Friday, July 15, 2011

blue knitted sweater

... Finally finished!

So much going on, and this guy was half the way done in a bag. 
But the other night, I managed to finish it! yay!!

Here it is. Perfect for these cool summer nights.




It's probably heavier than the Rag&Bone Holloway sweater that I took the inspiration from, but I wanted a blue, reasonable chunky cotton knit, and now I have it!

I finally found a way to make patterns using Excel and then saving it into jpeg format, so by clicking on the images, you'll be able to print and have a detailed pattern.
Every square is one row and one stitch.



*   Go here the how-to for the "drop stitch stripes"
*   I knitted with 5 1/2 mm needles, and I'm a size 2. 
*   Sweater is a loose fit for me.


For the collar (which is not in the pattern) I casted on 109 stitches, worked on tubular for 10 rows, than knit for one row.
I knitted two more rows on stockinette in a contrast yarn, that I unraveled once i sew the collar onto the neck opening.




(I also don't have a ruler, nor a measurement tape here! Iwill eventually update these info once I'll get back home!!)



xox, d.

linked to some of these parties *<:)

13 comments:

  1. well well well ... looks like a whole lot of work :)

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  2. I like it! I'm going to have to learn to knit one day!

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  3. Impressive!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower! I would love love love if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed linky party!
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I see you around soon!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow ! You continue to amaze me. Making a knitting pattern on Excel - I never would have thought of that.

    Btw, DD and I are visiting NYC at the end of the month, how's the weather?

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  5. I LOVE the idea of making a pattern on excel!! Wow. I am no where near as skilled a knitter as you, but I sure appreciate your work! lovely! blessings ~ tanna
    visiting from Ann's On Sutton Place

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  6. It's beautiful and I'm sure a lot of work.

    Dee

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  7. looks great!!!:) :)
    ps
    Designer Blogs is doing a giveaway for a free button, if your interested come check it out!

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/2011/07/button-botton-who-wants-designer-blog.html

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  8. That looks excellent, well done! I'm so clueless when it comes to knitting, I never know how many stitches or rows I should do

    www.wangsfactory.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful sweater! I've forgotton how to knit! and now my kids are starting to ask to learn, I'll have to try to remember!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

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  11. This is so lovely; too bad I can't knit worth anything or this beautiful sweater would be on my To-Do list. Great job!

    Saw you at Someday Crafts "Whatever Goes Wednesday" party

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  12. Wow! I am impressed! This looks like so much work. It turned out beautiful!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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