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.


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

    Food for Thought

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

  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.

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

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

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

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


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

  9. wow, that is amazingly perfect!

  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! :)

  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

  12. wow! This looks great! Love knits!


  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.

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

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



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