Sunday, June 21, 2009

Karate Sweater

After seeing Jill's sweater in this beautiful photo, I had to have one for myself. The Karate Sweater. The sweater that only took three days to knit.
Really.


It is my new favorite sweater. If you want to knit yourself something, but feel like you don't have the time this book is for you. All the patterns call for big yarn, big needles, super easy and fun patterns. I love them all.






The details:
Pattern: Karate Sweater from Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool Fusion, color Soot, 4.5 balls.
Size: Med
Mods: I made the sleeves shorter. The pattern calls for really long sleeves, which I loved, but I knew they would get in the way of everything!
I started another pattern from the book on Friday morning, and I am almost done. I think this will be the summer of Big Knits for me.

47 comments:

JoAnn said...

This looks fabulous on her! Very cool that it took you 3 days.

Jen J said...

Beautiful sweater!!! Is it something for a beginner to try??? I still am working on my first scarf. I have to concentrate so hard to knit. Like you have mentioned in the past, it is difficult to do that with a family and pets around all of the time.

martha - ca knitter said...

The summer sweater looks perfect on you. Very pretty. :-)

Nikki B. Cardigan said...

It's easy to see why it's your new favourite sweater. It is beautiful... and you look so relaxed. I am imagining a cup of tea just out of shot in the third photo.

Jessica said...

A sweater in three days!! That is the book for me. I love your new sweater and can't wait to see the new one, too!

Marsel said...

Love it! I have sworn off 'big' knitting projects until a later phase of my life...but this one is sooo tempting...!

QuiltedSimple said...

3 days??? Sounds like my type of project!! Love it - the color is great and I love how it's all "holey".
Kris

amandajean said...

oh, it's wonderful!!! love the color, the large stitches, all of it!

Rosa said...

That is too pretty for words.

MichelleB said...

Wow, what a great looking sweater, and 3. days!?!? Man, this is definitely the book that I need. I just know I'm never going to finish that darn FLS.

elliebelle said...

That is sooo cute! I LOVE IT!

Hilary said...

Very pretty! It's amazing how a sweater knit with bulky yarn on huge needles can look so...not bulky. I have *got* to try a Twinkle pattern one of these days...

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

I love the sweater and the idea that its a quick knit especially since the baby blanket and Layette set I am making is taking forever!! ill be checking this one out for sure Looks great on you!

sulu-design said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

craftoholic said...

Very beautiful! I like that you shortened the sleeves, it makes this cardi so much more wearable.

Aimee said...

Beautiful! Gotta love instant gratification!

Gretchen said...

stunning!

cathleen said...

Oh, that is gorgeous...and so are you, by the way. You just keep outdoing yourself, Katie!

melissa s. said...

SO cool! love that button!

lucky knitter said...

Oh Katie, it is great! You've gotta love big wool and large needles - so quick!

FinnyKnits said...

GORGEOUSNESSOCITY!

If only my wussy skin could wear wool, I'd be all over this book.

Can't wait to see what you make next!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks warm and cozy and soft and now I want one :)

Shannon said...

Love it! And a quick knit is always great for me. I adore Wenlan Chia. Such great patterns!

Sandy said...

This is GORGEOUS! Absolutely fantastic, and I want one. Going to look at this book now, too.

seashoreknits said...

hmm - i've been passing this book up at the library. i can see now I need to go take a look-see. this is wonderful! love that color of big wool - and love the 3/4 sleeves.

Java Mama said...

with weather temps in the high 90s and the relentless humidity I can't imagine wearing a sweater right now, BUT the karate sweater is officially on my to-do list. I feel like such a copy-cat, but I just have to do it! Beautiful!

tiennie said...

This is really wonderful!

Journeying Five said...

very fun! like that it is so unique!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh my! I LOVE that! Argh!! Maybe my library will have the book because I'm on a self-imposed no-spending-spree!

a friend to knit with said...

FABULOUS!!!
oh, katie! you are SO good.
i love everything in that book!!

larissa said...

gorgeous sweater! and it looks so good on you! i have got to get out this book.

dig this chick said...

oh my I love love this sweater! Makes me want to pick up this whole knitting thing. Beautiful.

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