Sunday, February 11, 2007

Starsky, fin

At long last, I have completed every last bit of work on my Starsky. It is my new favorite sweater, as all newly finished sweaters tend to be.

I have nothing but praise for the pattern and the yarn. The pattern was written very clearly, and I don't think it really deserves an 'extraspicy' rating from Knitty. If you're thinking about doing a Starsky, I say go for it! I found it very straightforward and fun. I used the yarn called for in the pattern, Knitpicks Sierra, in colorway 'Cinnamon.' It is soft and warm, and I was able to join skeins by felting the ends together. Less ends to weave in is always good!

The only modification I made was to increase the length by about 2.5". That little extra made it come out just perfect for my taller-than-average frame.

As with all FO's, I am eagerly looking forward to my next knitting project. I have to finish a few swap packages first, but then I have my eye on an adorable cotton cardigan for a friend's baby.

That's the news for now...stay tuned for some swap packages coming soon!


crafty_kat said...

I love it! The extra length makes it look better, I think. I so want to make one for myself now. *sigh* Maybe later this year...for next Winter or something. Great job!

P.S. your percentage bar should be 100% now ^_~

Gloria said...

So awesome!

Kris said...

That sweater is gorgeous! I'm so far from doing sweaters.... you're such an inspiration!