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perhaps a disappointment

it is not an underarm gusset exposé, but a totally different sweater that i started way later than sop’s, and yet finished way before his as well. (the 4.5mm needles may have something to do with that. who knew 1.5mm would make such a big difference?).

Leider keine Achselhöhledenkschrift, sondern ein Pullover der ich nach SOPs angenagen und auch gefertigt habe (es mag daran liegen, daß ich 4.5mm Nadeln statt 3.0mm benutzte. Wer hätte gedacht, daß 1.5mm so weinen großen Unterschied machen könnte!)

First, the beer
Old Rasputin Beer

Zuerst, das Bier

New to our state liquor store (as far as i know at least), I had tried a couple North Coast Brewing Company’s Beligian-style ales and quite enjoyed them. I thought the Old Rasputin’s Imperial Stout might be a nice contrast to the lighter color of the sweater, while the angora in the Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed could make the sweater very welcome on a cold Russian evening.

Neu bei uns (soweit ich weiss), ich hatte schon ein paar biere nach der belgischen Stil von North Coast Brewing Company probiert. Ich dachte aber, daß das Old Rasputin’s Imperial Stoutschön gegen die helle Farben des Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Garns kontrastieren wurde und die Angorawolle vielleicht ganz willkommen an einen kühlen russischen Abend heissen dürfen.

pentagon sweater

Here, however, it was spring over the weekend. The tulips were not killed by last week’s snow, but a cool breeze in the afternoon made the sweater still very wearable.

Hier, aber, wurde es am Wochenende Frühling. Der Schnee von der letzten Woche hat die Tulippen nicht getötet und der spätnachmittaglichen Wind ließ man den Pulli gut anziehen.

completed pentagon sweater

You may not know that flying guy is now in our backyard, after being set free from his downtown duties. Poor guy had now idea what he was getting into…

Ich schätze, daß Ihr nicht wißt, daß flying guy bei und jetzt wohnt. Er wurde seine Diensten in der Innenstadt frei gesetzt. Arme Seele, wenn er nur gewußt hatte was ihn zukam…

no, too much beer has NOT been had
Nein, es liegt nicht (nur) an das Bier!


Pentagon Aran Cardigan by Norah Gaughan
Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed
4.5mm / 3.75 mm
Used 3-needle bind-off for the shoulders. Arms knit in the round. Would have been easy to knit the body in the round as well, but at that point i was just going to follow the pattern…
Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, North Coast Brewing Co.
It was very easy to knit. I mostly just followed the instructions.
There was one error posted on the publisher’s site, and in my opinion there was an error in the cable chart as well – having to do with where the purl stitches should go during one section of cables in order for the seed stitch to work as charted in a later section. Other than that it was pretty mindless knitting. I tried to do something fancy with short-row shoulder shaping and then gave up on it.

5 Responses to “perhaps a disappointment”

  1. gravatar Carey says:

    Looks awesome! Nice job!

  2. gravatar k says:

    The way the neck flows from the body is really a treat.
    And we all appreciate your giving such artistic consideration to beer-sweater matchings.

    Was it all right to knit? Easy? Fun? Demanding? Not that I expect to ever finish a sweater again…

  3. gravatar k says:

    Do your neighbors approve of Flying Guy, by the way?

  4. gravatar Donna says:

    I’m totally in love with that sweater; now I want to forsake all my other projects and knit that – nicely done. If you can, try North Coast’s Pranqster – it was a favorite of my husband’s when he was in woodworking school in Fort Bragg, but it’s harder to get here in the wilds of Ohio.

  5. gravatar twig says:

    Yikes I’m late. That’s a gorgeous sweater. LOVE the color.

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