Can you believe it? CC is finally done. It turned out that I did have enough yarn to knit a wider collar and I even have one third of a skein left over. The collar is wide enough to cover my chest, and I can wear it open or closed with a pin. I've pressed the collar and the cuffs (with the collar I might have been just a little too efficient with the iron, I've basically ironed away everything ribby about it....but I think it looks and feels ok.)
I have learned some things knitting this sweater, some of which I surely will have forgotten next time I knit a sweater.
- Making a gauge swatch is really important, especially if I don't want to reknit half the sweater.
- Read through the pattern before you start knitting, if you don't want annoying surprises.
- When knitting in the round - the rounds can be VERY long.
I'm so happy with the way my Chocolate Cover turned out, I think I will wear it a lot this fall and winter.
Specs: The pattern is # 14 50 58 05 from HP Garn, the yarn is Iceland from Løve in a brown color. I've knit a mix of size M and L, and have knit the collar at least 10 cm wider than what the pattern describes. I've also changed the collar and knit it in the round instead of back and forth. I bought 6 skeins and have used all but one third skein.
Now I have to consider what to knit next. I'm really into the Lace Garland from Shawls and Scarves, and have already knit up a test, just to check out if I'd be able to follow the instructions. And to se how difficultt it is to knit in the round from 6 stitches....See I told you I'd forget what I've learned knitting CC - the rounds can get VERY long.... Visse vasse, the rounds will be just fine.