I was off from work on Friday and was able to finish up my denim aran early that morning. It was a dark and gloomy day, but here are a couple of pre-washing photos. One lying flat:
And one being worn by me — a lousy blurry photo, but check out the length of the sweater (and the sleeves).
I ran it through the washer and dryer twice — hot wash/cold rinse and dried on highest setting. Here it is lying flat:
(Cat included for scale.)
And here it is being modeled by Gwendolyn.
It shrunk just under 20% in length — did not shrink in width.
And yesterday, just because I could, I washed and dried it one more time.
The color on these photos is lighter than reality because once again it was a grey day — not a good day for photos.
The in-the-mirror shot (my hair is not that red):
And a close-up of the top of the sleeve:
And a lying flat detail shot.
To recap, this was knit with 21 skeins of Rowan Denim yarn in the “Memphis” colorway. I used a U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) needle for the whole thing (same size for ribbing and body). It’s my own design and I may write up the pattern but I’ve got a lot of work piled up right now so it won’t be immediately if I do.
Oh and by the way, I love this sweater!
I Live on a Farm Giveaway
The Random Number Generator has done its work. The following individuals have each won a pattern from firefly of I Live on a Farm:
Sarah Warburton, Judy, Rea, Margaret, Gail, Sandy, Marci, Linda, Diane, Barb, and Sharon
And Twyla has won the kit to knit the Biscuit Blanket.
Everyone who has won a prize has been emailed, so if you think one of the above-named people is you, check your email!
Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you to firefly who donated all the prizes. She told me that she read all the comments and appreciated very much all the kind things you had to say about her work.
Momma is saving the gift firefly sent me for me to open on Christmas! I can’t wait!