Monday, March 23

sweater no.1






so, i've knitted a sweater..
that's kind of funny
as i just rediscovered knitting
and never made anything more complicated than shawl
or a beanie
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this rust colored mohair/acrylic yarn
was a birthday gift from tea (thanks tea! for the yarn
and for taking these pics)
and the moment i saw it i knew i want to knit a sweater from it
..
and, as i do not like being told what to do
i chose to freestyle it, instead of following a pattern
..
sweater is made in fingering weight yarn
(using 5mm needles instead of recommended 3mm)
it's knitted from the bottom up, in round
and looks like a gigantic rectangle with small sleeves added to it
..
i'm not really into lace or cables 
don't mind knitting them, but they are not really my style
so i went for  really simple design -  knit stitch 
with occasional rows of double wrap stitch
and usual 2x2 ribbing for hems
..
i'm pretty happy with how it turned out
and it was a really fun knitting
so i'm already planning new sweaters and blouses
..
leggings are just another fake riding pants
variation of my favorite pattern from burda
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mokosha



24 comments:

  1. I really like this sweater! And a lovely color as well!

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  2. Beautiful - love the colour, shape and stitch patten. I used to make up knitting patterns myself too, but it seems like too much effort these days...

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    1. glad you like it.. i find this method easier than following patterns, actually

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  3. I love it ... especially the easy going loose shape! Great job ... Love the leggings too and the color combo of the outfit.

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    1. thanks, sasha.. i'm crazy about these leggings, made them in all colors available :)

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  4. So fantastic! Great color and great shape! I can't believe you just made it up as you went along. I'm fairly adventurous with my sewing like that, but knitting? No. I need to follow those instructions to a T! So you're basically my punk-rock-knitting idol.

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    1. thanks, sallie.. i think it's easier to be adventurous with knitting, because if you make a mistake or don't like the final product, you can unreavel the whole thing and start over again.. in sewing, although you can do some alterations, most times it's harder to save a garment after something goes wrong

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  5. So impressed you just made it up as you went along! I love the oversized shape and the stitch pattern. Nicely done!

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    1. thanks, lisa.. i might be a bit too crazy about oversized shapes lately :)

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  6. Pretty great, as most of your stuff ;)

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  7. It's a beautiful colour and it goes so well with the violet leggings!

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    1. thanks :) i think it's the best color ever, i'm so happy tea bought me this yarn

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  8. So clever! I find patterns hard to follow after about halfway through... and there's some peacefulness in knitting, but short projects for me!

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    1. me too, i easily get lost in those pattern charts :)

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  9. i love that THAT BEAUTY is your first sweater. and i'm not surprised in the slightest.

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    1. thanks, sis :) glad that you like it

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  10. Wow! You are so clever. I could not imagine freestyle knitting a jumper. I love the colour and the design is beautiful.

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    1. thanks, kat :) it's actually way easier than it sounds.. and it is a really simple sweater

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