Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Good start on childHood

I'm nearly done with the first sleeve of a rainbow-striped childHood in Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool, which is so soft. (No, the sweater won't be entirely rainbow-striped. Just the striped parts of the original sweater. The body of this one will be yellow.)

I had to modify parts of the pattern because the gauge I'm getting is too fine. Fortunately, as someone on my glb-knit list pointed out, it's mostly rectangles, so it's pretty easy.

I think it's darling so far, and I'm loving this idea of doing a sleeve first as a gauge swatch. I had to rip it out three times, but I do like that the knitting I'm doing has the potential not to be ripped out.


amy said...

ooh, pretty! I love that sweater! I'd make it for myself in a heartbeat if adult sizes had been posted. But alas - I'm too lazy and mathematically-challenged to figure out what would be the right size for me.

Dharma said...

Jennie this is looking so good!

snarfdog said...

That sweater is going to be so cute. I love the colors you chose.

Jennie said...

Thanks! I started the back on Saturday. True to form, had to rip it out 3 times, but now I have a great start...!