FO Friday: Parseval in the Clover

A minor miracle occurred in my home town this week …. I finished a sweater, for me!

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Project: Parseval in the Clover

Pattern: Parseval

Designer: Melissa Wehrle

Available: $6 on Ravelry

Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK in “Clover”

I started this project in January 2012, and I’m sorry to say it was only the anniversary of the start date that goosed me into finished the project.  It fits great (especially after a slightly-more-vigorous washing, which plumped up the cowl neck and cables), and I love the color. I don’t love millions of miles of 4×1 ribbing (even in the round), but thanks to shame and Final Fantasy XIII, I did plow through it.  (I knit during the frequent and endless cut scenes.)

Speaking of ribbing, this project helped me conquer, once and for all, my ribbing “problem.”  Like many people, the leftmost knit stitch was too loose compared to it’s fellows, making the ribbing look crappy (that’s a technical knitting term, meaning “not as good as one would like”).  I discovered, via introspection, that I was shoving the whole needle through that stitch, rather than knitting on the tips as I usually do.  I don’t really know why.  But, focusing on the tips, plus a little judicious cinching-up when I forgot, made for acceptable ribbing throughout this project.

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