Ravellenic Games – The End!

So, the Olympic Games came to a close last night – and so did the Ravellenic Games!  The Olympics were fantastic, and I will have so many good memories from these games!

I barely squeaked by the finish line with my sweater:

Finish line Photo!

It still needs some finishing touches, though, so it’s not technically ‘finished’, but I figured it was finished enough to cross the finish line with it!

It still needs the ends woven in (just on the sleeves mostly – the front band steek hides all the other ends!)  The hem needs sewn down (I’ll show you a detailed shot of that once I do it – I knitted a mitered foldover band/hem that will completely enclose the steek in the front!), and the pockets need to be knitted (I’ll show you that too when I do them – afterthought pockets!!), and the clasps need to be attached.  Gee, that’s an awful lot more that needs to be done!  I think I’ll use the Paralympic Games as my ‘finishing’ time. 🙂

I’ll post more details about my modifications later, once it’s all the way done, but here’s some of the details of the pattern:

Pattern: Venezia Pullover by Eunny Jang (modified to be a v-neck cardigan)
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in 5 colors (Cyan, Carribean, Grizzly Heather, Bark, Bison)
Needles: US2.5, US2, US1.5
Started: July 27th during Opening Ceremonies
Finished: (not really finished, but crossed the finish line) August 12th 10:30pm (right before the Cauldron was extinguished on US tv!)

Logged about 120 hours over the 17 days!  Whew!

I think my gauge was much looser on the sleeves and the top part of the sweater, so I’m worried about the fit in the bottom half.  I’m hoping blocking takes care of it, without making the top half way too big!!  Also, I’m not thrilled with the sleeve caps, but again, I hope blocking it smooths the seam there.

I’ll be working on finishing her up over the next week, so I’ll post more updates as I do.  I’m also planning on pulling my Master Knitter Level 2 swatches back out and working on those, so I’ll do my best to update you all on that as well. 🙂

Happy Knitting!

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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5 Responses to Ravellenic Games – The End!

  1. Brandon says:

    You’re my favorite Ravelympian! Averaging just over 7 hours a day to knit that sweater… something to be amazingly proud of!

  2. Paula says:

    Wow!!! It looks stunning, I can’t believe you completed it on time! Gold medal from me 🙂

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