Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cottage Garden Sweater

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The yoke of my Cottage Garden Sweater

Pattern: Cottage Garden from Twist Collective (Autumn 2009)

Yarn: SoftWoolSilk from Gepard Garn, colours 469 and 81

Needles: 3,75mm/US5

Project time: February 18th - May 10th, 2010

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This is what it looks when worn

Pattern modifications: I didn't really change anything. Because of my body shape I had to start out with an XL for my hips and then decrease down to a medium in the waist and a small for the bust. I didn't change needle size when working the second part of the picot edges. The neckline ended up being fastened with a 3-needle bind off as I couldn't get it to look pretty when trying to sew it down. I lengthened the sleeves quite a bit as I have long arms and I really wanted the cuff to hit my hand and not my wrist.

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I love the length of the sleeves after blocking

Thoughts: Love!!!

And once I got the hang of knitting stranded with one yarn in each hand, it went fairly smoothly. My knitting isn't perfect, it puckers some and is too loose elsewhere, BUT I'm still proud of myself. It definitely looks good enough for being my first completed stranded knitting project.

10 comments:

ekittie said...

Oh, that looks AWESOME, Anna! Beautiful. :kram:

Kate said...

Wow, Anna! That looks fabulous!!! :) I love seeing all your creative endeavors.

Anna said...

Klart du ska vara stolt, den är fantastisk!

essjay said...

Fantastic!!!

Diet Coke Mom said...

Anna, it's fantastic! You are awesome!

Gudinnan said...

Hej Anna! Jag har totalt missat din blogg det senaste halvåret drygt då Bloglines inte visat när den uppdaterats! Men nu ser jag ju att du bloggar och lever i allra högsta grad :-) Vilken fin tröja du stickat förresten! Såg också att även ni firat 5 år i mars (minns ju att vi båda var nyförälskade samtidigt), snacka om att tiden går snabbt ändå. Sitter här höggravid och väntar på att plutten ska titta ut i början på augusti, så livet går precis åt det håll jag vill just nu :-) Hoppas allt är bra med dig! Kramar T

Geek Knitter said...

That's just beautiful! Makes me think I should try colorwork... someday!

fefferknits said...

Oh, Anna, it's beautiful! What a fantastic knitter you are. :yay:

Mona said...

Superdupersöt!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Anna. Again, super photos!

-Shell