Knitting

FO Friday | Footprints.

The amaryllis is still going strong, but I think we’re all ready for a different Friday view. So I’m delighted that Heidi has published Footprints in the Snow and I can share my finished project with y’all!

I finished the knitting on Sunday and finished the rest Monday morning. With the help of a small fan, it was dry to wear out Tuesday. Of course it was nice to have a “new” sweater, but it was even nicer to have Katie take photos.

It’s wonderful to have her behind the camera (she does such a nice job!) and this neutral brick wall on her deck is a near-perfect setting.

The design is a very classic pullover, knit seamlessly from the top down in a versatile DK weight gauge (22 stitches and 30 rows to 4″). I mixed Shibui Linen and Silk Cloud on a size 6 needle; the linen/silk/mohair blend will be a nice transition piece for spring and fall here in Atlanta.

The mock turtleneck is 5″ of 1×1 ribbing (honestly, the most tedious part of the whole project), folded in half and sewn down on the inside. I left a long tail so I didn’t even have any extra ends to weave in – and the seam was really easy.

The only modification I made to Heidi’s design was to shorten the sleeves by about 2″. If I make this again – which I plan to! – for warmer weather, I might shorten them even more. For winter, though, I think her length as written would be perfect.

Heidi is definitely one of my desert island designers. I hope I get the opportunity to test for her again.

The process that Katie and I use for these photos is simple – I give her a memory card, tell her what knitting details I want to highlight and she does the rest. Without fail, there is always something fun waiting for me when I import the photos.

and on this smiling note, Happy Friday, Happy Weekend (and GO EAGLES)!!

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