Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sweet Peas

Pattern: Sweet Peas, Knitters, Summer 2006
Yarn: I have no idea. I bought it on sale for 1.29 a ball. The labels had been removed and replaced with plain white paper.
Needles: 5.5mm

Alex took the pictures for me. He's ten.

This pattern has a classic shape, with a nice bit of detailing on the edges and throughout the fabric. The bottom edge crosses are mirrored in the twists that occur through the rest of the fabric. They even cross in the same direction.

I always feel a bit of a let down when I finish a project. I wish this one was a bit longer. But I'm happy to have a summer sweater I can wear to the office.

23 comments:

  1. It looks very beautiful on you. Nice job!

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  2. it turned out so wonderfully! great colours, beautiful!

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  3. mary jane9:13 pm

    It fits you well particularly in the shoulders, always a feat to accomplish. It is not all that pink! I like it.

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  4. That is a terrific sweater. I should give the pattern another look - you made it look wonderful.

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  5. It is beautiful. That shade(s?) of pink look great on you. I think the length is perfect. Is it a cotton yarn? If so, it may stretch a bit.

    I love the garden pictures and especially the baby birds. I have never had a nest that I know of in ten years here.

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  6. That sweater looks really great and with the colors you don't need to put a difficult pattern in it. Nice summer sweater, like you said. At least it doesn't have as many holes as the Bonita I made not too long ago :)

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  7. I love the Sweet Pea! It fits great. I think it looks plenty long but I know what you mean about how it feels to wear it. I always say, if I could knit everything twice, I'd get it perfect the second time around!

    Enjoy your pretty summer sweater at a bargain basement price!

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  8. The "let down" pic is my favorite. The sweater looks great, and now your big pink thing is done! Lovely!

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  9. What a cute lil summer tee! It looks great on you too Laurie!

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  10. Yay, it fits! Very nice, and that's a great colour for you.

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  11. Yay, it's done, and you look beautiful! I love the detailing. Very, very pretty. Handwash, since you don't know what the yarn is?

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  12. Nice T-shirt!! And on sale too boot!! :)

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  13. Barb outside Boston8:48 am

    What a nice t-shirt! That detailing makes it special, and yet so easy to wear with things. As many have said, the fit is great and the drape of the mystery yarn seems just right for that style. And I think it might look a little frumpy if it was longer.
    Oh, and kudos to the photographer--way to go Alex!

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  14. Sweet Peas is lovely!

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  15. It looks beautiful on you. The details take it way above the usual summer top. What a lovely design.

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  16. You did a great job on the sweater! Th ecolors turned out really nice too! As for being let down, just find another project to make to get your mind off of it!
    :-)

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  17. I agree with Mary Jane. The shoulders look great! I think the length is good on you; if it were longer I don't think it would look at neat.

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  18. www.knittingnutter.com4:44 pm

    Love it, particularly the lace edge! Great colour on you!

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  19. it's great to finish something within the season you'll be wearing it though, right!! not like me . . the last two sweaters i cast on are languishing

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  20. I usually feel that let down, too, at the end of a project. At least you have something beautiful, that looks great on you! :0)

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  21. What a lovely sweater! Even if you didn't quite get gauge, it's beautiful work.

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  22. I like the way the edging is just the right amount to dress the whole thing up. And the color looks wonderful on you!

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