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FO: Green Gable

Pattern:Green Gable by Zephyrstyle

Yarn: Knitpicks Comfy in Pomegranate, 4.5 skeins

Needles: US 5 and 4

Notes: What is there to say about this pattern? The sweater is lovely and flattering on so many different people. Be aware that the sizes as written have a lot of negative ease built in, and size up accordingly. I am pleased with how it looks on me, even if the picture does showcase my giant man hands (seriously, I have to buy men’s gloves.) It’s knit in worsted weight, so of course it’s not going to be as flattering as a fine gauge sweater, but it was quick! I made a few minor mods. I cast on for the size S (32-34) but discovered that as I knit on my gauge loosened up (this always happens when I knit stockinette in the round – I think i just get so bored!) To compensate I added a ton of waist shaping – twice the amount called for in the pattern. My final measurements are: Bust 30, Waist 26, Hips 29. Lots of negative ease, but not too much. I also think this sweater might be nice with 0″ of ease. I added 1.5″ of length to the body, and did the lower ribbing in 2×2 rib. Honestly it’s still a little short, but as I like the way it looks over a tank I think I’m pretty happy with the outcome. After I finished I felt that the neckline was too loose, so I added a row of single crochet with an F hook all the way around. It looks so much neater now that I would recommend planning on this addition.

Final thoughts on the yarn… it’s very nice overall. It’s a tad slippery, so keeping even tension can be a little problem, but the stitches tighten up nicely with blocking. It’s also a little fuzzy, so I will keep an eye on how well it wears. I think it’s an excellent value – this sweater cost less than $20 to make!

17 thoughts on “FO: Green Gable

  1. Looks great! I’m glad to hear a report on the new Comfy yarn from Knit Picks. I think I’ll give it a try this summer as well.

    Thanks for your advice on my Silken. The color is starting to grow on me so I think I’ll give it a try.

  2. Beautiful! I’ve been considering both the yarn and that sweater, as we head into Spring, but I think this may have pushed me over the edge. Yours is beautiful and I love the color.

  3. You’re silly. You have pianist’s hands. Mine are the same 🙂
    Love the red. It looks adorable on you.

  4. Very nice! This is next on my list too, so I’ll take your modifications into account! I’ve been looking at the Comfy yarn as well, let us know how well it wears!

  5. gorgeous!!! i am jealous, mine didn’t come out that great. i am reknitting wicked though. maybe this time………..

    great color, perfect fit. it’s great!

  6. Wow! I’m in awe of your knitting speed! The Green Gable is gorgeous and in my favorite color! I’m still voting for the Sylvan Spirit project!

  7. I’m glad you like the yarn! It turned out great.

    (And I didn’t notice your large hands–probably because mine are the same way. Do we have large hands because we play piano, or do we play piano because we have large hands? Hmmm…)

  8. Looks GREAT! I just started this pattern for DD, and LOVE the way yours fits you. Did you happen to write down your waist shaping? I’d love your notes!

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