Monday, January 22, 2007

laughing in the face of the gauge swatch

just kidding! but I was way too excited to get started that I just completely skipped the swatching. and then look at what just flew off my needles in just under a week:

I'm so happy with this! this was my first top-down sweater (and my first sexy knitters kal) and I loved every second of it, except for the zillion times I re-sewed the pocket. which, by the way, I made plain, because I'm super boring. I also made the sleeves about 2" longer that the short sleeved version.

here it is being modeled by me. the color is truer in the first picture, though. this was made on a us8 and using karabella aurora 8. have I already mentioned that I love this sweater? because I do!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! And I love Karabella Aurora 8 so it must be supersoft! Great job!

Knitters Delight said...

I don't blame you! That looks absolutely great. I know who to send a message to when I get to the pocket.

Susan

http://www.knitters-delight.blogspot.com/

Dee said...

That is just great! The fit looks perfect. I must confess.... I'm a gauge swatch skipper, too. Shhh..... ;)

Chantel said...

I love it. It turned out great and fits perfect. The pocket looks perfect

Anonymous said...

That looks gorgeous on you! Fantastic color & fit;)

mary said...

beautiful Wicked! Definitely one of the best fitting and most flattering that have been posted so far. I love your daring risk-taking no-swatching ways!

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the lovely compliments, sexy ladies! :) can't wait to see everyone else's wickeds...!

gay said...

this is one stunning wicked! beautifully knit! wow!

sknittymama said...

I love your simple pocket - I'll definitely consider about this more slimming version when I get there!