Saturday, April 15, 2006

FLAK Aran sweater finished!

This is my finished sweater from the FLAK – Janet Szabo’s wonderful Aran knit along.
I bought a Tunis/Leicester cross fleece at the Endless Mountains fiber event at the Harford (PA) Fairgrounds last fall and spun it up for the sweater. The fleece weighed 5 lbs raw, but only slightly more than half of that after it was washed so I wound up blending some Finn britch fiber to stretch it out. The finished sweater weighs close to three pounds. I wanted a warm, heavy sweater!

I haven’t blocked it yet and may decide to change the bottom border if it keeps curling up. The bottom was about 8 rows of stockinette with the final row consisting of twisting each set of four stitches 360 degrees which created a scallop effect. I used a crochet bind off.