Finally, I got something finished!
These pics were taken before I washed and blocked it, and the sleeves seemed a little on the short side at the time — but fortunately I was able to block them out a little longer. 😀
This is a sweater I started last summer during the top-down sweater class. It is supposed to be a version of this sweater from Filatura di Crosa, which was done in a very spendy yarn. I did mine in an Anny Blatt kid mohair instead.
What took so long to finish it ,was that I mucked up the sleeves and wasn't sure how to un-muck them. On the original, the upper part of the sleeve is actually stockinette, not ribbing — it switches to the ribbing and bells out somewhere around the elbow, yes? Well, I failed to notice that when I started the sleeves. My sleeve was well under way when I figured it out, and I decided not to rip out and redo the top part. I tried a few different things to finish them off — which means I knitted about 3.5 sleeves in total — but I eventually decided that I would give up the belled part in the name of practicality, as well as in the name of not having to rip out both whole sleeves.
I also overdid the collar a bit, although I swear I followed the instructions. I guess changing yarn and gauge will do that to you!
But overall, I like it quite a bit. I figure I can always take the collar back a smidge, or take it off entirely. But the sweater itself is light and airy, yet comfortably warm. And of course,it's green MOHAIR so what more could a girl want?