Henley #2 Completed

Posted on | January 14, 2008 | 13 Comments

I am officially sick of this pattern now. ;)

I finally finished my mom’s Henley Perfected. I made the smallest size with a few additional small modifications to accommodate her short torso and arms.

I used just 7 skeins of Alpaca Silk for this, one less than the pattern called for. The discrepancy is due to a combination of shortening the sweater and my lack of swatching for this project (which is what inspired me to use Alpaca Silk again). In fact, I had actually wanted to use a lighter yarn for this. Alpaca is a little heavy for the temperate California climate my mom’s lucky enough to live in, but I got lazy. I was pretty sure my gauge in Alpaca Silk wouldn’t change all that much between June (when I made the sample sweater for Interweave) and now. And since swatching is one of my least favorite parts of knitting (I know, bad Connie!), I decided to go with what I know.


13 Responses to “Henley #2 Completed”

  1. Gudrun Johnston
    January 14th, 2008 @ 11:51 am

    It looks gorgeous Connie…I really like that colour…..

  2. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the extra tips. I’m just about to start my “Henley Perfected.” Haven’t decided how I want to do the button band yet.

  3. schrodinger
    January 14th, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

    What a great colour! I’m sure your Mum is going to love it.

  4. Stef
    January 14th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

    I really like the buttonband details on this one. I think I’m going to have to borrow those techniques.

  5. Veronique
    January 14th, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    Lovely! I hope your mom gets a lot of wear from it. Seeing your completed sweater reminds me that I want to make one for myself… Oh, my “to knit” list is just too long :)

  6. Angelika
    January 14th, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

    You sure know how to knit them up and so quick too. It looks very nice and it’s still on my list.

  7. Krissy
    January 15th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm

    It looks great! I really like that color.
    I live in SoCal so the weather doesn’t always call for the wool silk blend, but I love this sweater so much that I didn’t stop wearing it until it was way too dirty to wear.
    Plus, it is one of our coolest winters!

  8. Betty
    January 15th, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    I really like my dress, but I don’t think I would want to knit it again. Oh, the perils of submitting to magazines.

  9. Romi
    January 19th, 2008 @ 2:10 am

    Tag! Come over to my blog to read the instructions! And have a great weekend. :)

    Love the sweater, btw.

  10. Craptina
    January 20th, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    Henley double perfected. sorry, that was so bad I could not resist. Your mother is going to love it! I hope she sends you a photo of her wearing it :)

  11. Jessica
    January 21st, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    *Sigh* This sweater is so beautiful, I just love it. And seeing it in orange makes me love it even more. Lucky mom!

  12. Amy
    January 25th, 2008 @ 7:03 am

    Connie, it’s beautiful. I love the color. This is my favorite from the Winter issue.

  13. barbara
    October 31st, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    I am knitting it now and for some reason my bottom doesn’t look like the picture. Is there a mistake in the interweave knits magazine directions or did I make a mistake? Help!

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