11.16.2012

FO: Tea with Jam and Bread


This was one of the fastest sweater that I have ever knitted. Also one of the coziest! The pattern is Tea with Jam and Bread by the fabulous Heidi Kirrmaier. This is the fifth sweater that I have knitted using her designs and I ♥ and wear each and every one of them. I particularly ♥ that it is knitted with yarn from my stash. The main light grey yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca and is a dream to knit with. Heidi's patterns are always full of great details, like these cute pockets.


I also ♥ that the sweater is knitted from the top down starting with the neckband, which is shaped using a neat yarn over short row technique. It is always a nice unexpected surprise to learn something new from such a simple looking pattern. Couldn't resist amping up the cozy factor by turning the sleeves into handwarmers.


And here's my Interweave Knits pose...



(linking up with FO Friday over at Tami's)

12 comments:

  1. Love the pose!!! You are right, it is very Interweave-ish. The sweater is lovely and looks very cozy. The kind of sweater you snuggle into on a cold day. And I love Ultra Alpaca!! Have used it in two projects, hmm, I may need to go buy some more for something else.

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  2. That has turned out so beautifully. I wish Ultra Alpaca was a bit cheaper and easier to get hold of in the UK. It looks lovely but I simply can't afford it for anything except maybe a hat! Thanks for the link to the short row tutorial, it look interesting. I might give it a go next time I need it, as it looks like a much quicker way to perform the tast.

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  3. I saw your new FO on your projects page and was so impressed BUT I hadn't noticed that you turned the sleeve cuffs into handwarmers. You are so clever and I love this!!

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  4. Love it!! the colors look amazing!

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  5. Gorgeous sweater. It looks so cozy. Seeing that you modified the sleeves into handwarmers was squeal inducing : )

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  6. Love love love the built in wrist warmers!!!

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  7. Wow, this looks stunning! I love sleeves with thumb holes, makes things feel more cosy!

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  8. It's fabulous! Gorgeous colour combination, and it looks so cozy. The handwarmer-sleeves are a great idea.

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  9. Hahaha, I love the pose, too, but actually the handwarmer sleeves are my favorite! What a great sweater!

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  10. My goodness, are you posing at a bookstore, or in your house? Wow! Love the sweater :)

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  11. Love love love it! You had me at the stripes, you held me with the pockets. You say it is fast and yet I know it would take me ages! Beautiful work, it is always a pleasure seeing what you've been up to.

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  12. Ooooh, I just love it, it makes me want to knit!

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