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Friday, July 18, 2008

Oblique Finished!

oblique done 1

I finally have all the bands sewn onto Oblique!

All the details:

The only major change I made was to lengthen the sleeves a bit which is something I almost always do on my sweaters (yes, I have gorilla arms). The sweater came out longer than it should have though (and used more yarn) because I wasn't thinking about the fact that alpaca yarn (drapey) and lace stitches (drapey) would be really drapey and should probably be measured vertically, rather than just laying the pieces out to check length. I actually love the length of it, but if I hadn't had way more yarn than the pattern called for I would have been a very upset Pink Lemon. I haven't put in buttons yet, but I did make the buttonholes for the top two buttons - one on each side to hold the sweater overlapped. I really like the way it looks unbuttoned (and it seems to be staying on just fine) and if I want to close it up, I can always use one of my shawl pins. I'll probably wait before I decide for sure what to do with it buttonwise, but if I decide to totally skip them and just pin it, I'll just Kitchener-ish stitch the buttonholes closed (maybe it would actually be duplicate stitch) anyway, I'm 99% sure I can fix it so no one will ever guess there were buttonholes there.

oblique done 4

Happy? Oh yes! I think I'll really get a lot of wear out of this one! That's one more sweater for Fall, one giant leap for the Pink Lemon's Fall Wardrobe! (Yeah, sorry about that one.)



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

I LIKE it!!! It's great - looks like it will be something you wear everywhere! Congrats!!!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Edna said...

I love this sweater! Could I have one too? Beautiful work, as always.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Alotta.knittin said...

Beautiful!! Must.resist.casting.on.for.oblique!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Gorgeous sweater! I love sweaters a bit long, so this really appeals to me. Wonderful work!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very, extremely pretty and cozy. I like the added length, too.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

It looks great!! You aren't alone in needing to use more yarn, apparently it is a glitch in the pattern, that most everyone needs at least 200 more yards than stated in the pattern.

10:41 AM  
Blogger PurlingPirate said...

Totally awesome!!! Way to go!!!

10:51 AM  
Blogger the boogeyman's wife said...

wow, that looks great! for some reason i don't remember the original pattern looking so good....i like your added length.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...


1:13 PM  
Blogger gail said...

WoW! You did a super job on this Melanie. And it fits just perfect!! It's been cool watching your progress on this and then seeing the finished sweater. You're a great blogger keeping us all up to date!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Beautiful! And it looks so nice on you - great job!

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Judi said...

That is one beautiful sweater, congratulations!

6:43 PM  
Blogger ayla said...

I love this sweater! I would make it, but I want it to have pockets. I adore cardigans with pockets.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

It's gorgeous & I do agree with you that the length is nice for you. You look great!

11:03 PM  
Blogger baby face said...

I love that sweater and you did
a great job. It's lovely. I particularly like all the open lacy work.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

Beautiful! Very nice work. I like the added length. Of course, I am partial to sweater coats.

8:20 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

It's lovely! And I did a sweater for my mom out of Andean Silk last fall and will definitely use it again, too. A very nice experience.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Love this sweater!! Looks great on! Thanks so much for the link. It actually comes in larger sizes, too!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Love the way yours turned out. I never take mine off! haha :)

2:32 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Ah, droolworthy, I'm telling you.

I didn't speak to me at all when I saw it in Knitty. Go figure.

11:44 AM  

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