Tuesday, October 07, 2008

February Lady Sweater

February Lady Sweater

I knew I loved the look of this sweater when I first saw the pattern appear online. Then when I saw the (literally) thousands of projects on Ravelry I just kept wanting to make one.

February Lady Sweater

I knew I wanted to make this sweater when I was dying the yarn and ended up with a colorway that was vastly different from what I had imagined. (A colorway I am so in love with by the way).

I knew I would like the sweater and that I would probably make good use of it, but...

February Lady Sweater

I didn't know I would love it THIS MUCH

Stats:
Pattern: February Lady Sweater (direct link to the pdf on Flint Knits.) A grown up version of the Elizabeth Zimmerman classic baby sweater (I need to get my hands on that book...)
Yarn: Mystery wool mill ends bought in a 1 lb bag at W*lm*rt. Dyed in brown and blue but somehow a beautiful silver/black mix. I ended up having about 5 meters left of the last skein I was working with. I have one more that was dyed but it was sort of the odd-ball skein from the dyepot so I was glad that I didn't need to try to make it blend.
Mods: None really. I quit knitting the lace pattern on the body at about 13-ish inches, knowing that it would grow with blocking. It's really just perfect. The sleeves come to mid-forearm and are just right I think.

Sigh. I guess I can't wear it every day, can I?

7 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow. I love this. Yours is one of the first one of these I've seen that has really grabbed me. LOVE the fit and the colors. Great job.

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the subtle gray color. This EZ book is definitely worth it -- it's a good one, and it's also one of the least expensive. Can't beat that!

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  3. It's really beautiful Lori! I love the colour - it looks a little gunmetal-ish. Very nice.
    I'm planning on starting this sweater too...

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  4. Super cute! And the color is absolutely gorgeous, too. :)

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  5. I'd wear it every day! It's gorgeous. I've been wanting to make one too, ever since the first one I saw...

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  6. it came out PERFECT!! And I would have never guessed that the yarn came from W*lm*rt, it looks so nice and expensive!

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