Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Finished Eiffel!

Ta da! Well, Eiffel is done, and I LOVE it! The fit is perfect, the pattern is very well-written, the yarn was fun to work with - a total winner.


Pattern: Eiffel, Winter Knitty, 2006

Yarn: Louet Euroflax linen, fine/sport weight, in Eggplant, 3 skeins

Size: Medium

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed knitting with the linen. I ran the garment through the washer, and gave it about 10 minutes in the dryer, then laid it out to block. It hasn't softened up tooooo much yet, but I think it will with time.

Style note: I decided not to put the ribbons on the sleeves, but felt it still needed it on the body for fit, but I have tied it in the back.... I think I'm of an age where the ribbons and bows are just a bit too cute for me.
You can see more on my blog.

9 comments:

Lydia said...

You know, I didn't like Eiffel when I first saw it in knitty... but yours looks great! Now I'm tempted...

CanarySanctuary said...

What a beautiful colour! Congratulations on finishing, it's lovely.

mary_me_a_little said...

beautiful! I like your addition of the lace trim at the neckline, too.

Cheryl said...

It is lovely

Bec said...

Looks sensational!! Well done :) :) Ditto what Lydia said - I lprefer the look of yours than the one on Knitty :)

Jeanie said...

Another stunning knit Lynda! Congrats!

insaknitty said...

gorgeous! I wasn't planning on knitting this one, but after seeing yours, I think I'm starting to change my mind! :)

Chantel said...

WOW! That looks great on you. I love the color and fit.

sknittymama said...

Congratulations - your Eiffel fits beautifully and what a sophisticated color!