Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rose Leaf Pullover

I did finish up the seaming/weaving in ends last night at SnB. Theresa was kind enought to get a picture of me modeling it:

Here's the obligatory "deck photo":
(click to get a larger view)

Project Info:

Pattern: Rose Leaf Pullover (that's not an official name)
Pattern source: Paton's leaflet Great Inspirations
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Provincial Rose
Needles: size 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4.0 mm)
Problems with the pattern: none that I found
Changes to the pattern: Well, apart from my usual yarn change (the pattern was designed using Paton's Paridiso Cotton... not a fun yarn to knit with), I reversed one of the lace/moss stitch patterns so they mirrored.
Overall Impressions/Notes: This was a great project. I had started this pattern back at my heaviest with the Paton's Paridiso yarn. It was a nightmare to knit with. It was taking me forever. As I lost weight, I realized that a: that it wasn't going to fit any longer and b: I knew I would never finish it as I hated knitting with the yarn. The Cotton Fleece worked out beautifully. Much nicer to knit with and I just love the color (I have yet to get a good photograph of the color- I had to do some manipulation this morning to even get close!) I see this getting a lot of wear: a nice weight sweater, not too warm, not too cool. A good "between seasons" pullover in a nice bright cheery color.

So that's done, now what? Well, the Deco Ribbon vest isn't working out. It's stiff and too small. I think I'll restart it on a larger needle, as I do like the pattern a lot. I have a couple of things started that I want to move into the "priority" project, but I'll have to see what strikes my fancy... I'll keep ya posted!

Happy Knitting!


At 8:55 AM , sUsAn said...

Pretty pretty pretty!!! Sorry to have missed the live modeling last night!

At 9:22 AM , Kristen said...

It's beautiful, Cindy, great job!

At 9:35 AM , Liz said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! I'm impressed. :) It looks great on you, too!

At 11:48 AM , Acornbud said...

Wow, what a great project. I love the color and the pattern. Looks great on you, too!

At 7:54 PM , juliet said...

that is a gorgeous sweater - the pattern is fabulous and the colour is just exquisite

At 7:56 AM , Cindy said...

thanks everyone! I'm very happy with the finished sweater! I looove the color, too!!!

At 11:14 AM , Becky said...

Looks great Cindy! I love the color and the pattern! Wonderful work!


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