It’s final­ly done! :D :D :D

It’s prob­a­bly the most com­pli­cat­ed knit­ting project I’ve tried yet! But it was tons of fun, and the pat­tern actu­al­ly leaves a lot of room for cus­tomiza­tion and alter­ing stitch pat­terns. Like the garter stitch ridges I have on one sleeve, and the cou­ple of rows of stock­inette at the bot­tom of the sweater.

Mike made this while edit­ing the pho­tos *laugh­ing with tears emoticon*

Indeed! It used up a lot of my very old stash. I actu­al­ly inher­it­ed scraps of the var­ie­gat­ing orange, pur­ple and blue from my mom, who prob­a­bly bought the yarn in the late 90s.

I’ve nev­er read Ursu­la Le Guin’s Earth­sea series, only saw the ani­mat­ed adap­ta­tion by Stu­dio Ghi­b­li, but thought it’s a fit­ting name for the sweater with its shape and colours. I’d like to read the books one day.

Wish­ing you a fan­tas­tic week!


6 thoughts on “earthsea

  1. Superbe et , sans flat­terie, beau­coup plus joli que le modèle! Les couleurs sont mag­nifiques. Bravo!!

  2. just came across your sweater called earth sea. It looks great! would love to try knit­ting it Can yo tell me where to get the pat­tern in a size 34 inch bust? and approx. how much wool I would need in the dif­fer­ent colours?

  3. Hi Louise! This Rav­el­ry user’s project page helped a lot! (I believe you have to have a Rav­el­ry account to see it)
    Can’t tell you how much yarn I used for each colour though… sor­ry that I can’t be more help­ful on that, it’s all stash yarn so I did­n’t keep track. I know that for the main green colour I used a giant ball of Red Heart that was over 1000 yards, and I hard­ly used half of it. Hope you have fun with the project!

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