Saturday, June 20, 2015

Knitted sweater

 A little while ago I was inspired by Tracey to knit a sweater for myself. The first for years.
 I knitted once a sweater when I was 16 (at that time was oversized fashion, so easy to knit something for myself, you took a big size and it always fits) After that I discovered sewing and I didn't knit for a longgggg time.

Back to this sweater.
I chose for Holst Garn Supersoft yarn.
I'm really fond of Shetland yarn after my experience with my fair isle cowl 
It's the feel, the smell, the sheep, the nature of shetland what I like.

I found a nice pattern at Ravelry.
So I started with knitting a gauge swatch in two color combinations.
I measured my body so I could choose the right size. (this time oversized isn't fashion :-/ )
In my opinion I did everything to make the sweater fit at the end.  I don't like the idea of knitting for weeks and the sweater won't fit at all (or if I don't like it) 

I started somewhere around May 14.

Two days ago.

Washed and blocked. For two days I didn't dare to try it on. I was so afraid it didn't fit or if it didn't suits me.....

Worried for nothing. 

I love it! 
I love the model with pleats at the front, the little shaping on the waist, the neckline, the yarn, the color and the lightweight.
I followed almost the complete pattern size M.
 I only makes it a little longer because I'm tall and I changed the neckline a little bit. 

color: Vintage Heather (blue), Pebble(grey)
Needlesize: 4mm
Inspiration for strips and color: Rililie



Janet said...

It looks beautiful! Looks like it fits perfectly :0)

quilting Jeannet said...

G*E*W*E*L*D*I*G.........dikke complimenten

Evelyne said...

Super! Wat een knappe prestatie!
Hij staat je fantastisch.

Fijn weekend,

Anonymous said...

Lucy, it is such a beautiful jumper. The colours and shape are lovely. Well done!!!

ria vogelzang said...

It's a beauty, Lucy! And it looks so gorgeous on you; beautiful colours and yarn!
Great job!

ria vogelzang said...

It's a beauty, Lucy! And it looks so gorgeous on you; beautiful colours and yarn!
Great job!

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

It's truly gorgeous! And so are you!

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

It's truly gorgeous! And so are you!

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

It's truly gorgeous! And so are you!

Lynne said...

I'm just learning to knit and I would love to make a sweater like this one someday. I really like the striped neckline and the gathers. Very pretty.

pandchintz said...

It looks so lovely. And you were so quick to knit it!

frameless mind said...

Wow Lucy, wat een prachtige trui heb je gemaakt! Hij staat je beeldig! Voor dit modelletje zou ik mijn breinaalden ook nog eens willen afstoffen. Je dochter (gok ik) heeft er prachtige foto's van genomen. Groetjes van Liliane

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

It's beautiful! And looks great on you!

Doniene said...

Oh My, Oh My!!! Your sweater is fabulous!!! And I love the model, too!! Now I am very inspired to knit a sweater for myself!!

Blessings and hugs!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Hij is te gek, heel goed gelukt.
Staat je prachtig.
Zal wel niet meer na een schaap ruiken, maar dat is niet zo erg.
Dat word er nog eentje breien?


Anonymous said...

As usually,it suit perfect...And all you make is so ""successful"
Good way...
Véro pique-Atelier la masure

Robin said...

Beautiful sweater, I wish I could knit like that.

Phyllis said...

Top! Heb je je zenuwachtig gemaakt om niks. Het is een prachtige trui geworden, vind die hals helemaal het einde en de pasvorm is perfect, staat je enig! Je kan hem vandaag lekker aan, het is er echt weer voor.

{having my} druthers said...

what can i say?


you are gorgeous, the sweater is gorgeous. just, gorgeous! oh, and talented! yes, you are! :)

i expect to see that fair-isle on you this winter! ;)


Unknown said...

Leuk geworden!
En kan je lekker door dragen met dit zomerweer.
Groetjes Karin

Unknown said...

En de kleur vind ik ook heel mooi.
Groetjes Karin

Unknown said...

That looks fantastic on you Lucy, you did a great job!

Mirjam said...

Nou die is zeker heel goed gelukt. Wat een prachtig truitje is dat geworden zeg.
Super mooi gemaakt en je kleurkeuze vind ik ook geweldig....
Lekker hè, als zoiets lekker gelukt is...
Fijn weekend,

Tania said...

Your sweater is gorgeous, and looks lovely on.