Thursday, 19 November 2009

FO: November Fitted Pullover


Pattern: February Fitted Pullover

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label (Aran Weight). I absolutely love this yarn!! soft and squishy, with great stitch detail.

Needles: 4.5 mm circulars 

Mods: knitted an extra two inches between the waist decreases and increases, and lengthened the 3/4 sleeves to full sleeves. 

Notes: I. Love. This. Sweater. It's the perfect marriage between a really wonderful yarn and a really wearable, flattering pattern. I knit about 90% of this sweater while drugged up and recovering from having my impacted wisdom teeth removed. Everyone warned me that knitting while under the influence was a bad idea. They shared stories of waking up in a pile of yarn or having to frog everything. I was amazed that the sweater turned out. Error-free, I thought. That is, until about 5 minutes ago when I was looking at the FO shots and thought to myself, "what's that funny line just under the bust section?" So I looked at the sweater. And sure enough, there is a mistake (it's a 2 row pattern, but it looks like I did row 1 twice, and then carried on as usual). So..... it seems I have not produced an error-free knit while under the influence.

Although you've got to admit- it's a pretty well-placed error. It looks like an empire waist detail! At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

38 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

Stunning! This looks so good on you! You have such a gorgeous figure. Would never have spotted your mistake!

Kat said...

It looks great mistake and all!

fingersandtoes said...

It's lovely! I love the photos too. I have so many FOs to post if only I could find someone to take some great photos like that!

hibou said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love the setting for the photos, too! I can't see the error - maybe it's my small screen, maybe I'm blinded by hopeful optimism for my own drug-knit garment in the future. (Noticed the new tagline...nice!)

rebecca said...

that jumper is so nice on you.

Rhian said...

I was just looking at this pattern yesterday and wondering if I wanted to knit it... now I know that the answer is yes! It looks absolutely wonderful, and is so flattering to your (already-excellent) figure. I wouldn't have noticed the error had you not mentioned it. Lovely!

NJ said...

What a beautiful sweater! It looks awesome.

Michele said...

I love the grape-y color.You really are a sweater knitting machine!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! You finish so many projects - I am impressed.

Jane said...

Ohhh that finished sweater just looks wonderful, it fits you perfectly! (And I love the colourway. ;) )

LittleWit said...

Wow it looks amazing! I would say that is an awesomely placed error you may see other people replicating. ;)

Tanis said...

This looks awesome Julie! I love that you include so many gorgeous photo's in your FO posts. Guy really is quite the photographer. Love it!

Phoe said...

Such a great sweater! I didn't notice the mistake until you pointed it out, so you know, not bad. :)

Adriana said...

The sweater looks fantastic! I love Tanis' yarns. I like the set for the photoshoot too :P

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous!!! That sweater is my next project as soon as I get some yarn for it.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

wow it looks gorgeous! I really need to make that pattern now!

RecoveringActor said...

ha! I'm wearing my FLS today. How funny! But it was my first sweater.. so I didn't alter a darn thing because I was too afraid to.

Hilary said...

AWESOME sweater. It's so pretty and flattering and wearable! And, honestly, it took me awhile after you pointed out your mistake to even find it, so...it's your secret. :) I think I might rip out my FLS and make one of these!

Allyson said...

So cute! And after staring at your boobs for an overly-extended amount of time, I can see no mistake.

tee hee

Sophie said...

Gorgeous one and it's tempting to try it as well, you do knit a lot these days ! Wow !!! :)

Kara said...

Another great knit! You keep churning them out. This one is so gorgeous.

knottygnome said...

wow, it looks really great. i like the longer length.

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm totally with you on the well-placedness of that row error. It really looks like it's supposed to be there.
It's a gorgeous sweater. I am immensely jealous of you for being able to wear that fantastic shade of purple (because it just looks muddy on me :( ) and knitting up a (for all intents and purposes) perfect sweater while drugged up!

Susan said...

I make more errors than that while sober! lol. Fabulous indeed.

elliebelle said...

Beautiful! I never would have noticed the mistake if you hadn't pointed it out.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Wow, you're just cranking out the perfect FOs and making the rest of us look bad! LOL I'm impressed that you could do shaping in pattern while drugged up. That takes skill. ;-) Great photos, as usual!

monikita said...

I've been thinking of you so much today. I have a post-root canal abscess, making me feel a kinship to your extraction horror. And in seeing your GORGEOUS sweater, I am hoping I can knit on Lortab, too! Your pullover is seriously stunning.

eliza said...

gorgeous, darlin! looks great on you!

Michele said...

Very pretty sweater and very pretty yarn. You did a great job for someone who was knitting under the influence. Love it!

angelknits said...

What a beautiful sweater! It looks fabulous on you and I wish I have an hourglass figure like you to show it off! Mistake?! It's totally not noticable!
Also love how you pair it and the photo settings!
angel

Alice said...

Wow, everything about it is perfect! The color and shape are so flattering on you. Well done, and I had to squint at the screen for awhile until I even saw your mistake. What a gorgeous sweater :)

Monique said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful and as usual...fits you like a dream!

Salihan said...

You've done it again! That's one pretty pullover. Love the colour of the yarn and the lace. So perfect on you! -me@salihan.com

yoel said...

Gorgeous! All-over lace tops are so pretty and versatile. Great job!

Cassiemarie said...

BBBEEEEuuutiful!!
I love the color and the fit - it is all perfect!!
btw, is that tank top from american eagle? if so I've got the same one. :)
Glad to see you've recovered from the wisdom tooth ordeal - I know the feeling of having four impacted wisdom teeth removed -- ouch! At least they can't grow back! :)
--Cassie

weezalana said...

Gor.GEOUS! Love the design feature as well! ;)

Rima said...

You are really churning them out! Great sweater. And the empire waist story really works well! Not that you would need one--you can hardly tell.

soknitpicky said...

I am soooo behind in my blog reading. This sweater looks amazing on you! And yes, your mistake really looks like an intentional design element. Too cute!