Thursday, March 28, 2013

I re-worked my sweater from last year

You may remember this sweater last May

Gemini
May 2012

I was not happy with it 
So Hubby and I frogged it, re-skeined the yarn and set it back in my Yarn Stash

The first of January this year
we wound the yarn into cakes
and
I cast on the Gemini once again

I would work on it, and then put it aside while I thought about my next step

During the last couple months this Gemini
was close at hand and foremost in my
knitting queue

This past week I worked on the sleeves, modifying the pattern to obtain a smaller arm circumference
Working with the pattern as I had co and knit it
I'm pleased with the sleeves 

I am happy with this version
I wore it today before giving it a 'soak' and blocking it out to dry
and found that 
this lovely Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn sweater keeps me warm !


This version is definitely sticking around
It's a comfy style that I'll be wearing with or without a top under it.


Next time I knit Gemini,
and there will be a next time.
 I'll be using a wool blend yarn


Thanks for taking time to see what I'm crafting

I'll reply to each of your comments In the Comments

hugs

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8 comments:

  1. I love the modifications!!!!
    I also REALLY like your hair the length it is!!!
    You are awesome!!!

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    1. Thanks , Paula.
      It seems I'm wearing this sweater every day since I finished it!

      Hugs

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  2. Great before and after! It looks fabulous on you of course. I am envious of your ability to wear pink so well, it always clashes with my hair color. I really enjoyed knitting Gemini too, the pattern is very well written.

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    1. Gemini is a good basic design.
      Next time the sleeve co will be less for a more slender sleeve.
      Knit and learn. :-)

      Hugs

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  3. I liked the bodice details before, but you definitely have a better-fitting Gemini now. How is Coriander coming along?

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    1. Those bodice details were the feature that caught my eye
      Decided I would wear it more often without the lace
      I'll wear it with a top under it and now probably without a top.
      Year 'rounf?

      Corriander is not letting me make a neat transition from rib to body.
      It!s in time out !!!!!! ;-)

      Hugs

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  4. Glad I got to see this in person. It looks very nice on and I'm sure you are glad you spent the extra time getting it the way you want it.

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    1. You're right, I'm happier this time. Can't wait to make it in a wool blend.
      Hugs

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