Raspy - The Cheater's VersionRaspy is done done done. And here she is, left view, front view and side view (I had to hold a mug cuz I didn't know what to do with my hands). Note to self: Wear a black bra next time if I'm going to be using the flash on my camera.Pattern: Raspy, Rowan Denim People (sz Small)
Materials: Den-m-Nit Dark Indigo (13 balls - Diana was right, I did have enough to seam). Sz 4/5 needles for body, 5 for sleeves
Notes: No pattern changes except to lengthen sleeves so they're 21" before raglan shaping (25.2" before shrinkage). I had to throw this in my dryer 3 freakin' times to get it to shrink to the desired size. That was a bitch in itself. This is where I explain why I call it the "cheater's version". You see, after the waist decreases, the pattern asks you to start increasing for the bust - which I apparently don't have. After seaming the sucker, I ended up with a very roomy bust. What'a a girl to do? I don't have the heart to rip and knit again (esp. since I already shrunk it), so here's where I cheated. I BACKSTITCHED. That's right, y'all. I have no shame - and no craftsmanship for that matter. And here's proof. It's impossible to photograph dark indigo, therefore you get the overexposed shots above. But I did manage to get one where I processed like mad in photoshop to show you the details up front. It's a little dark, but you get the drift.
I'd like to thank Diana, Jade and Michelle for offering their leftover denim yarn when I panicked previously that I was going to have no yarn to seam. Even though I did not need that extra few yards in the end, their assurance to send me that extra ball helped me finish this sweater. It's no where near perfect - in fact, truly flawed, but I will wear it with grace. Fact is, if I hadn't mentioned it, no one would ever know right? Say yes.