Sunday, September 09, 2007

You say tomato.....

Tomato
I finished this one so quick, it made MY head spin. I finshed most of it in about a week, then spent the next week trying to figure out what to do with the sleeves. I decided to go with 3/4 sleeves, but chickened out when I got to the elbow because I was terrified of running out of yarn (this yarn has been in the stash forever, so I knew I wouldn't be able to find more in the same dye lot). I ended up having enough anyway, but am too lazy to rip back & fix them, plus I really like them the way they are.

I only knitted this to get practice with fair isle, but I totally love it. Wendy Bernard is just an amazing designer. Her patterns are so simple, yet so detailed, and so basic, but always have that little special touch that make them LOOK complicated. What can I say? I'm a fan.

If anyone wants to know, I lengthened the sleeves like this: I picked up 6 stitches in the underarm, knit one plain round, decreased 2 stitches in the underarm the next round and every 5th round thereafter. When I got to 1.25 inches before my desired length, I decreased my stitches to get to a number divisible by 4, then did 8 rounds of ribbing & bound off.

8 comments:

Knittymuggins said...

Your sweater looks fantastic!! Great job! I love Wendy's patterns too - they're so flattering and feminine :) Thanks so much for your nice comment on my Fifi over at the SKC! I really appreciate it :)

Robin said...

Looks great, Jenny! I really like everything about it - the colors, the fit, even the elbow-length sleeves. They actually look really great.

Octopus Knits said...

Your Tomato is beautiful! I do love the sleeve length and the graphic black and white -- great job!

Pam said...

LOVE it! Fantastic wardrobe essential, with jeans or a skirt.

Karen said...

Wow. Tomato came out great! I can't believe you knit the whole thing in only a week. It looks really nice on you. What size did you make?

jsins said...

Your Tomato looks great! I love the sleeve modifications you made.

Lolly said...

It looks so great on you! I love the sleeve length too. Great job :)

Kaet said...

tomato looks great! i like how the sleeves turned out. maybe in these colors, you should rename it domino!