YAY! Another finished object - I'm on some kind of roll, right?
I present - Mythica!
The yarn is Knit Witch Ancient World (DK Weight) in colorway Zeus. This isn't a color I would have normally chosen for myself but I wanted to knit it in a different color than the other test knitters had. I actually LOVE the way it looks in this color though and feel like I couldn't have made a better choice! This was a great knit and I was able to finish it in about 2 weeks! So, if I can knit it that fast you KNOW it is a fast knit. Cristi could probably knit it in an afternoon!
I love it though. It fits great and there is plenty of room to wear something under it if I want to. I didn't for the pictures mainly because that meant that I would have to find and then iron something to go under it!
I didn't make any modifications to this really, since it was a test knit. One thing I did do is add a crochet edging around the bottom just to sort of neaten it up a little bit. It was kind of funny, I told Wayne that I was done and he said "Aren't you going to put an edging or something around the bottom?". Too funny - he is learning way too much about this stuff!!! I had thought about doing it anyway and then when he said that it just solidified my resolution to do so. It took just a few minutes to add the crochet edging and I think it really does look nice.
I have never done an applied icord before. It was a little confusing at first but once I got going it went really fast. It was totally worth it too because I LOVE how this looks around the neck and armholes. It really gives a nice polished look to the sweater.
All in all I really recommend this pattern (and not just because it uses Knit Witch yarn either!). It was challenging without being too fussy but I also think it is something that a relatively new knitter could tackle with a little help. This is a great project for learning about putting together a garment and sewing seams and increasing and decreasing for garments.
This weekend we are busy getting all the packages packed for the club shipments!! Our downstairs looks like a tornado hit it with all the patterns, goodies, yarn and mailing supplies everywhere. Wish us luck!!! If you are in any of our clubs the shipments will be going out on Monday barring some major catastrophe.