Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I've finished my purple sweater! Isn't it fun?

Unblocked Sweater
Purple Sweater

This is the first time I've done a lace weight sweater and I must say, I quite like it. I think next time I'll use a US2 needle instead of a US3 just because my stitches are a little messy and that didn't block out fully, but whatever. I'm happy with it.

One little bit of oops, though. Even though the two skeins of yarn were the same dye lot, one was a bit lighter. If you look at the left sleeve, you can see a line where I connected the lighter yarn. Oops. It can only be seen in certain lights and a lot of the time it just looks like a shadow, so I'm going to leave it for now. I can see how much it bother me and, if I just can't take it, I have enough yarn left to see if I can find a darker section of the ball and reknit that sleeve. I did that with the right sleeve with only marginal success - the line is a tad fainter but still totally there. Or I can try overdyeing it with something to even out the color difference. Or maybe leaving it in sun for a tad to see if I can lighten the whole thing. So yeah, I have options. Now I just get to see if it bothers me.


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