Sunday, September 04, 2005


Yes, I know you all were expecting the Rebecca sweater. But it's not here yet. Wednesday afternoon, at the same moment that I discovered that the latest issue of Magknits was up, I was stricken by a very unusual case of knitting ADHD. I put down my nearly finished Rebecca sweater to cast on for Tivoli.

My Own Tivoli

Pattern: Picovoli (Tivoli) by Grumperina, 32 inch size
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay in pink (color 12009) and ivory (color 12002)
Needles: US size 5
Time to knit: 4 days
My personal touch: Single crochet "piping" on all edges in a contrasting color.
Cat: Elly (see photo below)
Other thoughts: I really love the picot edging that Kathy added to this pattern for Magknits. However, I had been planning the contrasting edging for some time now that I wanted to do it my way first. If I make the sweater again, I will do the picots.
Less squinty, indoor photo:
Elly approves

By the way, the Rebecca sweater is finished, too. However, the crochet edging needed a bit of taming so the sweater is now pinned to my blocking board with soaking wet edgings.


grumperina said...

Even your kitty likes it!

Seriously, it looks great, and I love the contrasting edging and the fit :). Great job, congrats!

amylovie said...

It looks so cute on you! Your kitty really kicks it up a notch as well in the cute factor.

Have a great Labor Day,

Alison said...

Looks great! I really like the color.

Cordelia said...

It's beautiful! The contrast is really a lovely touch.

(Bright sunshine pictures are always so hard to get right...)

Ruth said...

Oh, that looks great on you. The contrasting trim really sets it off beautifully.

Jennifer said...

That looks great! Wow, and you got it done so quickly too!

Mintyfresh said...

Nice job, you speedster!

Joanna said...

Holy cow, wasn't that pattern just posted a few days ago? Impressive! ;) And it looks great!!

Ruthanne said...

I love your tivoli! The contrast is super and it looks great on you! Congrats on a speedy knit!

Rachel said...

Wow, that does look fantastic. Makes me want to do another one, or redo mine, or something. Did the crochet edge help with the curling? Isn't it supposed to do that? Did you add it all on after? Sorry for the ignorant questions -- I have never done anything crochet but I'm thinking it's time to learn.

Nicole said...

WOW! I love so beautiful. ::drool:: I wonder if I could pull of wearing that myself. Hmm... :)

Beatriz in CA said...

Wow! You are fast! I can't wait to finish mine. I'm using the same Cathay color...yours look so beautiful, feminine, and flattering. Just had to post a comment...(I'm a blog reader/knitter). Congratulations on a fantastic project.

Wanda said...

I found your blog by way of Grumperina's gallery and wanted to tell you how great your Tivoli looks. I like the contrast color. Looks really great.

webhill said...

Is there any possibility you can post a close-up of the edging on this? I want to do the same thing to mine but I'm not quite sure about it. Thank you very much in advance if you do this for me :)