Wednesday, February 22, 2012

the first of the tiny sweaters

I'm plugging away on the "Petite Facile Pullover" from the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave Knits. It's got an unusual construction method, which I'm enjoying. You're looking at the back of the sweater, plus the back of both arms. Next I'll go over each shoulder to knit the front. Basically, I'll end up seaming the sides and the bottom of each arm. The yarn is one of my favorites, Miss Babs Yummy Handpainted Superwash in the "Forest Afternoon" colorway. It's hard to capture the depth of this yarn in photos ... think mostly green, with intermittent pops of blue and camo taupe.

I would have never considered knitting this pattern if it hadn't been a recent post about it by Grumperina ... it seemed completely un-noteworthy when I received that issue of Interweave Knits. Maybe because the white yarn doesn't highlight the yummy garter yoke well (see below)?

It's knitting up super fast, so hopefully I'll have this in "finished object" territory soon!

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That yarn is absolutely perfect for that sweater! Wonderful job!

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  2. Sooo pretty in that yarn! Can't wait to see it altogether. Makes me wish for some wee ones to knit for.

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  3. Sometimes the yarn used in the original can make or break the pattern. Love your yarn choice!

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  4. oooh i love quick projects. I really dont have the staying power for big stuff. :(

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