Finished Knit: Tang

All photos in this post were taken by my 11yo. We had fun.

The sitting-down pose.

I actually finished this sweater way back in May, which was not sweater-wearing weather, so it sat in a bag behind my knitting chair until this past weekend, when I soaked and blocked it. We are moving into sweater weather now, and I’m glad to have a brand-new sweater ready to go (especially since the rest of my wool sweaters are in my mother’s cedar hope chest and there’s stuff on the lid and it is just such a process to get at them).

The front pose.

I’m reaching way back to remember what I did here, because I didn’t write it down at the time. The yarn is Dream in Color Classy, which is a worsted, so I am pretty sure I used size US 7 needles. The color is Emerald Darkness, I have no idea how many skeins I used, and I changed the neckline to a regular crew neck instead of a turtleneck. Oh! And this is the link to the pattern.

The back pose.

The sweater grew quite a bit when I soaked it, especially in the arms, so I threw it in the dryer until it was mostly dry and let it finish drying flat, and then it remembered what it was supposed to look like. I was remarkably sanguine about the growing, probably because I finished this so long ago I wasn’t feeling that oh-my-gosh-I-just-spent-a-gazillion-months-knitting-this-thing attachment to the outcome.

The fun pose.

I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this sweater.

22 thoughts on “Finished Knit: Tang

    1. amy Post author

      I mean it to be for last winter! So my slow-ness has simply worked in my favor by making it seem as though I am ahead of the game for fall!!

  1. Jen

    LOVE!!! Both the sweater and you! You look so happy & peaceful! Now you’ve made me want to make a sweater for me! :-) You have a great photographer! I love the last picture…great balancing!

    1. amy Post author

      I love most of my handknit sweaters. There are a few in there that were “learning experiences” and don’t get worn, but typically I’m wearing handknits all winter long. So yes, knit yourself a sweater!!

  2. RoseRed

    Love the poses, especially the last. I have a cardi on the sticks now, which I hope to finish over the summer for next winter…not sure I will be so lucky as you!

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