Sunday, October 5, 2008

10 to go!

Pattern: Gathered Pullover from Interweave Knits Fall2007

Yarn: Dale of Norway Svale

Needles:US Size 8

Mods: I started with a larger size on the bottom to accommodate my hips and decreased evenly up to the waist, creating an a-line silhouette. I used short row shaping and a three-needles bind off at the shoulders. Then I picked up stitches around the armholes and did the sleeve caps with short rows as described by Barbara Walker in Knitting from the Top and continued knitting the sleeves in the round to the end. I picked up the neckline and joined it at the center back, decreasing at the center point of the v-neck to bring it in just a little.

Verdict: LOVE IT! The cotton silk blend makes it a perfect 3 season sweater. I was worried that it would stretch out with wearing, but it's holding up nicely. The only thing I would change if I knit it again would be to hem the edges instead of rolling. I think it would dress it up a bit.


Steff said...

You look beautiful and that sweater is to die for!! Will you take orders? lol :D

I really love that, and I was thinking I might have to make it. After reading all of your modifications, I think I will wait 'til I am a bit more advanced to tackle this one. I want it to look as good on me as that one does on you! :)

LeaAnna said...

OMG Dani that is awesome! It fits you just perfectly, too!

MarieGrace said...

It's fabulous! You did a great job modifying the pattern and it fits so nicely!

Cher said...

I love it. I wish I could figure out all the modifications you made to it, but my brain doesn't work quite that well. It's gorgeous.