10.26.2016

sweater weather

Yay! It's finally cold enough to comfortably wear a woolly sweater and flannel shirt! To celebrate sweater weather, I wrapped up the finishing touches on my fringe and friends improvised top-down kal sweater. So pleased and truthfully, surprised at how well this turned out, considering that it has been quite awhile since I made anything with sleeves. Here's a visual rundown of the process:

dreaming and planning


(mis)calculating


suspenseful knitting


randomly adding another design element


the part that gave me a migraine


sleeve island


plotting woolly tattoos (hmmm flowers, unicorns, donuts...finally settled for trees)


happy sweater dance!

11 comments:

  1. OMGosh, it's so amazing how you designed that! So these trees must be intarsia then? Sorry I haven't mailed the book out to you yet. Gonna try soon.

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    1. I used duplicate stitch (Swiss darning) for the trees. It's one of my favorite techniques.

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  2. I will guess that you double stitched those trees. They are awesome! Congratulations on a beautiful sweater. I felt too shy trying out this challenge, I thought I could never pull it off. Well done !

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  3. Love love love it! The tree detail is so pretty and unique <3

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  4. Oh wow! That is beautiful. Love your trees. So unique!!

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  5. So cool!!!! I love how it turned out, the split hem looks great, and the tree details- so gorgeous!!

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  6. Such a cozy time of year!

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  7. truly a work of art.....you did it again. made something ELSE I need to put on my to-do list!!!

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  8. This sweater is so so gorgeous! The colors, the fit, the fair isle everything is just perfect!

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  9. I love the splits in the hem of your sweater, so unique for a hand knit piece! Congrats on finishing your sweater!

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  10. I just love your process for designing and knitting. You are so organized! I am so sloppy.

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