Just a stop in the road

Road to Golden

I’m so excited about this one you get the computer cam, fresh-off-the-needles shot! (See the need for blocking as my hem attempts to take flight?) I cast on a week ago Saturday and finished this morning. And that includes knitting the yoke three times. This sweater will always bring to mind our recent sojourn to West Virginia, and DH’s relief on seeing the finished product as he confessed his fear that the colors were a seventies nightmare trumped only by my aunt & uncle’s green, orange, and brown bathroom! I think it worked out ok in the end!

Specs: pattern- “Road to Golden” by Lisa Shroyer, Knitscene Fall 2007; yarn- Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Snickerdoodle, Daffodil, Spruce, Avacado, Thyme, and Blue Ink; needles- K’picks Options & fixed circs in sizes 3 and 4.

 

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21 comments so far

  1. carla on

    It’s just perfect. I like your colors so much better than the original!

  2. Zarah on

    GORGEOUS! I love the colors… (Zarah skips off to knitpicks….)

  3. Jodi on

    Your sweater turned out beautifully, and I love the colors! Perfect for fall…

    Are the instructions for the yoke OK, or did you have to make a lot of modifications?

  4. frankthereindeer on

    ah-may-zing!
    how do you knit so quick?

  5. Dave on

    Wow, those colours are gorgeous together! And one week? Double wow !!

  6. Risa on

    You’re a rock star! I can’t believe you did that so quickly. And the colors look great too!

  7. Jason on

    Awesome sweater, I’m jealous of your talents. How’s the WOTA against your skin? Not too scratchy?

  8. lekkercraft on

    I am truely in awe.

  9. Tamara on

    Fabulous! I have the yarn and need to make this too. Love your version.

  10. Elli on

    Nice! I’m going to have to take a second look at that pattern…

  11. kara on

    I still can’t believe how fast you knit this. So fab.

  12. Octopus Knits on

    Gorgeous! and holy cow (sheep?) are you fast!

  13. Judy on

    You cast on a week ago? Amazing. It os wonderful and the colors are perfect. I’ll watch for a “real” pic.

  14. Erin on

    Stunning! I can’t believe you knit that in a week–you are a superstar! The colors are great and it looks beautiful on you. Well done.

  15. yarnzombie on

    You know what it reminds me of? I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the BBC Robin Hood (they play it on BBC America), but the sweater looks very much like something Marian would wear. Extremely cool.

  16. Cindy on

    Thats just so pretty! I’m in love with your colors, I want one: must – resist – knitpicks … you are making it hard!

  17. k on

    I love it! Wow, that is a fast knit – very impressive. The colours rock too.

  18. laura on

    Gorgeous! So, so pretty.

  19. PCR on

    Just gorgeous! I can’t believe how quickly you finished it.

  20. Gaby on

    Beautiful colors!

  21. Specs on

    That is absolutely beautiful!


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