Friday, July 27, 2007

FO: Airy Wrap-Around Lace Sweater

I finished it and I love it! Of course modifications, de riguer of well-fitted knits, abound. Not too many though as Stefanie Japel seems to design dang near specifically for my body type. She's 6'0" tall and I'm 5"11" which means automatic long arms and legs and/or torso. Kismet that can only be found in the Knit/crochet fashion world.

I only made two changes. The first one was to create a side slit between the cabling to thread one of the ties through. This cut down on bulk and made the garment lay better. It also exposed the ribbing in the back rather than covering it up.

The second modification was to shorten the opposite tie by 24.5" or 7 pattern repeats. I didn't think it was necessary for both ties to wrap around my waist. The tie that is threaded wraps around my waist and meets the other at the front to give a smooth tie. Enjoy the pics!

Time: July 14th - July 26th
RAM Angora (Mohair Laceweight), Just under 2 skeins (545yds each)
Size 11 US

More details on my Ravelry page.



Christie said...

That is so cute! And I love the color! I looked through that book and am totally wanting to order it!

Great job!

PAJNSTL said...

You really did a great job!

Virtuous said...

It looks really good Kamika!

Great modifications!

Knitaholictoo said...

Beautiful job! The color is great!

Brown English Muffin said...

That is beautiful and I'm not into knitting much at all...job well done! Thanks for sharing!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Love how that looks. I have that book and there are so many cute things I want to knit!