Wicked is finally finished, and I couldn’t be more pleased!
Leon wanted to help me model.
But he takes up too much room. Ok, here are the stats!
Pattern: Wicked, from Zephyr Style.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss merino aran#503, 8 balls
Needles: Size 7s for the body and 8s for the lower ribbing.
Mods and Notes: This was a really fast knit, but it took forever for me to finish it to my standards. I think the original pattern is really too short in the body. I don’t like wearing shirts under my sweaters, so I ripped it out after finishing and added an inch. I also changed from my first bind off of a K3P1 rib to the crossover rib, since it’s more stretchy. I did the lower ribbing on size 8 needles, to ensure that it wasn’t tight (my first try was kind of snug) and it turned out perfectly! I’ll remember this tip when knitting the other two zephyr patterns on my list (Glee and Ms. Marigold) since I had the same issues with my Rusted Root sweater. I think the next size up would have been too big all over. I left off the pocket, and I’m glad I did considering my fit issues. Overall I’m pleasantly surprised – a few days ago I was ready to give up, but now I have a lovely sweater to wear in the last month of winter.
Some more gratuitous sweater shots
And Leon (yes, again… I’m in full on crazy cat lady mode today) sleeping under the sweater.