Monday, January 28, 2008

Katarina

Here it is! My first real FO for 2008 (I made socks earlier, but had to frog them). I absolutely love this sweater!

The Katarina design is great. The slightly belled sleeves are flattering and comfortable. The lines of the garter neck and fronts make it cozy without being overwhelming. And I had forgotten how the simple beauty of garter stitch can enhance garments.

The yarn worked out great, too. The natural brown wool with the little silk nubs give the sweater a hand-spun look and feel. No one could ever guess this yarn was recycled!

I probably will make another of this design in the future. Possible variations would include: lengthening the body another inch and adding another half-inch to each front (prior to the ribbing). I'm thinking it would also work well in a linen yarn.

8 comments:

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Beautiful sweater! how do you know if you are going to have enough recycled yarn for a particular project? Do you measure it, or just guess?

Jan-Knit said...

When I frog a sweater, I measure the hanks that result. In this case I had a bit over 1200 yards...perfect for this one!

meliabella said...

Beautiful!!! Love it! How is your design coming btw?

YowlYY said...

I love it! I wish I was so successful in finding good sweaters to recycle... all they seem to have at the local charity shops is nasty acrylic sweaters...bleuuurgh! ;-)

Valerie said...

That turned out lovely!

ellen said...

She is beautiful!

Jen said...

Beautiful!

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