was knit for a movie star. how ironic. at least it is a good movie star who i like :) movie stars i like are hard to come by.
so the job description was to copy a store bought hemp sweater which they couldn’t get a duplicate of. the afore mentioned movie star is indeed one of the main characters and they needed a duplicate just in case.
things i changed.
got rid of the random k3 in the k2,p2 rib (?!??)
made the sides actually line up so i could do k2,p2 rib all the way around without faking the seam (which happened randomly in the midst of the ribbing anyhow)
speaking of seams, store bought is in pieces
mine is from the bottom up and seamless
the one place that i really accommodated my different row gauge for the ribbing was around the neck because i figured what would be seen the most and it was the last i did – now i wish i had done all the ribbing like that – live and learn
and of course the yarn was in many ways not like the 100% hemp of the original
made from hempwol – 65% wool/35% hemp (A+ as yarns go, by the way)
held doubled throughout (pain in the arse)
and i would like to thank God that it blocked out well because it truly is difficult duplicating a store bought sweater in different yarn because there was no way i was getting all aspects of gauge that would have made it easy.
the bottom body part of this sweater was done twice and the whole thing was done in 5 days (not including the first body part).
the rest of the movie knitting is also done (6 hats), but they were whisked away before i got pictures… i guess i’ll just have to use screen shots ;)
now that i’m beyond my first sweater, i’m thinking sweater vest for ben and a raglan for me, EZ style…