Since berating my inability to finish knitting projects I have endeavored to spend as much time as possible finishing things up rather than just starting new things, and result! My Briar Rose Knit Along is finished! And I LOVE it!
|Looking into the middle distance thinking:|
"God my jumper is totally awesome!"
|Isn't it the cutest?!|
And now of some close ups of the amazing details of my beautiful new jumper :)
First up, the collar:
I used Tasha's technique of picking up the stitches of the neckline and knitting the collar straight onto the sweater, I think it looks much neater than if I'd stitched one on after knitting it separately. Pretty stitches!
And now, the sleeves:
|Pleated sleeve caps. Oh yeh.|
I knitted the sleeves as per the pattern, slightly bigger so that to set in the sleeves you have to make a pretty set of pleats. I love them, they are so cute!
Next up, the buttons:
|I love buttons|
My perfect little vintage buttons are now in their rightful home, and aren't they lovely? They look really cute and pearly, a slightly different blue than the jumper but perfect nonetheless.
And now the final touch, the pocket:
|This pocket rocks my world|
I think that this pocket is my favourite part of the jumper. I love the shape of it, and the fact that it's worked in garter stitch makes it really stand out. It's cute, I love it, have you got that yet? :)
I think that this is a highly successful knitting venture. Never before have I knitted from a vintage pattern, or adapted a pattern so that it fits me perfectly (which this jumper does by the way!) so it has marked some pretty big knitting mile stones for me! I also really love wearing it, I've worn it three times already! It is perfect for the warm but breezy weather that we've been having. Basically I love it love it love it, bring on the next knit along Tasha! Because I'm going to be there with bells on!
I'll leave you with some more shots of the jumper, my goodness I love it!
Happy Weekend everyone :)