Sweater, say hello to the nice blog.
This picture captures the color of the yarn pretty accurately, but makes my skin-tone look like I spend all day at the beach using a magnifying glass on myself. The sweater is a little big on me, but that is completely my fault, as I've lost a bit of weight recently.
Here are the sweater specs:
Yarn: Angora Soft by Knit One Crochet Too in colorway 635 Soft Turquoise, 45% Nylon, 40% Viscose, 15% Angora. A very soft cabled yarn. One skein had a bunch of knots, but that ended up as part of the aborted first sweater.
Modifications: I didn't want big hangy-down sleeves, so I tweaked the sleeves a bit to get this tighter 3/4 sleeve version:
Follow directions for sleeves until you reach the end of the purl ridges after the lace panel. Switch to us 6 dpns and knit even until they are long enough for you (35 rounds for me). Switch back to the us 4 needles and do the first 6 rows of the purl ridge pattern, then bind off.
Okay, the only reason I used the size 6 dpns is because I did not have any us 7 dpns on hand, but moving to the slightly smaller size worked out splendidly.
I am so excited; my second sweater ever turned out so well! Now, let's see if I can block it without ruining it's soft snuggliness...