Tuesday, February 17, 2009

new sweater love!


suéter profundo, originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.

My first fully formed, self-designed sweater! And I luuuuuurve it!! I took 4 or 5 FO pics this morning 'cause I couldn't get both the full sweater and the colour just right... so above is the full sweater but below is better for colour:

suéter profundo

This was basically finished on Sunday, except the button holes were a wee bit too large for the buttons... a danger of starting the sweater pre-button buying! I cinched them up a bit and they're still a *little* bit big, but I was worried the buttons wouldn't fit through otherwise.

In the end it only took 6 of the 7 balls of Malabrigo I had in "Azul Profundo" and 5 of 6 buttons. (ETA: Buttons from: Yukidesigns on etsy.) BUT... I'm not sure about the collar. I don't think it will lie flat all the time and I *may* end up putting another button hole / button to hold it down. Any thoughts??

And now what? A question: Can alpaca be sexy?

sexy alpaca?

3 comments:

Elinor said...

I love the new sweater! It's so pretty! Yum yum yum.

gradschoolknitter said...

Thanks! I can't believe how well it turned out. I'm still torn about the collar though...

Eleonora said...

Um, that sweater is amazingly gorgeous. It looks great on you, too!