Friday, October 14, 2011

neutrals and texture

Last week I saw a sweater in a window
that triggered my imagination.
...And it was a potential stash busting, too!

Got home, and explored my stash, 
where I found all I needed 
(why am I not surprised?!!?).


I love the two neutral tones mixed together, the texture, the idea of super warm in a cold winter day.

left photo from Christopher Fisher collage by moi



Best thing of DIY: you can change things up to suit your preferences! I LOVE high turtle necks, and this sweater is so heavy and warm (and not itchy) that a turtle neck was very much needed!

This is what I used: (all leftovers!)


I used:
* needles 3.5 mm for the 2:2 ribs on the wrist, waist and collar
* needles 4 mm for the stockinette on the back and sleeves
* needles 10 mm for the seed stitch on the front



And, in case you want to make one for yourself, here's the pattern for the raglan sleeve sweater:
I didn't put the number of stitches because need to be adjusted with whatever yarn you'll be using.
The measurement in the pattern would be for a size 2.
click on image for bigger size

happy knitting!!
xox, d.

16 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Beautiful! Love the color combination you used. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/10/fibers-on-friday.html

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  2. the combination is awesome.... How quick do you knit??? I am amazed!!!
    Clelia

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  3. You saw the sweater last week!!! last week?? and you have already copied it?!? Don't you ever sleep? I am a really slow knitter and I can't imagine finishing in a week. Colour me impressed.

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  4. The texture is really cool and I like the metallic accents.

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  5. What a lovely idea :) but this colour combo would look totally ghastly on me.

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  6. This is such a creative, funky DIY! It looks so comfy too :) Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  7. you did that yourself? that is sooo good!

    x

    http://scarlet--red.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh wow your sweater is gorgeous! You are so talented!
    Jo-Anna

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  9. wow, that is amazingly perfect!

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  10. Great Job!!! It looks fantastic - and now you have something to wear in cold weather that reduced your stash, and didn't cost you anything more than you had already spent! :)

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  11. This one is most definately better than the original! Love the two tone wool!

    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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  12. wow! This looks great! Love knits!

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  13. This is incredible! I love the yarn mix...very creative and looks so lovely. I am BRAND new at knitting and am amazed at things like this.

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  14. LAST week! How do you do these so fast?

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  15. Wow! Although, I'm not quite ready for the cold weather.

    xoxo
    VintageFunkandJunk.com

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