Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Colours in pictures

Today I took my girl to the airport and while the temperature was close to zero I was happy to see her go with a new sweater. This is Fall Colours.I started from the top with 2,5 mm needles, switched to bigger needles (2,75 mm) while proceeded with the yoke and added more stitches. The stockinette part is done with size 3 mm. When I was done with the yoke ribbing, I changed the construction to raglan shaping. (What looks like piping is very easy to do, it is just folded stockinette, but I will try to remember to show you that in pictures in the future.) The little bird is added with embroidery later on.The sleeves are very long on purpose and I used two different colours for the ribbings. The hem is steamed so that it pulls inwards just a little bit and is finished with few purl rows.All in all, I am happy how this turned out. It has this simple and easy feel to it, it is very light and I am sure it will get lots of wear.I am making progress on the dress, there is plenty of stockinette behind and there is even more ahead... I am nowhere near finishing it next week... which is good because then I don't need to start worrying about what would be the next sweater...

I hope you too are settled in long rows of knits and purls.

Lene

42 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! The colors are lovely.

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  2. That looks stunning Lene:)

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  3. I am totally and completely smitten with Fall Colours.
    The construction, the details, the different colours, all fabulous!
    Lucky daughter!

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  4. One dynamite sweater and the chicken is so creative of you! Great job!

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  5. Ann in Montreal00:17

    Fall Colours is so beautiful in its' simplicity. I love the colours, the piping details and the sleeves. It looks like a very comfortable and comforting sweater. I am eager to see the dress when it is done.

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  6. This must be the coolest sweater ever! Can you please adopt me? (my mother doesn`t knit...)

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  7. Anonymous00:40

    When do you sleep? What a wonderful sweater in such a short time! Your colour choices and design are so good. I wish I had your talent.
    Esther in Ottawa.

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  8. That sweater is stunning. I'd love to make one for myself! There's nothing better than hypnotic stocking stitch.

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  9. That's gorgeous. It's the perfect everyday sweater.

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  10. Perfectly beautiful. I still can't get over how charming that embroidery is. And I love how "dances with wool" ends up on a dancer's elegant body.

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  11. This is gorgeous! The embroidery detail makes it all the more unique!

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  12. Anonymous02:56

    Lovely
    I'm interested that you put "Dances With Wool " on the back. Your daughter must be proud of you.
    Margie in Maryland

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  13. The sweater looks warm and cuddly, a definate must in your climate. I like the color combination and of course the embroidery is fabulous.

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  14. Just lovely. I'll bet it's light and warm. Your girl will feel the love in every stitch.

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  15. The little bird is wonderful, almost a tattoo. A fun little surprise, at any rate. Congratulations on another beautiful piece of art.

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  16. What a fantastic sweater!! As Marianne said, I am smitten! Every detail is perfect. It's wonderful on your daughter!!

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  17. It's abeautiful sweater. And the little bird is adorable. You must have a very happy daughter.

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  18. Fantastic design!!!!!

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  19. i love the little embroidered bird! These are colors I enjoy wearing too, so I admire the garment very much.

    I look forward to seeing how you created the piping.

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  20. Beautiful sweater - my daughter would LOVE it!

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  21. Your sweater is so lovely and the fit is perfect. What a fortunate daughter!

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  22. I am totally speechless - the sweater is a piece of art. I love the colour, the construction and the unexpected sleeves and bird embroidery. Enjoy it!

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  23. Saakohan täällä kommentoda suomeksi? Todella hieno ja omaperäinen neule! Kiva ja kaunis.

    Sitten kysyn asiaa, joka on mietityttänyt jo pitkään. Onkohan mallejasi myynnissä missään? Sinulla on kauniita sukkia ja muutakin, joka voisi kiinnostaa muitakin kuin minua.

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  24. So stylish and the little bird embroidery makes it all the more special. Love the colors, too.

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  25. That's gorgeous! What a cool sweater. I can't imagine making something like that. And I love the embroidery, and especially where you put.

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  26. Charming.
    Comfortable elegance.

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  27. Your daughter is quite fortunate to receive such a hip, beautifully wrought sweater. I especially love the embroidered "tattoo" on the shoulder!

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  28. I admire your presicely appointed design elements, Lene.
    I am happy you will teach 'us' the pipping technique. Merci!
    The signature embroidery is always a lovely accent. I especially like the stylish long ribbing at the edges for extra warmth. Your daughter looks elegant.
    A joy!

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  29. This is a very beautiful sweater! Your daughter looks fantastic in it, she's a lucky girl.

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  30. outi06:04

    Very lovely and fashionably asymmetrical color work.
    Your beautiful slender model shows it off to best advantage...the embroidery...signature...truly you!
    Thanks for the inspiration Kiitos!

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  31. I absolutely love it! Love the style and the embroidered bird touch too. It is really beautiful.

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  32. This is beautiful. I adore the color combinations. I keep trying to find you on Ravelry so I can "favorite" this gorgeous sweater, but no luck...

    Andrea
    (Selkie on Rav)

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  33. Just wanted to add to the compliments you have received for this sweater. Fantastic! Perfect sweater for the girl and very original design features. I feel like I have seen something completely new. Congratulations.

    Debbie

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  34. Beautiful and I love the wonderful and innovative construction. It looks great on your daughter

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  35. I think you're a genious. It's stunning.

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  36. Haven't been to see what you are upto for a little while, that jumper is soooo perfect, its gorgeous!

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  37. it's really lovely!

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  38. As always, your talent spellbinds me. Beautiful sweater and so stylish. The yoke dress is going to be a stunner too.

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  39. Anonymous04:23

    Lovely sweater and the bird on the back is so nice. Would you say that the Studio Maisa Tikkanen wool is like shetland wool? The heathery colors are wonderful.
    Thanks
    BethT

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  41. Pure Fall beauty. Complimenti

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