Oops! I didn't mean to go so long without a post. I actually had to remember my password to sign into typepad this time.
I've been busy lately mostly with school responsibilities but also with this sweater WIP. Thank goodness I live in Michigan and still have a good 2-3 months to wear this wool sweater this winter (ahem!).
Here are the details:
I started on January 30 and finished this afternoon (the hood and bands aren't blocked yet, but I couldn't wait to post pics).
Pattern: Central Park Hoodie
Needles: 7 for ribbing, 9 for the rest
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers
Mods: Lengthened the body from 14" to 15", lengthened the cables from 10 rows to 12 rows between, used an i-cord bind off for the button bands. I will eventually get around to sewing in a zipper on the button band.
Comments: I always thought Cascade 220 was too itchy, but it REALLY softens up after washing. I will definitely be using this yarn again.
Picking up stitches for the button band and hood was killer, but I'm getting much faster with all this practice.
This was a quick sweater to make. I really only worked on it during weekends, so it's definitely doable in less than a month.