Autumn Rose is COMPLETE!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

I haven’t completed as many finished objects I would have liked this year but I did complete one big one :-D

Autumn Rose This project didn’t take as long as you’d think. For about three months, it stayed in a box from the move. I packed it up in late July and unpacked it in our new home. It stayed in my box o’ WIPs mainly because of:

Autumn Rose Pullover

They. Never. End.

All these ends. Now I know knitters from centuries prior just tied them and let the wool felt. Great. But my control freak tendencies had an image of a hole growing when I’m away from home and then the unraveling started. So yeah. I wove them all in. As one can imagine, it took a long time.

Autumn Rose

Pattern:Autumn Rose Pullover by Eunny Jang from Simply Shetland 4: At Tomales Bay
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Long story. See below.
Colorway(s): Long story. See below.
Needle(s): US 2½ – 3.0 mm & US 4 – 3.5 mm
Casted On: May 8, 2011
Casted Off: November 20, 2011
Modifications: I made everything longer. Longer sleeves. Longer torso. If I were to do this all over again, I’d pull the neckline up. Kinda wish I did that. That said, I’m still quite proud of the end result. I wore it to work once but I think it’s more suitable to wear with cords at home. It’s just too warm for my office that runs a little warm anyway.

Autumn Rose

I had to pull out the neckline and redo it. But hey…as a result, I learned the importance and purpose of a neckline cuff. I picked up about 80 extra stitches along the neckline and the sweater practically fell off my shoulders. Re-did it and the new neckline helped bring the already long neckline more together. Phew!

Now colors.

I love the Knitpicks Autumn Rose Mineral version of this sweater. I even ordered the yarn in Knitpicks Pallete kit for this sweater. Turns out, I wasn’t all impressed by how thin the yarn was running. The resulting fabric wasn’t as strong as I’d like it. So I converted the Knitpicks Mineral kit and used Brownsheep Naturspun Sport. Below is a chart.

Original Pattern Color

(Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift)

Knitpicks Mineral Kit

(Knitpicks Pallete Yarn)

Brownsheep Naturespun

Sport (unless otherwise noted)

Shetland Black Asphalt Heather Pepper
Pine Forest Eggplant Plum Line
Admiral Clematis Heather Mountain Purple
Peat Huckleberry Heather Spiced Plum
Sunrise Iris Heather Mountain Lavender
Mader Hyacinth Purple Splendor
Old Gold Ash Classic Elite,  Fresco, Charcoal Black
Bracken Marble Heather Charcoal
Pistachio Silver Berrocco, Ultra Alpaca Light, Moonshadow
Yellow Orchre Mist Silver Lining
Scotch Broom White Snow

I really enjoyed knitting this sweater with this yarn. Naturespun Sport is a more full yarn resulting in a more dense fabric.

Autumn Rose
I consider this sweater to be a significant feat. First full fair isle sweater for an adult. I made significant modidifications in length and they were done well. I had expressed some issues with the sleeves and from what you can see above and below, they do, in fact match up.

Autumn Rose

While I might not be 10000% pleased with the long neckline, I’m still quite proud of myself. Gorgeous feminine sweater that fits me quite well :-D I’m very much looking forward to applying the lessons I learned with this sweater to Venezia :-D

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