Here's my finished Kersti sweater! I'm really happy with how it came out, it's simple enough to wear all the time but has a few details that make it special. And it fits really well, although you'll have to take my word for it because every shot I took of it on me looked like, well, a$$. The manequin is about the same size as me anyway so it gives you the idea.
My original plan for this yarn was to make a completely simple, nothing-to-it pullover. But as I started working I kept asking myself why I was bothering to knit something so boring, so I had to jazz it up. I came up with the idea of working a single cable twist at the beginning of the vneck, which came out perfectly:
Isn't that cute? I love tiny details like these that don't overwhelm the wearer and make the sweater a little more special.
Then when it came time to work the sleeves, I originally planned on 3/4 length sleeves with a little detail at the cuff. I knit the first sleeve and tried it on and HATED it, so I came up with Plan B (or is it C or D? I lost track). I ended up with fairly wide, extra-long sleeves, and I echoed the neck detail at the cuffs. Here's a detail shot:
The cuffs are split and where they join that is another single cable twist. It's nice because it lays exactly at wrist level, with the split cuffs hanging down over my hand and reaching to about my thumb knuckle.
I'm really pleased with this sweater and will definitely be wearing it a lot! Especially if the weather keeps on dumping snow and sleet on us randomly . . .
Pattern: My own original. No name or publication date yet.
Yarn: 9 skeins Koigu Kersti in color K410
Needles: US size 7
Started: February 28, 2007
Finished: March 12, 2007