Sunday, 26 August 2012

New Sweater In A Week

My knitted sweater is finished. The pendant is my creation in polymer clay. 
I started last sunday and have knitted a lot. I finished it yesterday and I was very excited to see the fit. After all I changed the yarn, number of stitches and how the sleeves were knitted.

I simply must say: I am so pleased with my new tent. So soft, warm and light. It is like sitting inside feathers. In spite of being alpaca. And I like the color - I do not look alive in grey or brown as the pattern calls for.

I find it a bit boring that we are supposed to wear those colors until next June. Well, a lot of people look amazing in those colors. But I do not.

The pattern says to cast on 80st. I cast on 94 for the front and the back. The front is 73cm long and the back 3cm longer. That made a perfect tent for me - after all I am tall.

I saw another knitter on Ravelry who picked up stitches for the sleeves along the front and back.

And that was a great tip - in spite of me unraveling to get the right amount of stitches and the decreases to work.

With some jewelry and a shawl or scarf it actually looks like something I could wear outside amongst other people. LOL!!!

The leaf on the photo is my polymer clay creation made some time ago. It fits the autumn that is nearly here.

I do love my new sweater and that I chose a color I like. I am prepared for hot coffee, snow and a lot of months with dreams of summer. In colors!!!

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Tynn Alpakka (Du Store Alpakka), Plum mohair (Rauma)
Needle: 6mm
Size: Front is 73cm long, back is 76cm long, sleeves are 44cm long
Pattern: Skappelgenser (in norwegian)
My Ravelry Page: Completely Oversized
A red shawl is just what the sweater need.



28 comments:

  1. Herlig innlegg!
    Genseren ser deilig ut, fargen er jo bare nydelig. Samme med smykket; nydelige høstfarger og passer jo fint til genseren.
    Godt det er flere som er klar for høsten.
    Ha en fortsatt fin søndag- og nyt kaffekoppen! :-)

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    1. Tusen takk Britt!!! Kos deg resten av helgen!!

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  2. It's gorgeous. So lush and comfortable, something to snuggle in in the long cold winter nights!

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    1. Thank you so much - it is really lovely to wear!!

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  3. A great sweater, lovely colour!!! I just love the combination of turquoise and red...

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    1. Thank you very much vicarno!!! I love those two colors together too!!

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  4. Skikkelig kosegenser! Deilig med prosjekter som man kan strikke ferdig på en uke! Som regel ender jeg opp med pinne nr 3, og bruker adskillig mer enn en uke, som igjen går på tålmodigheten løs.

    Men det kan da umulig være meningen at alle skal gå i samme farge? Synes ditt fargevalg var godt, har også sett den i rosa, selv hadde jeg nok gått for oransje. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle. Samme her - alltid tynne pinner. Men det var godt å strikke noe kjapt. Ga mersmak. Oransje - ja det ville vært skikkelig flott!!

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  5. It looks fabulous I'd say. Good choice making the arms narrower so you can wear it under an outergarment!

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    1. Thank you Nina Lise!!! Thinking of you!!

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  6. You look great in this 'tent'. I remember the 70ies, we all wore these kinds of big sweaters. I knitted one when I was 14, and it grew together with me, so much that it still fitted me when I was 20.
    Your styling is great : the white t shirt and the beautiful colour accent of the necklace are just perfect. Grtz, rozemie

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    1. Thank you so much Rozemie!! I know - the 70s and the 80s were years for biiiig sweaters!!!

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  7. Another masterpiece Lone!!! Your knitting talent is absolutely stunning!
    big hugggs

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    1. Thank you so much Chris!!! Hugs to Scotland to you!!

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  8. Nu siger du telt,men man kunne jo også sige kjole. Den er altså blevet rigtig fin. Og noget lækrere end originalen, hvis jeg må sige det
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Tusen tak Dorte - kjole havde jeg egentlig ikke tænkt på. Men du har jo ret!!! Og det må du gerne sige - he he!!

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  9. Wauv,lækker sweather,du har da været super hurtig,kan godt forstå du bare elsker den allerede

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    1. Tusind tak Gitte - den skal jeg bo i til vinter!!!

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  10. I must admit to having been quite incredulous as to why so many were knitting that sweater... but... your version has convinced me why. It is absolutely beautiful and fits you fantastically!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. I actually thought the same thing before knitting it. Now I love mine...

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  11. Lone, it's gorgeous and I am so awed that you always have just the right accessories for your knitted sweaters! I'm not a grey or brown girl either--I love bright colors all year round!

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  12. I agree with Deb, gorgeous!!! One week, wow, you are talented girl!!! And, I love the color you made the sweater in! Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you very much Stacy!!! Hugs to you too!!

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  13. Det er den fineste versjonen jeg har sett av denne genseren! Veldig mye finere i litt friskere farge enn grå og beige. Den blir nok god å ha utover vinteren. Selv får jeg altfor sterke assosiasjoner til 80-tallet og føler meg i grunnen ferdig med den perioden. Så her kommer den ikke på pinnene. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Vibeke!!! Ja, dette er litt 80talls. Men jeg lot meg overbevise... Godt å ha til vinteren!!

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  14. Love it, love it, love it!
    Strikka jeg også... i lys-rosa:) Med angora og alpakka fra Sandnes! På pinner nummer 7! Og det gikk så fort, og resultatet ble virkelig telt, men jeg elsker den! Så nå må jeg strikke til datra også... og sikkert mange flere! Du har rett! Det er som å være dekket med fjær! Fantastisk deilig:)

    Takk for at du ga meg ideen! Uten deg, hadde jeg ikke fått dette med meg:)

    Go-klemM

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    1. Tusen takk Marit Rakel - så gøy at du også hev deg på bølgen!!! Så glad at du fant dette ut!!! Klem til deg!!

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