Pattern: Salina from Rowan Vintage Knits
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in Watery

I finished it!!! It only took about five months, but it was worth it. I feel like I really accomplished something with Salina - buttons, LOTS of sewing-up, and the smallest gauge I've ever used on something this big. My only real mod-type-thing was to lengthen the arms by working more stitches between increases than the pattern called for. They came out my absolute perfect length - past my wrist and able to stretch up & cover my hands if I need them to. Mmm.

My main gripe with the pattern was that it definitely used more yarn than called for, which is looking more & more to be a kind of Rowan trait... at least next time I'll be prepared with extra. Felted tweed is fantastic; I absolutely love how it knits up - light, yet sturdy-feeling and warm!

I'm not totally satisfied with the whole group of finished-Salina-pictures I have so far, plus I haven't blocked it, so I'll probably be posting a few more in a bit. But for now yay happy finished sweaters!!

1 comment:

leah said...

I just found your blog (via ravelry) and LOVE the "mod out by a skein relation" in your title! I too am a math grad student (geometric group theory) The sweater looks great too!