Friday, October 19, 2012

FO Friday - $5 in Paris

I finished the $5 in Paris!

And I adore it! I can't believe how well it turned out. The colours, the style, the fit - it couldn't have been better :) I love the way it looks on me :) It was a pretty easy knit - the hardest part was picking up stitches for the sleeves and having it look nice - and FAST! Only took me 10 days to knit. Of course it did help that I hardly touched any of my other projects at all during those ten days ;) What can I say... it was a whirlwind romance ;)

(my apologies about the state of the photo - it was the best I could do at the time).

Binding off did turn out to be a bit of a hassle though. I'd used a 'regular' bind off for the sleeves, and that was fine, so I figured I could do the same for the hem. Not so. It ended up being waaaaay too tight! I could get it on, but it was literally skin tight - I couldn't move at all. Sigh. Nothing to do but to rip it back. Google came to the rescue, and using Jenny's Super-Stretchy Bind Off I tried again - success! This bind off was just as stretchy as the ribbing itself and looked great too :)

Pattern: $5 in Paris
Yarn: Mayflower, Easy Care Big. A tad on the itchy side, but I think it'll be okay.
Modifications: The bottom ribbing was supposed to be 5". That's a LOT of ribbing! After about 3.5" I decided to call it quits. I actually think it looks better that way too.


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your sweater. I've just added it to my queue, thank you and well done!

  2. AWESOME! The colors are great, and wow, a fast finish! I've been thinking about that sweater for a while, haven't quite gotten to it yet.

    1. It was a fun knit! :) And being able to try it on as I went was actually a huge motivating factor in finishing it quickly - I fell in love with it at a very early stage :)

  3. Good morning

    you can bind off the simple way using a bigger needle, let's say insteda of a 4.5 a 5.5 or a 6 mm. The sweater looks great. Have a nice weekend. Regula

  4. You knitted fantastically on this sweater!