on you! It's a gorgeous, gorgeous sweater.

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  6. Oh but he needs a Christmas gift too. Matching sweater ... perfect! I think the sweater looks great on you.

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  7. oh i think that sweater looks fab on you! i am yearning for a new cable-knit myself but i'm not sure i have the patience right now for just that type of thing . . .

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