Thursday, 28 July 2011

FO: Mother's Day Lace Sweater

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Pattern: #28 Lace Cardi

Yarn: Elann Superwash Worsted

Needles: 5 and 6 mm circulars (US 8 and 10)

Mods: Eliminated the shawl collar, opted instead to just do a normal ring of ribbing around the sweater. Added sleeves.

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Notes: A huge thank you to Laura who kindly sent me an extra skein when I ran out of yarn. For some reason, I thought it would be super awesome to have all my cream/white coloured yarns together in the same box, so I thought I had more of this yarn that I actually did (no, just loads of other weights/fibers in the exact same colour...). And it turns out, they don't make it anymore. But super Laura to the rescue! The sleeves I added on are bit small, but fortunately my mom has skinny arms.

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This sweater was an unusual knit for me, the construction was not something I'd done before, and the whole second half of knitting it I was constantly battling fears of running out of yarn while simultaneously adding sleeves. my mother picked out the pattern, and it is beautiful, but I find the shaping a bit odd, in that it is most narrow at the hem, and widest through the waist. But the end result is beautiful.

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52 comments:

Diane said...

Just beautiful! And your mom is just as cute as you are!

Karen said...

It looks so pretty and soft. Very elegant on your beautiful mom. I"m glad it worked out that you were able to find another skien, and avert disaster!

CU@5 said...

It's beautiful! It looks well fitted on the pics so that's really interesting what you wrote about shaping.

Jane Meierhenry said...

Beautiful!

purlygirl said...

I love the sleeves. I wouldn't have thought to add them but they really change the feel of the cardi. Beautiful.

Tanis said...

Gorgeous Julie! That sweater is a real stunner. Despite your trials and tribulations with it I think that it turned out perfectly.

Amber said...

love these sleeves! i made this sweater as well, and my mom requested one of her own for her annual birthday sweater- which is in november. i attempted her to change her mind considering i did the cap sleeve version, but adding actual lace sleeves would make a huge difference. (considering i was trying to think how i could make a long sleeve look good in a rib like the original eek weird.) well done!

Nele said...

Gorgeous! Gentle and sweet!

foxflat said...

tell your mom she has a super cool haircut

juicyknits said...

Your mom looks stunning in it!

Emily Repnyek said...

You did a beautiful job. I am sure that your mom appreciates such a beautiful gift.

Katie said...

It looks lovely! I always love seeing large-scale lace. And I think the sleeves turned out realy well - the fit is good, and anything bigger might have been bulky.

Julia said...

Amazing!!!!!!

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Jacey said...

It's just lovely, Julie. The sweater looks so cozy, and your mom looks like she really loves it. I'm so glad another knitter was looking out for you in your yardage crisis!

Noas' Libellule said...

Lovely pattern!

knitreadclick said...

So gorgeous! And it looks light and airy, perfect for summer!

Cinnamon said...

It looks gorgeous! I have this knit in my queue, I may just need to cast on after seeing your finished project (after I finish a baby sweater on size 3 needles first though).

jen said...

So beautiful! I love it with the ribbing you chose, what a lucky mom!

Michele said...

That came out beautiful! And it fits your mom very well. I like the sleeves - they are a great touch!

Jolene said...

Guess it would be overkill to recommend this for a Modification Monday...

Beautiful sweater and mods!

kokorimbaud said...

What a lovely pair, your mom and the cardi!

juniperjune said...

lovely! it looks great on her!

mikka said...

That is gorgeous! Congratulations on such a pretty FO - your mom looks fantastic in it!

margaux said...

SO lovely!

italiandishknits.com said...

Wow - just gorgeous! I love the white.

abipolz said...

Just lovely!

Clumsy Knitter said...

The sweater looks great and I love the color. Your mother makes a great model, too. :)

knittinginatree said...

Oh! It's fun to see another version of this pattern. I love your mods and your mom looks great in it.

jdknitter said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! I need to make this one for my mom too!! :D

ifandany said...

it turned out beautifully! your momma looks quite pleased!

Jenny said...

This looks really beautiful. And it fits your mother just perfect. :-)

Isabelle said...

How very beautiful! Very elegant.
Your mother is so lovely, as well.

Maryse said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great photos! I love how it looks: light and white!

Vtknitboy said...

fabulous!! sweater & mom look great!

one question: if i doesn't have sleeves, would it be considered a vest? (i don't mean this snarkily!)

Phoe said...

Lovely!

Kara said...

Your mom looks stunning in that lovely lacey sweater.

Hania said...

Stunning! Great job! :)

Bobbie said...

Just beautiful!

iikku said...

So beautiful.

CanarySanctuary said...

That is a fantastic FO. Congrats on a present well made and happily gifted!

Katarzyna said...

Wow it's amazing. It looks pretty and elegant. I hope that I try in the future do it :P

Allison said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it in white, but I can imagine a whole bunch of fruit-punch shades being cute, too.

Francesca said...
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Francesca said...

This is seriously really really pretty!



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Hilary said...

Yep, that's gorgeous! Beautiful style and looks so wearable, too!

Eva said...

This turned out lovely!

1funkyknitwit said...

Isn't your mum a pretty lady :) ..the cardi looks very pretty on her and I'm glad you found that other ball to complete it - worth it !
Like your mods too.

Knit-Zilla said...

Beautiful lace work! It is so open and airy, and perfect in white for summer. It would be really sexy in black. Your Mother's raspberries look yummy too.

Pille said...

Gorgeous, very very beautiful, just love your blog and your work!!

colormypurls said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Ru said...

What a beauty!!!! And I love the cardigan too..:)