Monday, December 31, 2007

Lots of finished objects

I have been busy knitting the last couple of weeks, and with Christmas finished and Christmas presents of knitting items, and sale bargains, the last few days have been very busy indeed.

First some finished items.

Pattern: Vine washcloth
This is a washcloth knit as part of a present for my mum. It only took a few hours, and I really like the pattern, which is very similar to the embossed leaves sock pattern.

Next is the U Necked Vest from Fitted Knits. This is the first item I've knitted from this book. I knit it in Matchmaker Merino DK knitting and had to change the size I knitted to make up for the fact that the pattern is for an aran weight. I like that the substitution worked well and it fits me, but I am not sure about the way it looks on me. From the side it looks fine, from the front I feel I look very boxy, and I think I'd have liked the straps to be a bit narrower. But overall fairly successful.

This Rusted Root from Zephyrstyle is a pattern I've liked for a long time. I found some Rowan wool cotton on sale this week, and this took just over 5 balls. This was knitted using Denise Interchangable needles I got for christmas, and I've been really pleased knitting with them so far. I really like how this has turned out. The sleeves really don't puff out on me like they do on the pattern notes, but I have wide shoulders and I'm not very surprised, and I like the way they have worked out.

Another Zephyrstyle pattern, this is Juliet. I was inspired by the Sexy Knitters Knitalong, and some lovely examples of this on Ravelry. It is knit out of Jaeger Merino Chunky. I love the colour, and knitting in chunky was so quick. I think it looks good on the duck tape dress form, but not convinced on me. I'm reserving judgement until I've got some nice buttons.

1 comment:

goldfishgirl said...

Those are beautiful FO's, I particularly like your Rusted Root sweater. I'm knitting a version of 'Wicked' also from Zephyrstyle, it's such a simple pattern, but really elegant.