Friday, October 14, 2005

Amazing Grace!

Happy Happy!

(unusually large photo, I know)
Pattern: Grace from Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora book, size small
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8 in color 25, 100% merino wool, 16 balls (and only one knot!)
Needles: US sizes 7 and 8
Modifications: Did a three-needle bind off for the shoulder seams. Didn't bind off the back neck stitches so that I could knit the collar on directly without picking up stitches or otherwise creating a seam. (However, I did have to pick up one stitch at each shoulder seam to close up holes and to make the ribbing work out properly.)
Comments: I love this sweater. Love it! Why?
1. The fit is exactly what I wanted. It's relatively close-fitting, enough room for a short-sleeved shirt underneath.
2. The sleeves come down just past my wrists so I don't have to fold up the cuffs.
3. The yarn is perfect for this sweater. It holds the cables and the ribbing perfectly and the sweater is relatively light for the amount of yarn that's in it. I think the cotton angora would not have shown the cables well and would have been heavier and would have stretched over time. The yarn is also soft enough to wear next to the skin.
4. It's the sweater I've always dreamed about: cardigan, cables, not over-sized
5. It's pink!

cable goodness

29 comments:

zibibbo said...

*gasp* She's bellissima!!!

And a lovely color on you. Wow!

Christie said...

So beautiful! The cables and the color and the fit! I know you're going to enjoy it! Thanks for being a part of the KAL!

me myself and i said...

gorgeous!!! simply beautiful!

Angela said...

Wow! That looks great! Your cables look perfect!

Ruth said...

What a fabulous sweater ... and it looks simply smashing on you. I can't believe you finished it so quickly!

Kira said...

Very very nice. Very very quick too.
Congratulations!

Nessie Noodle said...

GORGEOUS cable work, and a wonderful color on you! I am still trying to get brave enough to make a sweater-
VERY nice!

Rachel said...

Holy moly, woman! You are a knitter extraordinaire! I think I knit about 6 rows on the reversible rib shawl in the amount of time it took you to knit Grace. Heck, if it took you so little time, why don't you go ahead and make me one while you're at it? I'll take mine in green. ;)

(I hope it is not necessary for me to say just kidding.)

Ingrid said...

Stunning! Looks great on you, and as always kntted with much skill.

amylovie said...

What a stunning sweater. You look beautiful in it Laura.

Amy

Agnes said...

Lovely lovely! For me, I would like it to be a bit shorter ... it's just me! You're right, the fit is perfect. Congrats on this lovely FO.

Pumpkinmama said...

Just gorgeous! What a wonderful sweater. Wear it with pride!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous! You're right - that yarn looks really good. Congrats!

Alison said...

Okay, that is just too gorgeous! I love the cables and the color. Too many projects calling to me!

strangelittlemama said...

wow!!! That is amazing!! Two weeks??!! It's beautiful.

Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous!! You look stunning in it. Beautiful!! Bravo!

Genia said...

Beautiful!

grumperina said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy wearing your new pink sweater!

knit chick said...

You ROCK! The sweater is beautiful!

And only one knot in 16 balls?!?! Unbelieveable!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! That's one of the most beautiful sweaters I've seen in a long time - and I love pink! You did a great job on this. You should be proud. Dorothy (Missouri Star)

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! And such a lovely color! :)

goodkarma said...

Wow, that turned out soooo well! It's gorgeous! You look so pretty in pink, too. You must be the happiest girl! :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous sweater! I just love the Aurora 8 (it knits up some wonderful) and it sure makes the patterns stand out beautifully.

Darcie said...

BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL

Karen said...

And you didn't throw that into the box with the yarn you sent me why? :) It's gorgeous!!!! Do all the fast knitters live in TX?

Jenn said...

So beautiful (you and the sweater) You did a great job!

Jo said...

Your cables are PERFECT, the sweater looks absofrigginlutely amazing on you.

Brava! Four stars. :)

Cordelia said...

Omigod I know I'm late, but Grace is BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Laura! It looks terrific. It's one of the best sweaters around, I think.

- MJ