I've gotta say, the lack of sunlight has been killing my blogging recently. I've thought about blogging almost every evening this week, but it's so hard to get a good indoor sweater picture! I asked David to snap a few photos today, so I can now show you my finished NaKniSweMo sweater!
Pattern: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Tess Designer Yarns Silk & Ivory, 1.5 skeins
Needles: US 6
Time to Knit: November 14- 30
Modifications: I left off the last cable on the sleeves, because it would have made the sleeves too long.
The yarn I chose for this sweater was a heavy fingering in 50/50 silk/wool. I was worried that it was too thin to knit on size 6 needles, but the fabric I got is very nice. It feels more like a store-bought sweater (you know, the machine-knit ones with impossibly thin threads) than a wooly handknit, and it's a nice change. Since my gauge was a little tighter than recommended, I made the next-larger size and it fits very nicely.
The pattern was very straightforward and it was a nice knit. I got a little tired of purling to make the garter stitch yoke, but by the time I was really sick of it the pattern switched to stockinette. I do think the yardages listed are way more than you need. The two skeins of yarn I got was 300 yards less than recommended for my size, but I still had about half a skein left over when I was done. I'm glad I didn't buy a third skein to get me to the recommended yardage!
I wasn't sure if I would make the NaKniSweMo deadline since I got started so late, but I had a lot of time to knit over Thanksgiving break. I ended up finishing it up on the evening of November 30th, and I wore it on December 1 when I was flying back home.
My daylight is waning, so I'm off to take some more pictures of knitting. Perhaps I'll blog more than once this week!