Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Halfobi Gets a Done Stamp

This is the second H for the week. I finally finished up the seaming and the border on my little Halfobi sweater. I finished it right on time to fold it up and put it in the closet until winter. But It will be nice to have to pull out as soon as the cool fall weather hits.

This was really easy and fast to knit. It was knit flat from side to side. Then it was folded in half and seamed up under the arms to finish. the seaming was actually quick too, it just took me a while to sit down and actually do it; but it is finished now.

I didn't bother trying to match up the stripes of the Silk Garden. I'm not bothered by the fact that the stripes aren't symmetrical and the sleeves don't match. I think I'd be much more bothered if I had tried to math the stripes and things had ended up even slightly off - say even by one row. It would drive me nuts, so it is much better for me to go with no matching.

I also managed to add a single crocheted border around the edge of the body. I didn't add the crochet to the cuffs. I like the rolled edge on the sleeves but maybe I'll go back and add the border; I definitely have enough of the yarn. I decided that the Silk Garden might not be the best thing for seaming so I found an almost perfect color match with Simply Shetland. It is a wool silk mix too. I bought two skeins but only used a little bit on this project, so I plenty left over for a scarf or something.

Project Info

Pattern: Halfobi by Ivete Tecedor
Size: Large
Yarn: Main Color - Noro Silk Garden; color # 245; lot E; 8 skeins
Border and Seaming - Simply Shetland,
59% silk noil, 41% shetland; color: 034/ardvreck
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 7 (4.5 mm)
Notes: I used an extra skein and made the sweater longer. Yarn for the border and seaming was held double.

9 comments:

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

Love the colors!

Zonda said...

Awesome! Gorgeous colors and glad you didn't bother with "trying" to get it to stripe, I like it better the way it is.

Now if summer will get over quicklike!! *ducking*

Julie said...

Great sweater! I don't think I would have tried to match up the stripes either; it looks great the way it is.

Bezzie said...

Very nice! I dig that style. That would be a good office sweater--something quick to pull on when the Menopausal Mafia gets ahold of the thermostat.

turtlegirl76 said...

Halfobi looks AWESOME! Yay! It's done! You're gonna love it come fall/winter. Bring it to SAFF!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous! It looks fantastic on you! Those are sooooo my colors!

elizabeth said...

So pretty! Good for you for finishing it - you could always wear it when the a/c gets too ambitious!

Mom said...

Congrats on another fantastic finished product. The edging turned out nice. Are you more comforatable with the crocheting now? It looks really great.

Esoteric Knitter said...

It looks so cute on you! yay!