Sunday, March 15, 2009

FO: Grassy Green Top-Down

newly knitted jumper 1

I have a new jumper. Or rather, a new tunic. I bought the yarn (rowan cashcotton) in a sale last year, and decided the soft tweediness would be best served with a plan stocking stitch top-down raglan. It has quite baggy three-quarter length sleeves, lots of side-shaping and folded-over seams. Other than that, it's plain vanilla all the way. Full details on the project's ravelry page

I still just under two balls of the yarn left-over. I was contemplating giving it pockets, similar to Norah Gaughan's Kaari, but I'm not sure how flattering it'd be. I was also thinking about embroidering a tree silhouette in brown wool over the top of the tunic's front, but I like the simplicity of it as it is. Or, I could use the spare yarn to covert this into a proper dress. Or I might just stripe the couple of balls of green and brown yarns I have in my stash into some legwarmers. 

I'll see. Right now, I'm going to put my feet up with a bottle of Guinness, Dr Who and some cabling.

newly knitted jumper - side

20 comments:

Daisy said...

It really suits you!

Nadia said...

I like the slouchiness!

e said...

great color!!

cobweb said...

Thats lovely! I can see the temptation to do the tree, but I'm glad you left in vanilla, the simplicity really works.

felinity said...

That's really, really lovely! Very chic.

I bought the exact same yarn at the Liberty sale myself last year -- I've turned mine into quite a different sweater. Fascinating to see the same yarn used so differently.

Veronique said...

Ooh, love it! And I'm very jealous of the sunshine you're having :)

Erin said...

I really like the simple shape of it and the wonderful color of the yarn. Looks great on you!

Little Lj said...

Simple, but effective... Cute!

Knittripps said...

Nice work! I love the color. I think it will be perfect for Spring.

gleek said...

such a cute sweater! i love the length on it.

Sway Knits said...

that is a super wonderful sweater!

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Restlessmoon said...

Love the green, but the ravelry link doesn't go to anything. I want that patt!!

Alice said...

Restlessmoon - if you're signed into ravelry it should link to the project page. At least it does for me.

As it says on that page, there isn't a pattern. As I've written in a comment on that project page, I haven’t the time to write up a pattern, and frankly if I did, I wouldn’t be adding much new to what is already available for free on the web.

Google top-down raglan and use one of the many, many formulas already around. The seaming I used was from Elizabeth Zimmerman, but again I think there are instructions online.

Google is your friend

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