Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I Give Up.

Obviously the weather is not going to cooperate with my FO shot plans. That's fine. It was ever so slightly less cloudy this evening, and since my Rusted Root is black, I figured the shots would come out fine. And they did!


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Honestly, my first time wearing this was for these shots! The moment I slipped it on, I just knew this was my new favorite sweater. It fits like a glove, and is so comfortable. Then I looked in the mirror and saw that it's cute, too!

I made just a few, minor adjustments. I added some length to the waist, about an inch, I guess, which I always have to do. I also added a little length before I started the waist shaping. One thing that has bugged me about some other Rusted Roots I've seen is the way that the lace panel causes a hump in the collar. I decided to try to remedy this by picking up stitches for the collar a few rows below the lace panel cast on, in a straight line. It totally worked! I also omitted a purl row in the sleeves.

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I think my favorite part of the whole sweater are those puffed sleeves. I was a little worried that they wouldn't be very puffy, because I've read that some people were disappointed in their sleeves. I find mine to be perfectly puffy, and I only fear that I'll walk into walls as I twist my head to gaze at them.


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Okay, so I don't think Tyra will be calling me for ANTM with my wonky hair, but she might want my sweater!
Specs:
Pattern: Rusted Root
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Licorice, 2.75 balls
Needles: US5
Size: Small

11 comments:

Carrie said...

It's so adorable! And you're right - I've seen some less than puffy sleeves on some Rusted Roots,but yours are perfectly puffy. Great job!

Carrie
http://www.carrieoke.net

Adrienne said...

Looks great!

Marlena said...

Thanks guys! I'm totally wearing it to work today!

Amy said...

SO gorgeous! :)

katiedid said...

Cute! I love it!

parikha said...

so cute!! i can't believe i haven't started mine yet...

Lolly said...

Beautiful! I think it looks great on you! I swatched for this one and then never got around to casting on! Maybe next spring...

Love yours!

Marlena said...

Thanks for all of the compliments!

Paikha: What are you waiting for, Lady?! This sweater will look great on you, AND it's a quick knit (if you don't let it sit on a dress form for like two weeks).

Anna said...

It is adorable. I love it in black color, it is a great contrast with all the cute details. The sleeves really are absolutely perfect.

Marlena said...

Thanks so much, Anna!

Ruth said...

Lovely! That's the only Rusted Root I've seen that made me want to knit it.