FO: Red V-Neck Raglan

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Finally! I finished it about a week ago. It’s just as fabulous as I wanted it to be, fits perfectly, and is the best shade of red. Rav the details here.

As much as I procrastinated at the end there, I so want another one of these. Actually, several, in many different colors and weight yarns. I do loves me some basic sweaters.

The drive to finish for this was spurred by the shawl I wanted to knit for my sister’s upcoming wedding. It’s the super romantically titled Beaded Shawl #10, from Vogue Knitting Holiday “08.

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I’m knitting it in heavier than called for yarn, Louet Gems Fingering, in Caribbean Blue. In case you didn’t know, this stuff does indeed come in an 1/2 pound (that’s 8oz) cone put up. I think I will probably use just one, but I have two, just in case. If I do end up only needing one, I know a certain man who will be receiving many new blue socks. Yup indeed.

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8 Responses to FO: Red V-Neck Raglan

  1. Celtic Queen says:

    Ooooooooo preeeeetttttyyyyy! So is it a string your beads and knit or put them on as you go?

  2. laurie says:

    I think he needs coordinating socks for the wedding. So everyone will know you’re a match. 😉

  3. JessaLu says:

    Wonderful sweater – and your shawl is going to be lovely!

  4. Amy says:

    You know, I always drool over the fancy patterns, and I always *wear* the simple sweaters. Yours looks great!

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    I never thought I’d really like working from cones of yarn, but when I started weaving (about 3 weeks ago) I did some knitting from the cones as well and it works better than I expected!

    I love that shade of blue. It almost matches my living room walls!

  6. Michelle says:

    Nice sweater! Basic sweaters are just so comfortable and useful. Love the v-neck as well!

  7. ana says:

    It looks great! That’s a sweater I could enjoy knitting (and wearing)!

  8. Laurie says:

    Love it! You won’t get tired of this one, and it will wear forever. I like the classics for that reason.