Thursday, June 26, 2008

A summer knit

My favorite summer sweater is done, and I must say, this is my favorite knit so far. It is perfect for summer, and will look cute layered in the fall and winter with a button down under it.




I am usually not a puffy sleeve kind of gal, but it really works in this pattern. It was a quick one too, one week from start to finish.

The details:
Rusted Root, size medium.
I used three skeins of Cascade venenzia , color 117. It is a silk and merino blend, and the most gorgeous yarn ever. I did a steam block, and the drape is perfect. It feels like, well, silk.
I did not make the sleeves as puffy as the pattern called for, but other than that, no changes. I think the pattern really ran true to size. It is supposed to be a bit sexy, and at first I thought it was going to be too small for me, but now I can not imagine it looking good any bigger. I had to throw caution to the wind and resist knitting the large instead, and I am so happy I did.
Those Zephyr girls really know how to write good pattern!

29 comments:

Knitterella said...

Are you kidding? You are already done? Wow! That was fast and it's so awesome! I love it and it looks great on you. What a great knit!

Katie Jean said...

wow! you're fast! It looks great. I'm still knitting mine. I don't even want to think about how long it's going to take me to finish!

Sandy said...

That is one gorgeous sweater. You are a speed knitter!

sophy said...

it looks great on you!

Poshyarns said...

This is just wonderful, such a gorgeous colour and the sheen of the yarn is very pretty. A very flattering sweater.

Karen said...

That's a beautiful sweater! Very nice color too :)

Adrienne said...

It looks wonderful! I tried this one when it first came out...didn't work out for me lol. I might have to try it again!

Hanna said...

Oh my God, it is so cute! And your bracelet looks wonderful as well, I love it :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Another cute sweater that I must have. And it looks fabulous on you!!
Kris

lucky knitter said...

Wow, that was a fast knit. What a cute sweater, and that color looks great on you!

amandajean said...

one week? that is amazing! the sweater is beautiful.

Regi said...

What a beautiful sweater Katie... awesome job!

kristen said...

I have been a "lurker" on your blog for a while now...sorry, I didn't realize it was rude until recently. Anyway, I love this sweater! It looks great!

Denise said...

That turned out great, looks really good on you.

Stitching Pink said...

Love the color and puffy sleeves! Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Seriously!?! Your knitting is amazing! I have this pattern but haven't had a chance to start it yet. I hope when I do it comes out as lovely as yours.

Michelle said...

Very Cute!!

beki said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! I love everythging about it - the color, the style - EVERYTHING!!

angie said...

Seriously CUTE!

Marcia said...

It's wonderful! Bravo! It's so good to free up the knitting needles. What's next?

Java Mama said...

Really very cute. Sweater is not a word in my summer vocabulary here in steamy Texas, but you are very lucky to be able to wear it and enjoy it! It looks great.

Sam

Shannon said...

absolutely adorable and I love the color! Good work!

Hilary said...

It is beautiful!!! I absolutely love the sleeves -- just the right amount of puffiness.

sheepish one said...

that is gorgeous, and the puffy sleeves are perfection.
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

a friend to knit with said...

fabulous job, katie~
it looks fantastic on you.
you really are amazing my with your speed!!!!

Kaet said...

what a beautiful and fast knit! i love the color you chose...and agree that this will likely be a year round favorite!

Steph said...

I love all of the detailing and it looks so cute on you!

Meagan said...

I am just learning the etiquette of blogs-and now that I have seen this little beauty in person (you look GREAT!) I thought I should stop by and tell you what a beautiful job you did on this sweater-you are my knitting heroine!

Jan said...

Etiquette for blogs - I'm new - what does that mean? By the way the sweater is beautiful and it inspired me to knit one for myself - I'm using Tahki cotton.