Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tatami Kimono Sweater

I am a little late on the reveal....



Started: August 16, 2006
Finished: September 6, 2006
Yarn: Sundara's Sport Merino burgundy over raspberry
Pattern: Tatami
Adjustments: I did knit it as is for the purpose of test knitting. Then, I shortened the ties and tied on the inside of the sweater and then on the sideseam on the outside. I didn't like the ties all wrapped around me. I find it more flattering this way.

The pattern was simple to knit. I do love knitting all in one piece....but for some reason it seems to take longer.
The yarn is absolutely fabulous. I am so grateful to be able to do some test knitting for Sundara...you would have to be crazy to not work with this yarn!

44 comments:

grumperina said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous on you! A fabulous color and flattering fit!

Elinor said...

WOW. How beautiful!!! It looks great on you too!!

Angela said...

OMG.. I have to have one! That thing looks great on everyone! btw... thanks for the socks! ;) I love them!

amanda said...

You look beautiful in it! The color and the fit are so very flattering. And I'm with you, I like the more discreet ties your modeling rather than ones that wrap all around.

stinkerbell said...

WOW.. I LOVE IT. Fits perfect on you and well, I am almost off to get me a copy of the pattern myself :)

Liz K. said...

Carolyn, you are one lucky knitter, getting to knit for Sundara with her gorgeous yarns.

brooklyn tweed said...

WOW carolyn, it looks really amazing on you. And how about that color?!?!? I'm glad you finally got to share it in all of its glory. Thanks!

julia said...

gorgeous!

Gena said...

It looks so fantastic! I want one!

Alison said...

Tres sexy, daaaahling!! Alluring without screaming "Here comes a knitted skanky ho!" the way that, unfortunately, some like to display their outfits.

You described in your answer to my question about time management that you used to weigh a bit more than you do now. I hope that you can look at this picture and burst with pride at how beautiful you are.

Technically, I like the pattern a lot. She must have taken some inspiration from the Clapotis, no? The yarn is a lovely choice, too. Non-pooling, subtle in its effect and well suited to the pattern itself. An excellent job - and I agree with others re: the ties.

brooke said...

Gorgeous! The color and fit look great!

Laura said...

that is gorgeous! that color! i'm swooning. must. order. kit. NOW!

trixie stix said...

I only have two words . . . "Love it!"

Donna said...

Beautiful! I want to knit one too!

Roni said...

I had already seen this debut, but now I want it!! It looks fan-freakin-tastic!!

knitnthings said...

Wow - it looks great!! Great color - great fit - great, great, great. And I love what you did with you hair - fabulous!!!

margaux said...

it is beautifully flattering. I love it. Great color!

Meredith said...

That looks amazing on you! I love the color! Now, I want to make one!!!

Stephanie said...

Oooh, great idea on the ties. I might do that too. Your modification will make it fit like a gi. Gorgeous color and fit and I agree - the yarn is divine.

Beth S. said...

Holy moley. That's gorgeous! And very flattering, too. Wow.

Vanessa said...

you look terrific in that color!!

seedless grape said...

The color really suits you. What a beautiful piece! How lucky that you got to be a test knitter!

jacqueline said...

it looks gorgeous stephanie. oh so flattering too.

sue said...

Gorgeous color and the fit looks wonderful. Now if we could have a figure like yours, we would probably knit one too.

Magatha said...

Isn't it beautiful?!

Lovely picture too.

yuvee said...

WOW!! you look amazing!

Stephanie (aka qdgirl) said...

Beautiful! What a color!

allie said...

Gorgeous... Your knits are always so beautiful.

Scoutj said...

It's amazing. And it looks gorgeous on YOU!

Kim said...

Beautiful kimono..... and your hair looks GREAT!!!!! Love the color, love the style!

amy said...

Oh my goodness gracious.

Yup, that's the straw that broke the camel's back. It must be mine!

(Thanks for sharing that gorgeous sweater!)

Elemmaciltur said...

ABSOLUTELY fantabulously gorgeous!!!!

Sometimes I feel pretty sad about not being able to wear such a thing because I'm a guy....and even though I'm gay, I'm not considering cross-dressing any time soon. ;-p

mle said...

You look so cute in that!! The color is perfect on you too! I've got to get some Sundara yarn soon!

Shelley said...

What a beautiful sweater (it also looks great on you)! I love the colour of it too.

Dorothy said...

I love it, it's gorgeous!

The colours and the fit are perfect for you.

Donna said...

It is beautiful!The yarn looks fabulous. What a great photo too! You are so cute.
Have a great weekend!

beth said...

That sweater is just lovely! And it is just wrong how adorable you are....I need to seriously step up my workout schedule:p

LisaB said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and looks so flattering on you!

Sundara said...

You are freakin' HOT!!! The sweater looks so fabulous on you. I love your modification on the ties. Thanks so much for test knitting. You are an amazing knitter!

Elena said...

So, so beautiful!

Liz said...

Thanks so much for pointing out that this was knit on Size 5s, I'm totally going to do it now! I honestly think your version is the prettiest sweater I have ever seen. And I love your urban aran, someone in my SNB group is knitting it out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Charcoal and it is beautiful.

Katya said...

oooo... very pretty! makes me want to knit one. I love the tie modification too.

homemadeluv said...

Hello

Does anyone have a copy of this pattern? I have got to knit this....it's gorgeous!!!!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Pattern can now be found here for $7.00

http://neoknits.blogspot.com/2008/08/long-awaited-tatami.html