Feb 19 2007

FO-Shriek Sweater

PATTERN: Shriek by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan #32
YARN: Rowanspun DK in #747 “Catkin” (4 skeins), Rowan Kidsilk Haze in #592 “Heavenly” for embroidery
NEEDLES: Addi Turbos US size 6 & 3

Finally finished! I blocked this sweater with my fancy new blocking board and put it together this weekend. This is a perfect beginner’s sweater and no sleeves meant it was that much less work. I used the spec’d Rowan yarn which I was not crazy about – it wasn’t very soft and broke easily. And I ran out of it only to discover that it had been discontinued – no surprise. Fortunately, the internet is a wonderful place and I just did a google search and quickly found myself another skein.

Now, we’ll see how long it takes me to finish my Union Square Market sweater… I am almost done with the body but this sweater has sleeves and I know those take a long time!