Something Wicked this way comes…


My first Wicked is finished (I say it’s my first, because there surely will be more). It was great to knit up, and aside from the 90+ degree temperatures outside, it’s super comfortable. I actually finished knitting last week, but the weather was so dark, cloudy and rainy that it was impossible to get a decent picture of it. Finally, this weekend, it was sunny enough to prop my camera on top of my DVD rack and set the self-timer and get a snapshot.

I made several modifications to the sweater, most of which were a result of using a lighter weight yarn than called for (DK instead of worsted). I initially cast on more stitches for the collar (a total of 148 before I ran out of yarn for the cast on), and recalculated the number of stitches for the smallest size to match my gauge. I moved the decreases for the waist shaping down a couple of inches, and spaced them out a bit more so the decreases and increases would fall in the correct place on me. I lengthened the body of the sweater by about 2 inches to keep it from riding up. To compensate for the finer gauge, I knitted the larger pocket size, and I believe that it scaled appropriately. Finally, I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length, because that’s a more practical, comfortable length for me.

I ended up using about 7 and a quarter of the balls of yarn I had for the project. Now I just need to find a use for the 2.75 balls of the Debbie Bliss Merino DK that I have left over. It’s a great yarn, so I know that I’ll find something suitable for it. I couldn’t be happier with the way that this sweater worked out, and I almost wish the weather was a bit cooler so I could start wearing it right away.


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