Debbie Bliss Aran Pullover #2

Pattern:
Cotton/Silk Aran from Debbie Bliss Cotton Knits for All Seasons
Yarn:
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran [100% merino wool]
color: 701 purplish dark blue
Needles:
US ?
Size:
small
Modifications:
Converted to a bottom-up in-the-round construction. Knit body in round up to armhole. Knit sleeves in round, slipped underarm stitches to holder, put sleeves on one long circular ndl with body and knit the rest as one piece (which was slightly unwieldy). Then grafted underarm stitches together.

I also had to knit 1 more 'V' center panel repeat than pictured in the book to get the length specified for the body.
Finished:
March/April 2005
Comments:
This was my second sweater knit from this pattern. I originally made it in a different yarn for Sister#1. This one I made for myself. I wanted a fitted-style sweater, so I made the small size (in both cases). However, the raglan style of this sweater is really not conducive to a fitted style; the sweater rides up in the front when you raise your arms, which is kind of irritating.

Although I really like how this sweater came out, I ended up giving it to Daughter#1 (pictured above). It was just a touch short for me, even after blocking, and it kept riding up when I raised my arms at all. No more fitted raglans for me -- lesson learned.

Here is a detail view of the cables.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Melanie said...

Hi!
I 'm desperately looking for merino aran colour 701. Can't find it on the web. Where did you buy it?
melanie

10/09/2009 2:48 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

hi !
I'm desperately looking for the merino aran yarn in 701 colour (purple blue). Can't find it on the web! Where did you buy it?
Thank you
Melanie

10/09/2009 2:49 AM