Thursday, December 18, 2008

finished!

My February Lady Sweater is completely done! I put the buttons on last night and my daughter helped with the photos this morning. (thanks Maggie)
this is me on the way outside for some photos...I'm giddy with excitement!
I love this sweater! It feels great on and I'm sure I'll wear it lots this winter. It was a great pattern to follow and I would recommend it to anyone. The gull lace pattern is easy to read and memorize. I used a kfb increase on the yoke and if I were to do it again, I would leave out the eyelets on the yoke. I don't mind them horribly, but I think I'd prefer the sweater without them. This color looks a little washed out...it's a much darker green than this.
Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. I read on Ravelry that this sweater grows a lot when you block it and I would agree. I got an extra 2 1/2 inches on my sleeves after blocking. They turned out more 7/8 instead of 3/4 length sleeves...oh well. The other nice thing about this pattern is that because it is knit from the top down in one piece, you can try it on as you go. This is great because you can see how the sweater is looking on you and then you can add length to the body or the sleeves. When Kristyn and I were in my LYS a lady came in and we got to talking. She mentioned that she had just finished the FLS. She also added that she knit it in 2 weeks! Wow! Not me. Took me two months. But it was worth it. Love it.

Here's the knitty gritty:

Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne

Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Worsted in hunter green (I think it's more like a loden) I used 5 1/2 skeins

Needles: used size 7 circulars and bound off with size 9

Size: 41" bust - I did 20 lace repeats on both the body and the sleeves with 6 garter ridges at the edges.

Mods: only change was the kfb increase when knitting the yoke

10 comments:

Coach said...

Very Nice! The joy is long awaited!
It looks good on you. I LOVE YOU!!!

Wool Winder said...

Congratulations. It looks great! I like the longer sleeves better.

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love the color and style.

Ellen said...

Wow Lisa, that's georgous! Looks so pretty and just like a professional did it. You definitely have a talent there.

Mary said...

Awesome job Lisa! Your daughter did a good job taking pictures too.

Anonymous said...

That is sooo cute! I'll have to try that one over Christmas break! =0)


Kelly

tiennie said...

I love how yours turned out! It looks great on you!

mark said...

love the look of joy on your face in the first and last pictures. congratulations!! both the creation and the creator are awesome.

Kristyn Knits said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
It turned out AWESOME!!
I love the happiness, joy...just plain old excitement in your face. You did a beautiful job. and the length turned out great on you.

fromallstitchedup said...

The sweater looks great on you !