FO: Mandelbrot Wave

I gave the sweater to my sister K on Christmas Eve. I’m going to take this shot (excuse the poor indoor flash shot) as proof that she likes it: she gave me finger guns!

happy sis
finger guns!

It fits, the color suits her, and I think she likes it! Success.


Pattern:
inspired by Adrian’s (hello yarn!) wave yoke sweater, with a stranded pattern at the cuffs that I came up with (inspired by Turkish patterns) and the wave pattern at the yoke designed by Adrian.

Yarn:
Cascade 220 #7822 (deep chocolate brown) – not quite 5 hanks worth. Also my own handspun corriedale in the colorway Lantern Festival, dyed by Adrian for the Hello Yarn Fiber Club — I still have plenty of this yarn left.

drying flat
drying flat

Needles:
Knit Picks US8 Options

Started – Finished:
23 November – 23 December

Ravelry Project Notes:
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It was a fun, quick knit. I worked seed stitch cuffs, hem, and collar. I added the stranded pattern at the cuffs, and I worked a double thick collar. Otherwise it was knit knit knit around and around and around, comparing it against another sweater for size.

closeup
short color runs, but it worked out

The wave is awesome. Hooray for spirals!

handspun
handspun — most of it is left

I’m not sure what else to do with this. Maybe socks. Maybe something else stranded.

12 Comments so far

  1. E on December 28th, 2007

    Yay for a FO gift!

  2. Julie on December 28th, 2007

    It’s fabulous Jess! And you’ve still got all that yarn left? Wow!!

  3. Dawn on December 29th, 2007

    Love how it turned out. Colors are great and your sister and her “finger guns”–too funny!! Love that photo.

  4. Rocksolana on December 29th, 2007

    What a great sweater. What about a matching hat, scarf, mittens (depending on how much yarn you have left).

  5. Pheelya on December 29th, 2007

    The sweater looks great!

  6. Vera on December 29th, 2007

    Great job on the sweater!

  7. Holly Jo on December 29th, 2007

    Looks great on her too!

  8. Kris on December 31st, 2007

    What a beautiful sweater. Great job!

  9. kelp! on December 31st, 2007

    Finger guns are definitely the sign of an awesome sweater. I wish I had family members (hell, anyone) that would knit for me!

    I definitely heart the handspun. Maybe you can make matching socks for her?

  10. [...] I finished this sweater back in November — I actually wore it on Thanksgiving! — but it never got an official writeup because I was too busy knitting the Mandelbrot Wave sweater for my sister K. [...]

  11. sis K on January 4th, 2008

    Did I not wax poetic over the sweater? I apologize if I didn’t, because I really like it. I wore it to Michael’s and his dad fawned over it. hah.

  12. stacey on January 8th, 2008

    looks great!!!!! i love how it came out!