Thursday, April 05, 2007

Luxury Knits

I've been knitting away at my mom's birthday sweater. Her birthday was in January and after a few tries with patterns and yarn, I am working on this:


It's knit in Elann's Baby Silk in Cornflower, which is just delightful. It's super soft and fuzzy but not too warm. I love it.

The pattern is from a book called
Luxury Knits. I had bought this book for a v-neck raglan pattern in it that I thought my mom would like, but she ended up picking this lacey one. I'm done the back, hurray!


Here are some other patterns from this book that I kinda like:


Oops, nipple!


Reminds me a little of Green Gable, but lace on the sleeves.


I plan to use this stitch pattern on some Rowan Kidsilk Haze...



Most of these patterns are a bit oversized and not very fitted, but that can always be changed. The stitch patterns and basic shapes are really lovely, and I usually end up tweaking patterns anyway. I would recommend this book for some nice lacey patterns in a variety of styles - cardigans, pullovers, short/long and sleeveless versions. But you might need to change up the sizing a bit and add some shaping.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice work! Looks like a good book too. I prefer less fitted knits for myself... I'll have to add that to my never-ending Amazon wishlist.

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  2. That's looking lovely! Thanks for the book review, too.

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  3. Anonymous6:58 PM

    I think your mom will absolutely love the sweater pattern and the color. Simply mahvelous!

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  4. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful sweater. What a lovely gift!

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  5. I love the color of your mom's sweater! Very nice!

    Marly

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  6. Very pretty! I've used the baby silk too and it's so nice.

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  7. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Great patterns, and your mom should be very happy- looks gorgeous. BTW, you will love the Grand Canyon- I'm so glad we went! Make sure you drive through Oak Creek canyon if you are driving between Sedona and Flagstaff- amazing views. I could bore anyone to death with all our pics!

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  8. Pretty patterns. Looks like a great book, thanks for the review.

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