The End of an Era

Blocking teaser

It’s Done! It’s done, it’s finally done  🙂

Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid Sweater

Every large project is an era of my life. I hope that’s not too weird, it’s just how it feels. The Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid Sweater I have been knitting on since early spring is finished and I’m able to look ahead to the next era of my fiber life.

Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid Sweater - back

But meanwhile I would like to say; the worry I had about the shoulders looking too pointy (before they were sewn in) we groundless. The designer, did indeed, know what she was all about.


The finished sweater is a dream.I have never been so pleased with the way a garment fit or draped – it’s perfect!

Flare at hem

The yarn that came with it was substituted for something a bit more dramatic, I chose Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool in navy, medium plum, and brass.

Sigh, I’m happy  🙂

Deb H

The End of an Era

4 thoughts on “The End of an Era

  1. teri says:

    Love the sweater. How do you get just a pattern as I am not crazy about the colours in the kits……


    teri (who just needs to finish the front of the sweater I was working on at Fabrications- I had to frog it once)


  2. I feel that way every time I publish a new pattern. And I definitely felt that way when I finished my knitted self portrait. Right now I’m finishing a legwarmer pattern I started in 2006 before I got pretty sick. Nice to feel well enough to start in again.

    Actually, I’ve released four patterns this year, this will be the fifth. Four of them started in ’06 and one started last January. I am sooo ready to start 2009 in 2009!!!

    I have a few friends who have knit that same sweater. It’s brilliant, it flatters everyone, the fabric is wonderful. Yes, small stitches, but totally worth it for the right fabric. Congratulations.



  3. Kim says:

    Deb, it’s beautiful! Congrats on getting through such a big project successfully.

    I’m curious — what size needles did you use with the Silky Wool? I’d think the garter stitch would have to be knitted more tightly than normal so it wouldn’t stretch out….right?


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