Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FO: Cloud Bolero

I knit my first grown up sweater!
Admittedly, it is knit on giant needles and is a short sleeved cropped bolero, so it wasn't a terribly complex project, but I am still excited and thrilled with how it came out.
The pattern is the Cloud Bolero by Ysolda Teague.  My Rav notes are here.  It is a top down raglan design, so no seaming.  The sleeves are knit in one, so no stitches to put on holders and pick back up later.  I'm not overjoyed with the skinny brown ribbon.  When I wore it Sunday, I got a little more creative with the closure, and used a hair barrette.
I'm thinking a wider sheer organza ribbon in solid brown or black would be nicer though.  I love that the closure isn't affixed, so it is a great opportunity to get creative with brooches and pins.
You can appreciate the lace pattern better from the back.  I love the way the lace shapes the hemline.  The raglan shaping is done with yarn-overs, which I think works really well with the feather and fan pattern.
I also really love the picot edge bind off.  I knit it with Lion Brand Wool Ease, which I initially bought thinking it would be a good option for the Wee Professor cardigan, but it is a bit rough for baby wear.  I think it works really well here.  I like the contrast of the rough, tweedy yarn and the delicate lace pattern.  It also makes for a pretty cozy sweater!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty indeed , I love chunky knits.

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  2. Wow, that's very pretty. And no baby bump adjustment necessary!

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  3. Beautiful! And you are just glowing in the modeling pictures.

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  4. Very beautiful! I like that you can change out the clasp too. I have a thang for vintage brooches and sweater clips.

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  5. Katie you look fantastic! - and I like the new blog style!!

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  6. That is gorgeous! I would wear it all the time.

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  7. What a pretty layering piece! That's great that you can play with closures too.

    I agree with auntninn. When I first looked at your picture, I thought to myself that pregnancy obviously agrees with you as you are glowing!

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  8. Congratulations on your first adult sweater! It's lovely.

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  9. Lovely sweater, and you look very pretty :)

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  10. Oh. This is the cutest little bolero. I love the lace stitching too.

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  11. Superbe vraiment ! felicitations
    mais peut on encore trouver les explications? meme en anglais?
    merci beaucoup
    cordialement
    guerry.mo@dbmail.com

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