Sunday, April 30, 2006

FLAK Part 7 ("The Body")

This weekend I finished knitting the body of my FLAK sweater. I don't like sweaters where the bottom ribbing pulls in too much. After knitting the cables I only decreased the stitches 10% instead of the recommended 15-20%. The ribbing is knit in "twisted rib" like the cuffs and measures 2-1/2".
The collar and button bands will finish the project. Next, I will swim back to "sleeve island" and knit the sleeves for DH's FLAK pullover.

7 comments:

vanessa said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Helen B said...

Terri, your FLAK is gorgeous!

Joan said...

Now that's a very good looking sweater!!! Just beautiful.

Sandra D. said...

It looks great, Terri! I'm like you - I generally don't like a tight ribbing. I think twisted rib is beautiful and it's perfect for your sweater. BTW, I e-mailed Janet Szabo to see about getting her book. I'm just so impressed with your FLAK!

Lisa said...

Great job Terri. I've finished my body, too and have been waiting for the next part to be posted, but now I think I'll forge ahead. You've given me the courage to proceed! How long are your cuffs? Are the cuffs and bottom ribbing the same length? This is my first aran so I was wondering. Thanks

FugueStateKnits said...

Hi Terri! WOW! Your FLAK looks wonderful! Now let's hope the MS&W Festival has cool enough weather for you to wear it:)
Hoping to see you there - and thanks for your comments on my blog:)
Joan G in Ellicott City

Suz said...

Wonderful!! Very inspirational, too...