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Friday, April 29, 2005

Mariah is Complete...Again!

I'm very happy with the reknit and I'm glad I'm nuts enough to frog a completed project to reknit the exact same frogged project.

The only problem that I have right now is how I sewed the zipper in a little wonky. I'll redo that on the weekend...and I'll be wearing my glasses this time. I've been in a ten year denial about needing to wear glasses, except for reading. Obviously, this is not the case anymore...or, ahem, ever was. [g]

As you can see, even though I've made Mariah two sizes smaller than the original, it is still roomy.

Pattern: Mariah - Winter 2004 Knitty

Designer: Jodi Green [thank you Jodi for being a great designer and quickly answering my questions. You rock!]

Yarn: Philosopher's wool 2-ply

Mods: I added pockets. I'll try and write something up if anyone is interested, but you are being warned that I have a toddler and my brain is full of "Patty Cake" and "No!" so it'll take a little time. I've also discovered the disturbing fact that I'm not very adept at pattern writing itself, but I'll do my best.

I eliminated the square neckline. When I was at this point in the pattern, I decided to continue decreasing through the yoke until I achieved the number of stitches I needed for the hood. Worked out well and I have no tugging at the neckline at all.

I also eliminated the hood shaping. This is because I became too cocky and by the time I noticed I missed something, it was too late and frankly, I wasn't in the mood to frog anymore. I also decided to graft the hood closed instead of seaming.

Um, I think that's about it.

Now I can finally wear it.

I have also started on the final sleeve for Zigzag and I'm hoping to have this project completed sometime next week.

Until then,
Keep On Knitting...


jodi said...

Oh, that looks great, a lot more flattering than the big one. I love the pockets! My next one is definitely going to have them.

So, can I swipe a pic to replace the old one in the gallery?

Curlie Girl said...

Mariah looks wonderful on you! I'm SO impressed that you frogged an entire sweater and re-knit it. Hats off to you my dear! Incredible!

Lisa said...

2nd's time's a charm. Mariah looks beautiful.

Jeri said...

Mariah is beautiful! I love the color and greatly admire your perseverence to frog and re-knit it! Your modifications were great ideas too!

Beth said...

The re-knit was definitely the right decision. It looks so much better now! Awesome. Good job.

Michelle said...

Swipe away, Jodi!

Madalyn said...

It looks great! Congrats on finishing it (again)!

Marlene said...

It looks great Michelle. I love your modification to the neckline. That was the one part of Mariah that I didn't love.

Samantha said...

Mariah looks great ... so comfy too!! :)

Karen said...

Mariah is great! I'm going to use your modification to the neck on the next one!