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.....


  1. Beautiful job. Enjoy!

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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 . . .