The Olympic sweater is finally finished!
I ripped out the bottom edging last weekend and reknit it with a larger needle size to eliminate the 80's-esque gathering on the bottom. Then I tackled the collar on Wednesday night and made lots of adjustments to get it to fit my neckline correctly. You can read about my adjustments to the pattern in ravelry if you're interested (craftr's Helleborus Yoke).
I finished up the buttonbands and attached the buttons on Thursday night. The sweater hasn't been blocked yet, but that's not stopping me from wearing it! The cabling pattern is gorgeous and I love the thick and nubbly feeling of the moss stitch throughout the sweater. I was really intrigued with the side to side knitting construction with this pattern and it was fun to try a new construction technique for this.
The Universal Yarn Classic Chunky Tweed yarn was great to work with, but I did find 1 knot in one of the seven balls that I used. It's an acrylic and wool blend that is mostly acrylic, but it has a nice give to it and all of the tweedy chunks give some nice texture to the sweater.
Here are the details:
Pattern: Helleborus Yoke from Knitscene Winter 2010
Yarn: Universal Yarn Classic Chunky Tweed Burgundy, 6.5 balls
Needles: 9 and 10.5
Started February 13 and finished March 11 (with a brief hiatus in between)
Ravelry link: craftr's Helleborus Yoke
PS...yes, these photos are extremely cheesy but they crack Jon up so I'm keeping them :)