Friday, July 23, 2010

knitting for the near future

when fall arrives, i will squeal with delight and pull on my recently-completed sweater.



a lot of my modifications were listed here, but even if you made no changes to this pattern, you would find yourself just as happy as i.


the pleating and the slightly puffy sleeves make me giddy...


no pockets on this one. i wanted to be sure that all attention was drawn upwards, upon better assets...


i had found some lovely amber faceted buttons on etsy, and had even as i was sewing them on, i thought, "these are too teensy. the buttons will slip through..." i wore it for only twenty minutes before the first two buttons came undone. as a result, the tortoiseshell buttons i bought as a plan b were then used.

pattern: manu
yarn: just under six skeins of the plucky knitter merino lite dk in honey wilkes
needle: body knit on a US 6, but i also used a size 5 and size 7 for cuffs, bands, etc.

17 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

stunning on you!
a gift just for you.
tuck it away for a special day.

Thea said...

This really is lovely! And the plan B buttons are perfect. I love Honey Wilkes....

rosemary said...

yay, you're done!it looks fabulous on you...such a pretty colour.

Rachel said...

It's beautiful! And what a gorgeous color for fall!

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, that is stunning. The color is perfect, the pleating is perfect...LOVE. The yarn looks like silk! I hope you wear it every single day this fall.

knittergal said...

Your sweater is gorgeous...love the colour and the pretty pleating... perfect for the fall. Love this!

Anonymous said...

Seriously wonderful!! This makes me think so much of fall and a nice, hot cup of spiced apple cider. (which I sure don't want right now)~Jan

Anonymous said...

That is a beautifully flattering knit and really inspires me! Laura

Linda said...

That is gorgeous, I love the colour.

soknitpicky said...

Oh, that is incredibly flattering! Just awesome!

t does wool said...

Melania...it's gorgeous...perfect...you look great in it!!!

a friend to knit with said...

i will think of you come fall. wearing this gorgeous knit. drinking a "fall flavored" coffee. :)
cookies anyone?

Andi said...

Those colors looks amazing on you! Beautifully inspiring.

stitching under oaks said...

it looks wonderful...and perfect for the first crisp fall day. I'll join you for that coffee leslie mentioned....sounds wonderful.

Ally Johnston said...

That's such a flattering knit. It looks stunning.

Renee said...

I was thinking about you and your lovely Manu now that fall is here. It's lovely!

Sandy said...

this colour is seriously perfect on you! the details are stunning. it's just all around perfect!