Sorry for the mirror shot but the lighting in here is horrible right now! I guess Summer is really over when it's too dark to shoot a picture at 6pm . . .
I got the ends woven and the buttons sewn onto Vivian (yes, finally) and I'm really happy with how she came out! I probably could have done a better job on the buttonbands, when all the buttons are done it's a bit crooked, but I will probably wear it the way I have in the photo so it's not a big deal.
I lightened the photo considerably so hopefully you can see some details. The entire sweater is knit in one piece, with the only seams being in the back of the sleeves. It is entirely short rowed to create the a-line shape, including short rowing to give a fake modified raglan shape to the sleeve caps. It was a lesson in geometry and I'm proud to say I passed! My hated high school geometry teacher would be proud, I'm sure (it kills me to find out she was right when she said I would need geometry in "real life" -- I was always a stellar math student but I sucked at geometry!).
Pattern: my interpretation of a designer sweater that I fell in love with
Yarn: 4 skeins Prism Cashmere in Mink
Needles: US size 9
Started: August 15, 2007
Finished: September 24, 2007
Please note: I will not be writing a pattern for this design. It is an almost exact copy of an original designer sweater, and as such I do not feel comfortable distributing instructions for what is essentially a knock off. I may take some of the things I learned with this sweater and develop another design with this construction in the future, but it will be different enough to be my own design and not a copy. I hope you understand.
The sweater’s awesome! I’m trying to experiment with short rows right now because I haven’t really worked with them before…I just keep ending up with lots of weird twisted stitches and holes. I hope one day I’ll figure it out well enough that I can copy your Vivian sweater!
Oh wow, it looks great!
Great sweater design and yarn choice. It’s so lovely.
wow, it looks really cute! :) congrats on a great sweater and on the geometric engineering! [from someone else who was really good at math — with the exception of geometry.]
Wow! I really love it! Really, really, really. The color distribution is amazing.
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
aw, that’s too bad, because I ADORE it!! I wish I were talented enough to be able to “copy” some of my faves.
It’s beautiful, Ivete! I love the design, knockoff or not.
September 28, 2007
What a lovely sweater. I love the trapeze shape and the proportions. Congrats on figuring out how to knock off the unusual design!