Sunday, March 11, 2007

AIR

I made it through the storm.
Finally...



Started: January 28, 2007
Finished: March 11, 2007
Pattern: Air from Kim Hargreaves Calmer Collection
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in cream
Adjustments: None. I could have tightened up the gauge a little...it is bigger than I would have liked. Definitely not a negative ease sweater, but I kind of like the change. I wonder how it would fair in the dryer? I think I will throw the swatch in before I put the sweater in. I just don't think it will tightened up width wise. We'll see.
All in all, I do love it. What a great sweater for the spring!

A close up on some detail...



The pocket flaps are cute...but they go right over to the arm pit. They really could be omitted...but I kind of liked them.



This knitter is ready for spring...I finally knit something I like for 2007!
What's next?!
Did you click on Kim Hargreaves to see her new collection? Check out THIS BEAUTY! I have to knit it!

65 comments:

Alyson said...

That is a really beautiful knit - well worth all that trouble, I think!! It's so pretty on you, and so nice for spring - I love it!

Teresa said...

My that's classy! Well worth all the frustration and tears of the work I'd say. It's a nice addition to a spring wardrobe.

marirob said...

Beautiful! I love the fit on you. I think Calmer makes the perfect spring yarn - I'm sure you'll get lots of wear from it!

grumperina said...

It's done, and it beautiful! Congratulations! Calmer must be such a joy to wear :)

loribird said...

So pretty and fresh! It looks lovely on you, not like it's too big at all. What a lovely breath of fresh spring Air!!

Marie said...

Beautiful and well done. And it looks so comfy! Enjoy your Air.

Karen said...

A Very, very nice knit!

Magatha said...

Just gorgeous and so Spring-y!
Your modeling pictures are great too!

Stacey said...

that came out great - it looks like a really wearable sweater!

Cecile said...

Congratulation, it's a so beautiful knit!

Sylvie LG said...

It is really a beautiful sweater, congrats! I like your next project too!!
Sylvie (France)

Brenda said...

omg - stunning! one day, i may tackle something as lovely - your knits are inpiring!

nikki said...

How lovely. What a great summer sweater.

yuvee said...

Gorgeous!! Love the detailings, and it's perfect for spring indeed!

Peg said...

Beautiful sweater. I like Petal too - is there any colour you cannot wear with your lovely skin tone and hair colour? I think the orange sherbet colour would look great on you!
That darn work is getting in the way of knitting production!

jody said...

you did it! congratulations. it looks great!

Pat said...

Beautiful! Very much worth all of your trials and tribulations.

barb outside boston said...

It looks like a girly jeans jacket--love it!
You do always take such great photos, too.
The Petal is so interesting; I hope you make it so I get to hear about the construction.

Dorothy said...

Fabulous! It looks really good on you too. Well worth the headache.

Tora said...

Beautiful! Enjoy it, at last!

Emma said...

Wow, it looks amazing!

Elinor said...

Wow, that *was* a lot of work but clearly worth the effort! It looks beautiful! I am a huge fan of seed stitch + cables. You're a better knitter for persevering!

Gena said...

It looks so lovely! Congrats, your persistence and patience paid off!

Brandy said...

It looks awesome! All that hard work totally paid off in this case. I hope you get a lot of wear out of it!

Smuddpie said...

So beautiful on you. From the pics it doesn't look too large, but like a perfectly flattering fit. I'm so glad you persevered.

brooke said...

Congrats, it looks beautiful!

EllyMae said...

That's so cute! It looks like a jeans jacket in styling...perhaps that's a 'duh!' thing, but it's the first I've noticed it. Nice job and you look smashing in it (of course).

Melanie said...

OMG! That is so darn cute!
I want one..I want one now.
Welcome back knitter. We all new you would succeed. =)

Emma said...

Air is really fab ! you look great.

Don't chuck it in the dryer ! It WILL shrink. Too much. In all directions. There's a reason it says do not tumble dry on the label. I discovered this with a large swatch, luckily.

said...

That is an incredibly beautiful sweater, and it looks great on you!

goodkarma said...

What a beauty! This is a perfect sweater... easily dressed up or down. The "jeans jacket" front pockets are a great detail. I'm glad you didn't omit them. Let us know how the swatch/sweater behave in the wash. You look fantastic, as always!

Scoutj said...

It looks fantastic!!

kelp! said...

That is a gorgeous, gorgeous sweater! I've dried a cotton hand-knit sweater before, and it tightened up my gauge a perfect amount.

Janette said...

Looks fabulous!

Kristy said...

It looks so great on you! Fabulous job :)

Kristine said...

That is gorgeous, you look amazing, I'm jealous, etc. :)

Jen said...

fabuLOUS!

mle said...

Beautiful! Persistance really paid off!

Beatriz said...

Congratulations on a beautiful sweater. You are truly a victorious knitting champion for having corrected the front piece. Seeing it on you makes me want to knit one. You're so photogenic!

sue said...

Love it, and it was worth all the trouble wasnt it. You look fantastic in it, and I am sure it will get lots of wear too.

maureen said...

I love it, and it looks fabulous on you. Now I want one...sans pocket flaps to the armpits. Thanks for the tip.

Courtney said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Nice work, and congrats on having it completed!

Acornbud said...

What a great sweater. It looks great one you. Worth all the blood sweat and tears;)

Anonymous said...

I just recently started reading your blog and had to stop in to say what a beautiful knit this is. It looks wonderful on you.

Rasa said...

Isn't it a great feeling to finish a project you really like. You did a great job - well done!

Nic said...

I'm glad you're so pleased after all the heartache!

Lori said...

It looks so nice, crisp and clean. Perfect for spring! Great job.

KnittenKnots said...

Looks gorgeous on you - I agree that it is the perfect Spring knit...

Maartje said...

you looks perfect and a very beautiful knit!!

Alisha said...

That is very beautiful. It looks so great on you!!!

Excellent job!!!

Becca said...

That is amazing. I love the color on you!

Se├▒oralinda said...

Oh!!!!!! Nice work!
You are soo beautiful!!!!!!!!
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

gail said...

Your sweater fits perfectly and is beautifully knit. What a treasure. Congratulations!!

Amy said...

Hooray hooray! Air looks fabulous. Starting something new will feel like a breath of fresh air, too!

Vanessa said...

wow! another gorgeous sweater! you look great as always :)

Susanne said...

Where are youuuuu?????

Lotta said...

What a cute sweater! I love all the picot edges, and the pocket flaps are a very nice touch, indeed!

Maria said...

Oh where oh where has my knitting friend gone oh where oh where can she be?....call me for the next knitting night....the sweater looks great!!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely breathtaking! And the fit is perfect too. Congrats!

mel said...

My god that is just gorgeous! So perfect for Spring :)

Roxanne said...

Elegant and beautiful! The fit is fabulous too. Well done!

gray la gran said...

coincidence? i think not! the governor's wife was in my lys today ... looking to see what's new, and flipping through all things rowan ... and she saw air, and said that she'd always wanted to knit that sweater!
i can see why ... especially in the creme colour ... it's very high casual :)
it's lovely!

quiltyknitwit said...

Fantastic! Great job.

emy said...

That's such a beauty! I am so tempted to knit it but I am not sure if I'll survive all that moss stitching!

Michele said...

I'm late commenting on this but want to say this sweater looks so fresh. love the cream Calmer.

the finishing is first class.