pattern: He's Not an Extra by Julia Vesper, from the book Knitting It Old School
yarn: Cascade 220, in Ruby and Black
needles: 7s for the body and 5s for the ribbing
raveled: He's Not an Extra
This sweater is loosly based off of Star Trek: The Next Generation's uniforms. As part of it, I ordered a com badge and rank pips to go with it, as well as a TNG phaser.
While I loved the idea of this sweater, its actual execution was a bit "meh" for me. My boyfriend requested extra long sleeves and extra length on the body. That wouldn't have been so bad by itself, but the sweater pattern doesn't have much in the way of decreasing after splitting up the front and back by the armholes so the shoulder seams ended up really slouchy. The sweater just seems too big because of it.
|Pew. Pew. Pew.|
I made a lot of modifications to this sweater. Some were based on my own preferences but some were due to error in the pattern. I used 1x1 twisted rib for the cuffs and body ribbing instead of the 3x3 that was specified, I continued the fake purl seam stitch all the way up the body instead of stopping after three inches, and I knit the i-cord edging around the neck in one piece instead of two so I didn't have that many ends to weave in afterwards.
|We had a lot of fun pretending to engage in phaser fights.|
I updated my knit meter counter and I've already passed two miles this year. That's about 1/3 of what I knit all of last year; I'm on a roll!