Thursday, August 30, 2012

England Spoke Finale 英国自行车






Project:  England Spoke 英国自行车
Pattern:  Spoke by Lori Versaci, Knitty Winter 2009
Yarn:  Tahki Yarns Ambrosia Slim, 100% wool, Aran weight 
Yardage:  1100 yards in stash
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: July 29 2012
Cast off: August 24 2012
Cost: (Gift from South Bay Knitters retreat)
Previous entries: first, second, third

Notes: Daniella looks smashing in the new sweater! I'm very happy with how it turned out. The pattern gives you option to leave the front open to wear as a cardigan, or sew it up for a pullover. I opted for a pullover. Because of the irregular shape and the stockinette on the edges, I have to arrange it and let the front overlap just so, or it would hang crooked. It's been very warm for the past few weeks, and I look forward to being able to wear it myself. In the mean time, I'm very happy I have Daniella modeling the sweater, and I get to take pictures any way I like.


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19 comments:

Cathy said...

It's so Vogue! You'll be turning heads left right and centre when you go out in this, smashing it's the word!

WonderWhyGal said...

OMG! This is absolutely STUNNING! I agree with sewing it up and making it a pullover. I love how the colors worked out and just the overall look. As always, I am just amazed by your beautiful knitting projects.

doviecaba said...

Wow! What a gorgeous sweater! Those colors and the pattern they make are amazing! Fantastic job :D

Carol said...

Nice job Vivian and I love the colors.

Voie de Vie said...

OhMyBob - that is just gorgeous!!!!! I cannot believe how the color changes worked out perfectly. You definitely will need to snap an action photo once it gets cool enough.

You are sweater-making machine. :)

Nichole said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Happy Friday... btw, make sure you scroll back on my blog this week, I have 2 doggy related giveaways! :)

Maria said...

Oh. Wow! That is one of the most stunningly beautiful sweaters I've seen! I love it!

Michelle said...

This is a very visually interesting design. It looks wonderful!

Ali said...

I love the colours and the design of your sweater, very unique. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

Little Miss Adventure said...

Wow, this is great! And also now on my 'To Do' list!

Spinster Beth said...

I can't think of anything to say that conveys how gorgeous this sweater is ... wow. I'm stunned into silence.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That's really dramatic! A real show-stopper! WOW!

Lynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Vivian said...

For those that want to knit this sweater, take a look at the finished projects on Ravelry. Some of them were done in solid yarns and some in more stripy yarns. Different yarns definitely give it a different look.

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow, you couldn't have picked a more attractive yarn, it is beautiful with that pattern! I'm definitely queuing that beauty for when I'm feeling ambitious. This may be one of my favorites of yours Vivian!

AllyB said...

It's breath taking! I love the color and I'm sure it will look fabulous on you with your dark hair. Great job!

Kathryn Ray said...

That turned out amazing! As if there was any doubt. ;-)

I love it.

RobinBrz said...

Dramatic and powerful - what an amazing sweater. I was entranced by the yarn as you were working on it, and seeing it finished I'm blown away! This is a head turner for sure!! Nice job!

Heather Woollove said...

Wow, Vivian...how dramatic and stylish! I'll bet it looks wonderful on you, too! XO-