Tuesday, September 22, 2009

just in time for autumn..ha!

Happy first day of autumn to everyone! I finished my Provence Broken rib sweater a couple of weeks ago. I really like it a lot. I've yet to wear it though, because just after I completed and blocked it, I got the poison ivy that wouldn't go away. Not very attractive in a sleeveless shell. I joked with Kristyn that I could go ahead and take some photos and label them "the new look for lepers". Seriously, that's how bad my arms looked. We won't even talk about my legs. I seriously want to say, "Thanks" so much to everyone who sent well wishes for me with the poison ivy...I really appreciated all your prayers and thoughts. And gratefully the poison is finally subsiding (due to prayer and prednisone). I had Maggie take some photos of me on Sunday when the day was ending. I'll probably be wearing this sweater with a jacket for the time being....it's starting to get a bit chilly for sleeveless tanks. Here's the nitty gritty:
Pattern: Provence Broken Rib Yoke by Kristin TenDyke for Classic Elite Yarns
Needles: Size 6, circular
Yarn: Jo Sharp, Summer Soho, color Pennant #21, I used 5 skeins
Size: MediumMods: I knit the sweater in the round instead of flat. (this was a new thing for me...if you're thinking about trying it, go for it!) I slipped the first stitch of every other round to give a false seam down the side. By knitting it in the round, I had no seaming to do whatsoever. Fabulous. I also did a single crochet around each arm hole to tidy up where the stitches were cast off.

This was a fun knit...and even with improvising it and changing it to be knit in the round, the directions were easy to follow and convert...I think this sweater will get a lot of wear. I might even try it with a long sleeve tee underneath...maybe.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's loveley!!!!! It looks so good on you!!! I'm glad that your poison ivy has finally cleared up!!!
Emily

Stephanie said...

Love the baby cable neckline and edge, probably one of my favorite stitches! The color is so pretty too!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a lovely sweater. I bet with some light sleeves it is perfect for this fall. Glad to hear your poison ivy cleared up ;)!

Anonymous said...

*lovely* lol sorry!!! =)
Emily

Green Acres in the City said...

Love this!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I simply JUST LOVE IT! It is amazing to me that you made that. I like it equally as well with a jacket..darling look. Oh, how I wished we lived close so you could teach me to knit.

So sorry to hear about your pi. I have been out of the loop for a couple of weeks. My husband gets it horribly too. Sounds just awful. Glad you are on the mend.

Anonymous said...

I love to sweater Mom. It looks so good on you. And who ever took your picture is just amazing.

~Maggie

Heather said...

OK, I am in love with this, especially since you did this entire thing in the round (I am so not a fan of seaming). I also the false seam look that you created. That is brilliant!

So pretty

Ruth said...

It looks great. I am new to knitting and don't think I'm ready for this kind of pattern yet. But maybe someday.

Glad the poison ivy is cleared up.
Ruth

Chris said...

This is a very cute top! I love the color. I know what you mean about working in the round. I plan to convert as many "flat" projects to round as I can in the future. So glad you're feeling better.

Kristen said...

That looks beautiful on you! So happy you like the design :)

larissa said...

The sweater is beautiful and it fits you so nicely! I love that you knit it in the round and added a faux seem - so smart! I'm really loving sweaters knit on smaller needles these days - they seem to fit better and keep their shape over time. You did a great job! and I, too, am so glad your poison ivy ordeal is nearly over.

Denise said...

Ooh this looks lovely on you, I love it with the blue denim :-) Hope your p-ivy is all better!

Kristyn Knits said...

lovely, lovely, lovely
you, the sweater, your photographer

your skill set is so advanced!
It's a blessing having a friend so talented...like having a real life reference book...only better!!

not even finding joy in knitting right now. guess I'll have to remedy that.

fromallstitchedup said...

I love it and it fits great. That is hard to do. I love the tip of the slipped stitch to create the fake seam. That's a good tip and I never heard of it in 8 years at the lys where I worked.

Mama Sewing said...

What a gorgeous sweater! On my list of things to do - has been for a while - learn how to knit more than a simple scarf or potholder!

Tracy said...

The shell is lovely, Lisa! I do love the bright, pretty blue. The over all shape is flattering, and such a great yarn you chose. The yoke detail is lovely. And it looks great with the jacket too. ;o) So glad the "poison ivy" episode is fading and you're recovering well. :o) ((HUGS))

Alison said...

Lovely finished object! So glad you're feeling so much better!

Hip Mountain Mama said...

This looks great!

Cottage45 said...

Beautiful knitting. Sorry about the itchy stuff.

Julia said...

This is so pretty, I love blue. The jean jacket is a perfect match for warmth and style.

Journeying Five said...

it looks fab! would we really expect anything less? like the jean jacket that can bring it through fall.

Ann said...

A pretty sweater in a prety colour. It really suits you and so well made. I hope you enjoy wearing it.

a friend to knit with said...

oh, lisa! that is LOVELY! absolutely lovely!!!

your maggie really made me smile. :) yes. she is an amazing photographer!!! he photography class is really paying off! :)

Mary said...

Wow crochet! You go girl.