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September 25, 2005

All Done!

It's amazing how much knitting you can get done on a train ride and while waiting around in a lounge.

Zipodone_1

I weaved in the ends this morning. It fits perfectly!

A few more detail shots:

ZiposleevedetailZiponeckdetail

I washed the sweater in the washing machine with cold water, and then popped it in the dryer for 15 minutes on the lowest heat setting. The stitches relaxed and the overall fabric got slightly fluffier -- really nice.

This sweater is everything I had hoped. It's comfy. It fits.
Specs

Pattern: Zipo from the All Seasons Cotton Collection
Yarn: All Seasons Cotton in Slash (color 161) -- less than 13 balls
Mods: I loosely followed the pattern. I used the slip stitch ribbing but knit the whole sweater in the round. I wanted to go in between two sizes so I modified the neck and shoulders to fit. I also used the Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns for a modified drop shoulder. I wanted a comfy and cozy fit, but not overly sloppy.

Leftover Yarn

I have 6+ balls of yarn leftover. Anyone interested in a trade or purchase? Retail is $51 for the 6 balls. I'll sell the lot of $37 including shipping.

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Comments

Looks perfect! Congrats on finishing.

Posted by: Lauren | Sep 25, 2005 6:32:01 PM

Congratulations ... nothing better than a perfect fit sweater well-received for a knitter! ;)
And thanks for your opinion on the River shrug. Most people's opinion is also positive ... and I'll find time to work on that.

Posted by: Agnes | Sep 25, 2005 7:13:34 PM

Yeah! I'm sure that you and Paul both are glad that it's done!

Will there be any Boston time at either end of your Nantucket trip?

Posted by: Johanna | Sep 25, 2005 7:25:46 PM

It looks perfect! Just right for Nantucket this time of year. Look forward to seeing the modeling shots.

Posted by: Kathy | Sep 25, 2005 7:39:25 PM

Looks great! The colourway is amazing, and I like all the small details

Posted by: Dani | Sep 25, 2005 7:44:32 PM

Lucky Paul! It is terrific. I just love ASC.

Posted by: Jackie | Sep 25, 2005 7:45:28 PM

It looks so cozy and soft. That colorway is going to look great with jeans, especially with your guy in them ;-)

Posted by: Kathy | Sep 25, 2005 7:48:52 PM

Looks fantastic! That yarn is a winner, looks really interesting knit up. I do hope we get a modeling shot... :)

Posted by: grumperina | Sep 25, 2005 8:08:40 PM

That looks great! I too hope we get a modeling shot...tell him the masses have spoken!

Posted by: Christie | Sep 25, 2005 8:10:16 PM

I bet it looks great on him, beautifully finished.

Posted by: Tracy | Sep 26, 2005 4:46:58 AM

it looks fantastic jody! well done! i can't wait to see a modelling shot.

Posted by: jacqueline | Sep 26, 2005 5:11:00 AM

Whoot! Great job. Tell Paul that in return for the knitting, he *must* give you a modeling shot :-).

I'm sure that Paul is going to love this sweater.

Posted by: Colleen | Sep 26, 2005 7:13:40 AM

Looks great. Hope we get to see a pic of Paul wearing it!

Posted by: Christy | Sep 26, 2005 7:54:09 AM

It came out great! I'm sure Paul is very appreciative of your work.

Posted by: Kate | Sep 26, 2005 8:40:53 AM

Wow! That's a great sweater. That puts you a step closer to starting something from the never ending list of things you want to knit. And that's a good thing.

Posted by: Jody | Sep 26, 2005 11:25:15 AM

Yeah! So glad to hear it fits him well and he likes it. :)

Posted by: Lolly | Sep 26, 2005 11:48:26 AM

Jodester - wow - it looks awesome! And I love the sleeve cuffs. Big congrats to you for completing such a huge knitting project!

Posted by: Anne-Caroline | Sep 26, 2005 12:12:39 PM

Yay! Congrats on finishing, and before your deadline! I am looking forward to seeing the modeling shot :-)

Posted by: Diana | Sep 26, 2005 12:19:50 PM

Congratulations on finishing! It looks great!
(Are you going to post about Stitches?)

Posted by: Cordelia | Sep 26, 2005 12:19:58 PM

The sweater is fabulous! And I'm interested in buying your leftover All Seasons Cotton if someone hasn't claimed them already...just email me!

Posted by: Meredith | Sep 26, 2005 1:30:47 PM

NICE!!
So glad you finished and within your deadline!
Looks great!

Posted by: stella | Sep 26, 2005 2:21:33 PM

Wonderful! We definitely need to see shots of Paul wearing it. :)

Posted by: megan | Sep 26, 2005 3:01:17 PM

A classic! Hope he wears it for many years to come!

Posted by: Mary Beth | Sep 26, 2005 4:18:11 PM

It looks great! I love the collar.

Posted by: Shana | Sep 27, 2005 8:24:59 AM

Wow! The sweater is beautiful. It looks cozy and casual. And I like the colors too!

Posted by: Ruth | Sep 27, 2005 1:26:24 PM

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