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FO: Janda!

Posted by Amber on January 16, 2007

Let’s see. I started (and finished) knitting this back in September. I finished the seams in November. I wove in the ends this past weekend. yes. It took me months to weave in ends. So much for not another Frankensweater!

Janda and the Giant Wall of Karabella.  Janda might be happier in Karabella
Photo by Jess of Stitch DC. Thanks Jess!

Pattern: Janda by Amy Swenson (Knitty, Spring 2003)
Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton. 6 balls purple, from eBay (seller: brahms123lullaby; I actually got the whole bag for less than $60). 6 balls gray from Stitch DC (during their end of summer Rowan sale!)
Mods: I left off the racing stripes on the sleeves, because it seems I’ve forgotten how to crochet. But I think the white I picked up would blend in with the light purple. The texture (from columns of purls) is just fine with me. Although, if I did it again, I might include the stripes, but use intarsia instead. Also, I’d start the neck shaping a bit lower, as it sits right on my neck. I’d also make the sleeves a smidge longer (but I’m sure they’ll grow over time). The hood is a little pointy, but nothing too atrocious.
Time to knit: About two weeks. Such a quick, satisfying knit!

A few other angles:
Sleeve detail


6 Responses to “FO: Janda!”

  1. jess said

    Looks awsome! (the gray part is my favorite.) Congrats!

  2. judy said

    Finished is finished! It looks great!

  3. bethc said

    Looks great!! Well done.

  4. knitfriendly said

    Great job Amber! Does this count for your KAL?

  5. Stefaneener said

    Amber, it’s GREAT. It counts — and don’t worry if you don’t have them done on the month — it’s supposed to be funnnnnnnnn.

  6. sopranohannah said

    Looks great. Congratulations.

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