Barnacle Sweater Complete
Guess what I wore this weekend??? Yep. THE sweater and I'm quite pleased with it!! It is very soft and the drape is excellent. I heavily modified the sleeve construction and it looks pretty good to me. I love full length sleeves to keep my entire arm warm. There even was a half of skein left over.
So all those troublesome worries of running out of yarn was mere imagination. I do think if I'd kept the original sleeve design it would have been a concern, but now I'll never know. This sweater is made of Tern from Quince and Co. I love love this yarn. It is soft and has a nice twist which makes it quite comfortable to knit with. Give it a try!!
I do love the sweater, I think I could have gone down another size with how wide the neckline ended up but maybe I'm used to smaller necklines. The sweater is a swing style-again not my usual choice in sweater design but I think the wool/silk combination makes the sweater drape nicely.
To close the sweater I used snaps, five to be exact. I was so pleased with my idea and modeled the sweater to my husband who pointed out that the bottom of the sweater was crooked. Well....I sewed the last snap off kilter. A seamstress I am not. It was a quick fix and I'm glad he previewed the sweater before photo time.
Ravelry notes here
How cool is that!! Way to go Karen!ReplyDelete
Eeeeeep!!! I adore it! Lovely lovely lovely :)ReplyDelete
Well done, it looks fabulous! I'm not sure I'll ever be brave enough to invest in such nice yarn to make a garment for myself... but maybe I'll treat myself to some Quince and co one of these days for a child sweater :-)ReplyDelete
Everyone talk about Quince so much that I'm longing to try it soon!
it looks awesome! love the grey! excellent job Karen :)ReplyDelete
Ooh it really is stunning. So pleased you can adapt so you had enough wool. You'r a clever galReplyDelete
It's beautiful! I've hear nothing but greatness about Quince and Co yarns. Some day I'll have to try them out. (:ReplyDelete
Lovely! I've always wanted to knit with Quince. It looks fabulous on you.ReplyDelete
So lovely you clever knitter :). Love the design at the bottom xxReplyDelete
Your sweater is lovely. I too like Quince and Co. their colors are amazing.ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely, lovely! I am smiling thinking of you wearing your beautiful sweater.ReplyDelete
Wow! That looks so beautiful!ReplyDelete
It turned out so pretty! I LOVE it. What a great idea to use snaps for closures, too. I like the way it showcases the stitch pattern in the front bands. Beautiful : )ReplyDelete
Love the pattern and the grey yarn.
Congratulations! It's completed AND beautiful! Now, what's next?ReplyDelete
your sweater is beautiful...ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love that pattern; I have it bookmarked to knit someday… xoReplyDelete
It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
It looks great!!ReplyDelete
it's awesome! i love it.ReplyDelete
it's so pretty! I have yarn to start a second sweater for myself, but I am so nervous this time!ReplyDelete
I love it. Great color! I will have to add this one to my queue as well.ReplyDelete
lovely work and nice fitReplyDelete
Beautiful work! And I like the neckline, so simple and sophisticated at the same time.ReplyDelete
it's so pretty! well done!ReplyDelete
The sweater is gorgeous! I like the scoopy neckline, it looks nice on you and showcases your pretty necklace. Nice Work!ReplyDelete
F.a.b.u.l.o.u.s!!!! Looks beautiful on you!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Such a great color too!ReplyDelete
So awesomely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It's looking fabulous! Tern is one of my favourite yarns, I love the stuff!ReplyDelete
Oh it's turned out lovely.ReplyDelete
Yay! It's *gorgeous*! What an accomplishment! Are you wearing it constantly? I would be. :)ReplyDelete
It looks great. How awesome is it that your husband noticed. I once wore my turtleneck all day without Ben noticing and it even had a pattern on it.ReplyDelete
My goodness! That is beautiful! I do wish I knew how to knit, but I so enjoy seeing your works of art!ReplyDelete
And I see you have a miniature schnauzer. I've had two, Tjabo and Ia, and maybe in the future I'll have one again :)
Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL! and the sleeves worked out wonderfully. Well done! I'm putting this sweater on in my Ravelry queue.ReplyDelete
I love this sooo very much. That's a lot. The shape and color are wonderful, as is the detailing. This looks like one of those sweaters that I would put on and never want to take off! Thanks for sharing these photos with us!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely Karen. Well done!ReplyDelete
Shame on those husbands for pointing out the little inconsistencies. Darn him!ReplyDelete
I bet no one else would notice. It's BEEEAAAUUUTIFUL!
It turned out very great and it looks good on you! :DReplyDelete
It's beautiful and you look great in it!!! I am so jealous. That is one area I cannot make my own clothes.ReplyDelete