Saturday, June 22, 2013

Front at Last!

Over the course of the last few weeks I have spent many, many hours knitting while commuting and sitting around waiting and waiting. At long last I have the front of the "Boxy" sweater completed.

Front now blocking.
(Colour in the picture is WAY off. It's actually a pretty, bright blue denim colour).

There are over 41,000 stitches just up to the point of the neckline division! It's an incredible amount of knitting because it's done in fingering weight yarn and the piece is 34" wide. That's just the front! The whole thing is 68" in diameter when complete. Sounds huge hey? But that's the way it's supposed to be. The body piece in this unusual sweater goes from elbow to elbow with tiny little sleeves tacked on. The schematic for the sweater is the oddest thing I've ever seen! Those who have already knit it seem to love it though. They said it is super comfortable to wear and, of course, a very easy fit. Certainly should be forgiving if a few pounds are lost or gained!

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