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Wicked is finally finished, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

Leon wanted to help me model.

But he takes up too much room.  Ok, here are the stats!

Pattern: Wicked, from Zephyr Style.

Size: XS

Yarn: Debbie Bliss merino aran#503, 8 balls

Needles: Size 7s for the body and 8s for the lower ribbing.

Mods and Notes: This was a really fast knit, but it took forever for me to finish it to my standards.  I think the original pattern is really too short in the body.  I don’t like wearing shirts under my sweaters,  so I ripped it out after finishing and added an inch.  I also changed from my first bind off of a K3P1 rib to the crossover rib, since it’s more stretchy.  I did the lower ribbing on size 8 needles, to ensure that it wasn’t tight (my first try was kind of snug) and it turned out perfectly!  I’ll remember this tip when knitting the other two zephyr patterns on my list (Glee and Ms. Marigold) since I had the same issues with my Rusted Root sweater.  I think the next size up would have been too big all over.  I left off the pocket, and I’m glad I did considering my fit issues.  Overall I’m pleasantly surprised – a few days ago I was ready to give up, but now I have a lovely sweater to wear in the last month of winter.

Some more gratuitous sweater shots

And Leon (yes, again… I’m in full on crazy cat lady mode today) sleeping under the sweater.

14 thoughts on “Wicked

  1. To heck with the knitting 🙂 – your photos are awesome – incredible quality, and the content equally enchanting. You look amazing and so does Leon!! Think he’d like a passport to Ireland? :))). Always wanted a longhaired kit!

  2. It looks great! I love this pattern and want to knit it, but now that I probably can’t use my Andean Silk I don’t know if I have the yarn in my stash for it. I saw in a previous post of yours that you were looking at sub yarns for the Equestrian Blazer….you may want to look at Jannette’s yarn on eBay since they still have a free shipping deal on the Yorkshire Tweed. (it was $7 a ball) I will be swatching with it this week to make sure that it will work out.

  3. Your Wicked is lovely! I love the colour. I must get my housemate to take a photo of mine later today as I finished over a week ago but haven’t got round to the photos.

  4. Looks great! (And the kitty is cute.) I like that you left the pocket off the front. That was the one feature of that pattern I didn’t like.

  5. Wow. It looks awesome. Perfect fit! I am making the same sweater but short-sleeved with a pocket. It’ll be more sporty while yours is more elegant/slick. You definitely made me want to make another one with 3/4 sleevs!

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