4/30/08

Knit FO - Sunflower Tee

Finally finished my freestylin' knit project. The pic doesn't do it any justice, I incorporated ascending tulip cables in the sweater, which adds quite a bit of texture. Somewhere during the process, I cabled out of control and the design just didn't materialize the way I envisioned it. Despite my cable flaws, the sweater fits and feels great. I wore it with a grey suit and the grey & yellow was a great combination.


The cable design came from Harmony Guide: Cables & Aran, which has the most beautiful cable stitches and selected the Ascending Tulips. I want to purchase the Harmony Guide: Lace & Eyelet too. The inspiration in these books are bountiful.



For the shaping I used a free pattern from Lion Brand, called the All-Season Shell. I thought this pattern would help me achieve the shaping I needed, because of the rib stitches, which creates a stretchy fabric, and the fact that I was using a stretch yarn it worked out perfect. For the sleeves, I used the instructions from a pattern in Knit Simple's Spring/Summer 2008 issue, called the Sunshine Tee. I also modified the sleeves by doing a few rows of rib stitches to match the rib stitches at the hem of the garment. I guess, its only fitting that I call mine the Sunflower Tee....lol


As for the yarn, totally luv it, the memory on this yarn is phenomenal and down right soft. I would luv to get my hands on some variegated cotton/elastic yarn and work up another one with cables.

Lastly, did I say I luv this yarn...haha!


Started/Finish: 4/1 - 4/28/08
Fiber Content: 98.3% Cotton 1.7% Elastic
Used: 5
Needles: Size 4
Pattern: All-Season Shell (Revamped)
Garment Size: Medium






16 comments:

jae said...

oh wow! this looks like an inverted version of the antler cables i just did for a sweater! I love the pattern and I am really beginning to have an affinity for cables myself. The sunny yellow color is a hit and shows off the pattern so well. thanks for the close up...

Adrienne said...

Very cute!

Virtuous said...

You finished!!!

I love that cable design!

Pajnstl said...

right on time for spring.. very Cute!!

del said...

Girl, that is gorgeous. I love that color! Great job. Um, when will you start submitting designs, huh??

Cas... said...

Very nice! You are doing such a good job on your knitting! I love the color! It took you less than a month too! Wow! I am impressed!

Keep up the good work!

Lesalicious said...

Love the tee the color is great. You did great on those cables. Great job.:)

Mary Sarah said...

It's gorgeous! It looks great on you too! Way to go!!!

Lashell said...

Beautiful Sweater!!!!! The color is so pretty and springy. I have all 3 of the Harmony books also. I have not used them for anything yet but I love the pictures

Robin said...

Great color, and I love Esprit too!

gold said...

Lady you are always making and doing something!!And everything always comes out fantastic!!:)

NikkiJ said...

You call it free stylin' but what is really is is designing. I think it's time for you to start writing these patterns down and selling them.

Sheila said...

Hello All and Thanks for the awesome compliments.

@ Dell & Nikkij: Thanks so much for the encouragement. I've been thinking about submitting a design, and looking forward to trying my hand at another garment for submission. I just need to check-out which companies are accepting submissions.

Deb-VA said...

From one cable lover to another - this is awesome. I agree with others: your talent deserves to be shared. I have purchased plenty of designs off Ravelry & I would order this one too.

k_purls2 said...

this is amazing! great job.

Tany said...

Gorgeous and it looks wonderful on you! Bothe the color and the design are great!