Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Husbeast Gansey finished!

That's a lousy picture of him, but you get the gist of the sweater.

It's the Saddle Shoulder decrease method from "Knitting Without Tears", done without any tweaking other than adding some texture to it. The yarn is Highland Wool from Elann.com in color #1440, Sherwood Forest. I used sixteen balls of it, on size seven/4.5mm needles.

Here are closeups of the shoulder decreasing, front and back:

And here's a closeup of the twisted-stitch pattern I ran up the outsides of both sleeves and across the shoulder straps:

I love this pattern. Seamless with set-in sleeves and no steeks. It doesn't get any better. It's a quick knit, too. I started it in October, worked on a bunch of other projects as well, and finished it last week.

As always, gory details over on the blog.


  • FAB, FAB, FAB!

    Love the detail up the saddle!

    By Blogger Betsey, at 1:20 PM  

  • Very cool!

    By Blogger nat, at 5:18 PM  

  • What a wonderful job. I'm at the stage of decreasing on the Hybrid Saddle, it's my first EZ pattern ever. I hope I figure out the saddling!!

    By Blogger Rose, at 7:05 PM  

  • Great job!! Hope your man knows how lucky he is! =)

    By Blogger The Dyeing Spinster, at 10:15 PM  

  • Sweet!! Love the texture on the saddle. Lydia

    By Blogger Windansea, at 8:05 AM  

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