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wm5637I was going to rebut some nonsense being said about me on the interwebs today, but I decided there wasn’t any point. Instead I’m going to post about the sweater I just finished, (which I don’t usually do, but really should), because it’s pretty and I’m quite pleased with it.

wm5609I had originally bought this yarn to knit Georgia. And I did. And I hated it. Well, I hated the way I knitted it up. I wore it once and then frogged the whole thing, soaked the yarn, and re-wound it. I’d still like to work Georgia up again some time, but with different yarn and in a smaller size. Despite my gauging and measuring, it was just too big.

The Tea Leaves Cardigan had been in my library for a while, and its similarity to the Ruched Yoke Tee that I made for Miss W last fall had me really wanting to make it. The Georgia yarn needed to be used – so I cast on. Does anyone else want to say casted? Shush, I never said it out loud. You can see the makings of a collar here.

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This was a really quick knit. It would have been faster but I did the button bands twice because I wasn’t happy. I also had issues with the sleeves. I extended them to full length. I also didn’t like the way the garter cuff was knitting up, so I knitted that bit inside out and folded it back to create a stockinette cuff instead.

wm5613I don’t work with sock yarn much at all, and I’m not sure if I like it or not. I love how soft it is. I did Miss W’s Tee in sock yarn and adored it, but this yarn I’m not loving.

Regardless, I am happy with how it turned out in the end. It’s very comfy, very cute. I’ll make it again in another yarn, I think.

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10 Comments

  1. Very beautiful! Ive always admired this pattern and your color choice is perfect. I love the weight and feel of sock yarn sweaters, but too much of size 2 needles hurts my wrists- so I’m pacing myself.

    • AntiJenX

      March 29 at 5:57 am

      Thank you! They’re so comfy aren’t they? But the yarn is tiny. I’m working on a Doctor Who themed baby blanket right now, which is giving me a nice sweater break.

      • I landed here via Breda. Love the sweater, and can’t wait to see the Doctor Who themed baby blanket. Something tells me it’s going to be excellent in a wibbly-wobbly way.

        • AntiJenX

          April 1 at 10:09 am

          Thank you! And thanks for coming by! I will definitely be posting photos of the blanket, but it’s going to be a few weeks before that’s done. I spent most of yesterday charting it. With a little luck, it’ll be fit for any Galifreyan cot.

  2. It’s beautiful! I admire your courage for ripping something out and starting again. I would have simply found a friend and gave it away. It crushes me to think about do-overs.

    • AntiJenX

      March 29 at 8:54 am

      Thank you! You know, I did think about just giving it away, and normally I probably would have, but my yarn funds are running low these days and I thought no, just start again with it and make something you like! And honestly, it felt kind of good to rip it all out and start over.

      • I have a pattern for a short-sleeve t-shirt with a similar pattern around the yoke, except it has a keyhole front which I don’t care for. I may attempt to alter the pattern sometime this summer. What would you charge to re-write a pattern from flat to in-the-round? I found a few summer pieces from Debbie Bliss, but I prefer ITR. Lemme know, no rush. I might be able to help you re-fund your stash. 🙂

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