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.


Blogger latvianmittens said...

It's so beautiful!


9:25 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Grace, that is sooo beautiful. I hope someday I will have the patience and stick with it-ness to do something like that...maybe infant size?!?! Congrads on another FO!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Rose said...


7:17 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Very pretty! I've been waiting to see some complete FLAK's before continuing on mine. I haven't made it past the swatching because I couldn't seem to get the right gauge. Your FLAK is inspiring me to get back to mine.

5:58 PM  
Blogger The Purloined Letter said...

Ooh, beautiful!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Patricia W. said...

All that work to keep the Gypsy Moth Caterpillars away - I have a name for them - don't ask it is not nice,
Such a beautiful place you have over a century old and in your Family, what a fine tradition you are building - and those critters of yours - oh I could go on and on

6:35 AM  

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