I Love a Good Yarn

Yarn, stories, and sometimes stories about yarn

This one deserved its very own post. The Swirl sweater is done! I finished it about a month ago after taking a break from it for about a month. So, three months of my life invested in this project, and I am thrilled with the results.

It started off as a huge oval …

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… that eventually sprouted wings …

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… and required hours of finishing time to weave in all those blasted tails. But the end result is just gorgeous. The only issue is that the sleeves are much too long (something other Ravelers noted, but I hadn’t taken in until after the damage was done), but I will most likely sew a hem on them to keep them in place when tucked under.

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This sweater has such a unique structure, I really had no idea how it would turn out until the final seam was sewn and I tried it on. I was convinced it would morph into some misshapen blob, and I’d have sunk a substantial amount of money into something unwearable. But it surprised me in the end, and I’m actually considering making another one … though maybe not until winter 2018/2019.

And I found the perfect (not yet photographed) pin when shopping at Espace Tricot in Montreal to close the front and really show off those lapel tassels.

After the investment of time and money for the Swirl – I honestly was shocked at how much yarn was needed on a project of this size – I’m glad to be tackling much smaller projects this summer. My Felicity top is almost done after just over a week of knitting. That’s the kind of (as close to) instant gratification I need after turning out something of this magnitude.

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4 thoughts on “Flurry of finished objects – part three (the final)

  1. Your Swirl is gorgeous!! The colors are lovely. It looks beautiful on you too:)

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    1. SusanK says:

      Thank you! The KAL leader said I must wear it to Rhinebeck in October, even if it’s 70 degrees out. It is SUPER warm, so I’m hoping for a chilly Sheep and Wool weekend 😁

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  2. What a beautiful, beautiful sweater! The Swirl looks so warm and comfy, and the colours are just magic together. This is a really incredible project (I love when the sweater sprouts its wings!). Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

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    1. SusanK says:

      Thank you for the kind words!

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