First FO of 2008!
Actually I finished her at about 10:30pm on Dec 31st so not really.
From the front:
From the back:
Imogen was easy to knit and Adrienne at Perl Grey was great to order from. I made lots of modifications to this pattern though.
1st I didn't buy the kit so I subbed yarn and used every last drop of 3 skeins of JJ's Specialty Montage 10-ply in the Paua colorway. It bled like crazy.
I cast on for the large because I wanted it to be long. It is knit side-to-side. From there, instead of knitting 125 rows I only knit 105.
At the arms you're supposed to decrease every eighth row until you're down to 40 stitches but I didn't want my arms that tight so I did fewer decreases.
For the fronts/collar I was supposed to pick up 94 stitches along the neck but I actually picked up 100 and then instead of doing 9 total sets of short rows, I only did 7. After that where I was supposed to knit 42 rows even, I did more like 20.
So, I cast on for the large but then made everything else closer to a medium, I guess. These details don't mean much to most of you, I'm sure but there are people out there getting ready to start Imogen on Ravelry and in blogland and maybe this will help some of them!
I love the sweater as it is exactly what I wanted. A slouchy, warm, longish sweater to knock around in all winter. Yay!
I'm still on the first Jaywalker. What next?