Wicked is finally finished, after two years of hibernation! Hooray! Thank you Finish or Frog KAL!
Also, thank you to my law school knitting buddy Diane for providing some inspiration. Did I ever tell you that I admired your Wicked in Federal Income Tax last semester?
I like the way it turned out. I think I was unhappy with it before because I (sound familiar?) wasn’t happy with the way I looked in general. To be honest, another reason I let it sit for so long was that I wasn’t thrilled with the pattern itself. I find Zephyr Style patterns to be so simple (which is a good thing) that sometimes make silly design choices (which is not such a good thing). For example, the instructions for my size call for 33 cable motifs around the neck. I hate the way it looks when prominent seams fail to align with prominent design elements. Why not 32 cables, so it DOES align? So anyway, I did 32 cables, and aligned the raglan increases with the cable motif. It only added like a centimeter in length.
I knit the cuffs two years after the bottom hem, so they don’t match exactly. But who cares? Close enough, right?
I decided to do 3/4 length sleeves because it’s such a great color for spring that I didn’t want it to be excessively warm. I used Knitpicks Andean Silk, which is quite cozy. I’m happy with how it turned out, and happy that it’s the perfect weather this week to wear it!