Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Almost

I finished my white turtleneck sweater this weekend. The sun finally made an appearance today so I could get some pictures.



Not too bad. I love the fit, and the yarn. I like the button detail. I think it makes a plain sweater stand out a little more.
I used the stitch count from my Rusted Root with lots of mods. The neck ended up being a little more cowl than turtle, but that is okay. I picked up every stitch because I got nervous I would not be able to get it over my head. If I were to do it over again, I think I would pick up less, but I do like the neck the way it is.


The details:
Pattern: Stitch counts from Rusted Root (size med) with lots of mods.
Longer body, long sleeves- I knit straight to my elbows then had two rounds of decreases every third row, added ribbing and buttons.
Cowl neck, picking up every stitch around neckline.

Yarn: Cascade super wash, off white, 5 balls. I love this yarn, but it grows a lot when you block it.
Hopefully I will be done with my other Amanda sweater sometime soon. My goal is by Christmas.

41 comments:

jessieg said...

You create the stuff my knitting dreams are made up. I love that sweater. Some day. Some day.

crochetgurl said...

Beautiful! It looks simple, yet elegant and I love the way the cowl drapes. :-)

Journeying Five said...

loving it! i do like the cowl neck, it works!

Marsel said...

Gorgeous! Cowl neck is my favorite anyway, and you're right about the buttons -- they add 'wow' factor.

Meagan said...

It looks beautiful, you look FABULOUS! The sweater is so flattering and I love the winter white color!

Katlyn said...

Wow! I love this sweater - it is amazing!

T.A.W. said...

I love this sweater. You did a beautiful job. I want to make it!!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks beautiful! Definitely a sweater you can dress up or down :)

jenni said...

that sweater is gorgeous! it looks amazing on you too!

APA said...

It's very beautiful and looks stunning on you! Love the button details, too. And cowl is just fine. :)

elleaunt@yahoo.com said...

It is so pretty and flattering. Beautiful on you!

Aimee said...

Very pretty! I love the button detail.

AlewivesGirl said...

That is a GREAT sweater. You should be really proud.

whistlepeaknits said...

Wow. It's gorgeous. I may have to shamelessly copy you.

TD wool design said...

i think this turned out beautifully! but i knew it would :)
looks great on you and i love the button detail.

FinnyKnits said...

Oh the cowl is WAY hotter than the turtleneck, in the sense that it's more attractive. In my opinion. But that's me!

So, tell me about Cascade Superwash *growing* when you block. Did you machine wash/dry the sweater? Did it grow after the machine wash/dry?

You're scaring me. I'm nearly done with Bubba's Seamless Hybrid and my plan was to immediately throw it in the machine to wash/dry before giving it to him. Right now it fits perfectly.

Philigry said...

Finny,
About the superwash, it did grow but i have to tell you i did not dry it in the dryer. i laid it flat to dry. it grew in length, not width. i washed anna's pink sweater and it did the same, which was really good. i would try to lay it to the size you want it after washing, maybe even scrunch it up a bit. if you plan to dry it in the dryer, i bet it will be no problem. let me know!

dana said...

Beautiful! I'm glad the sun peeked out for you. We finally saw it today too (for the first time in THREE weeks). yay!

stitching under oaks said...

That looks fabulous! You did a terrific job. I love the button detailing. Well done! You will get so much wear out of that sweater.

Alison Boon said...

I think it is a stunning sweater

Hege said...

It's beautiful and it looks great on you!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very stylish!!

a friend to knit with said...

katie!!!
that is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
and TOTALLY your OWN pattern.
LOVE the ribbing. the buttons. the cowl.
fabulous job, you!

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh this is fantastic! And just to let you know - now you've got me started to knitting a sweater!?!?!? Me - who has never knit anything harder than a dishcloth?!?!??!? Seriously - this looks so good on you - it needs to be a keeper.
Kris

beki said...

It's beautiful, Katie!

angie said...

I particularly LOVE this one. LOVE the button detail, and how comfortable and well fitting it looks. You do amazing work.

NICO Designs said...

WOnderful! It came out great and I like the neck--very stylish.

cathleen said...

Katie, very pretty....very classy! It looks quite fabulous on you!

Hilary said...

I love it. LOVE IT!! It's just gorgeous!

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful! I love the cowl neck. I think Amanda would approve :D

Ajka said...

It's very beautiful.

Erin O. said...

I seriously love this sweater! Wow, you did an amazing job.

Shannon said...

LOOOOOOVE it! I adore a cowl and the buttons are fab. Great work!!

tiennie said...

Another beautiful sweater on you!

Jessica said...

I love those buttons on the cuff!!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I just can't believe all the knitty goodness you're churning out, girl! I just finished a knitted dinosaur out of leftover yarn. That's about it for the summer so far...

Marcia said...

It looks greaat. Maybe if I had a body like yours, I'd be more excited about knitting for myself... Ü

Renee said...

Beautiful! It looks lovely on you and the neck suits the sweater.

I love that movie -- bought the dvd just so I have a reference for scouting down patterns to make "Amanda's" wardrobe of sweaters from.

You'll get a ton of wear out of a sweater like that dressed up or down. Again, lovely on you!

amandajean said...

it looks amazing! i think you are right...the button detail makes the sweater!

Sway Knits said...

I really love this sweater. You did a fabulous job. :-)

Knitterella said...

ooooooo, LOVE THIS!