Saturday, August 2, 2008

Summer knitting

Finally, another finished knit! It seems like too long since my last. I hope you'll agree that it was worth the wait--I think this might be my best work yet!

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The Hayfield Summer Jumper, from a vintage Scottish pattern available at Yesterknits. I used a bright yellow fingering (4-ply) cotton yarn--Plymouth Italy Baby--which I purchased for cheap on ebay. It is very soft, has good stitch definition, and was generally nice to work with. I did my best impression of the 60s girl in the pattern photos. [Ravelry link to pattern]


I'm in love with the cravat and the puffy collar. I think the lace pattern came out very nice as well. There's something a bit old-fashioned about it, but I think it looks stylish with the shape of the sweater. I hope this will inspire more of you to knit from cute vintage patterns!

13 comments:

Sunny said...

WOW! It's fabulous! Very nice. I love the color.

Lin said...

I love that, it suits you so well too!

meg said...

Beautiful! I love the yellow!

jillian said...

That's wonderful! The styling is both very Mary Tyler Moore and modern. The color is perfect. It's looks great on you!

Corrie said...

you look like a model in the last photo!

Leeann said...

(followed you here from Wardrobe Refashion) I LOVE this sweater! Great work! I was just saying that I'm generally not crazy about summery knits, but this is one of the few really inspiring ones I've seen.

claire said...

Gorgeous Meghan! It's so so cute. I love the yellow - and I'm so jealous of anyone who can actually wear it! It looks fantastic on you, well done!

Melissa said...

Lovely!

CanarySanctuary said...

That is gorgeous! I think I need to make me one. Good job, it looks great on you. The colour is perfect, as well.

Hilary said...

I am DEFINITELY inspired to work from a vintage pattern now! That is a fabulous sweater and it looks great on you!

Liz said...

what a great sweater! and nice styling in your photos... against the orange wall :)

suzn said...

Although I have always read your blog incognito I am finally voicing a comment. or two. Love the pictures and your new project. The knitting is amazing and a perfect color on you. I especially love how your yarn talks to you (with an Italian accent?)and fights a bit until you two comes to terms with each other. Yarn like people do have minds of their own!! I love your sense of humor. Fun blog.

Cordelia said...

Everything about that sweater is fantastic. It suits you beautifully. The color is incredible.