Friday, August 26, 2011

A sweater!

This sweater was inspired by a new pair of shoes {pictures to come}, which got me thinking about cool fall days, apple picking, and another wine tour in the Finger Lakes region?! oh my

For now, I've been slipping the sweater on to ward off the chill of early mornings... and that's just when I took these pictures ~ on a cool morning still in my pjs!

The pattern is Cassis, by Thea of BabyCocktails {a great read if you're looking for blogs!}.

As you can tell, I made a few modifications. Knitting sleeves and making it slightly shorter than the pattern. For the sleeves, I following this version ~ adding the lace pattern to the sleeves, and decreasing slightly as I knit them down from the shoulder. The yarn is Lion Brand's Fisherman's wool, and I used size 7 Addis.

Sweater length is always a puzzle for me. This sweater was supposed to be longer than I knit it. I stopped short because I was worried that the length wouldn't look good on me ~ making me look bottom heavy and frumpy. After I was finished, I realized that the sweater stops right at the widest point of my hips {you might not be able to tell from these pictures}. It doesn't look bad, but I'm wondering if it would look even better if it stopped just above that point? decisions decisions. If I get ambitious, I'll take some pictures and analyze the heck out of it :)!

I'll think about it while I'm out picking flowers...

Have a happy weekend!


lynn said...

Love that sweater! Sweater weather....bring it on!

juicyknits said...

BabyCoctails is new to me, both as a blog and as a designer. Thanks for sharing, the cardi looks great!

Eva said...

i love a good sweater! summer is just not a fashion-lovers friend i think. :)