No Sleeve Island Here

Two sleeves for the holiday handspun stranded yoke sweater thing (heh) are done:

sleeves done
two sleeves: done!

Yes, the pattern at the cuff is slightly different than the previous version (seen here). I thought this would fit with the sweater as a whole much better. I hope the mismatched cuff color isn’t too… strange.

I’ve started the body and am slowly knitting the 8 rows of seed stitch hem. It’s plain stockinette from there (with a bit of minor waist shaping and possibly some bust short-rows) until the yoke, when my handspun comes into play again:

lantern festival handspun
(fiber dyed by adrian at hello yarn, spun by me)

Right now I am hoping the color lengths will be long enough that the yoke pattern looks almost like a gradient stripe. I’m not so sure though. I’m loving this knit though — I hope the recipient will too (and that I’ll be able to finish it by 24 December)!

6 Comments so far

  1. Jess on December 3rd, 2007

    Oh, that is turning out so beautifully! I am loving the colors in your handspun and don’t think the fact that the cuffs aren’t the same color is weird or distracting or anything. I’m pretty sure that once you have the yoke done, the colors there and in the cuffs will tie together nicely. I forget, did you do a pattern around the bottom of the sweater body, too?

  2. Jess on December 3rd, 2007

    Oh, and no wonder I love the colors of the handspun – I got that fiber colorway from Hello Yarn’s club too. I Navajo plied mine because I didn’t like the results I was getting when I did it up as a 2-ply. Your 2-ply turned out prettier than mine, suffice it to say.

  3. E on December 4th, 2007

    I like the handspun. Handspun means not mismatch :) Hope you finish this beautiful sweater! Go J Go!

  4. stacey on December 4th, 2007

    beautiful. i love the mismatched cuffs (though not really mismatched as they are both the same pattern and same yarn!) – the seed stitch is a nice touch too – may have to think about that for my hems. are you going to use it for the neck as well?

  5. Andrea on December 4th, 2007

    I *love* the cuffs!

  6. Holly Jo on December 4th, 2007

    They are so pretty! Is nice watching you use your handspun. :)