Friday, February 1, 2008

I Finished Something






I wanted a new ski sweater. I made a bottom up circle yoke sweater ala Elizabeth Zimmerman. I used some Noro Silk Garden I got from a friend for Christmas and the chart for Amy King's Fake Isle Hat. The black is Paton's Classic Merino.






The most surprising thing about this sweater is its amazing fit. I knit it exactly to my measurements without any bust or waist shaping. It fits great over my snow bibs and a thermal, but drapes in a lovely and flattering way next to the skin.






I'd show you some action shots, but I wore this sweater skiing on Wing Ski Day. I decided to wear it under my coat since it was zero degrees outside. Bad idea. There is a reason Americans call the sweat-ers. I actually sweat through my coat from skiing so hard. Then I froze all the way home on the bus. There is a reason they are called apres ski wear. You're supposed to put them on afterwards. Anyway, it's getting a much needed bath.






I love this sweater. It's my favorite thing I've knit in years.

4 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

The knitting world would loe to see some modelled shots, after it's bath! I'm really interested to see that colourwork as a whole.

- Julie

Ava said...

It looks lovely! And "apres ski wear" sounds so glamourous...

CraftyGryphon said...

Wow, that's beautiful... I love the bright colors on the black. Yay!!

Alwen said...

I love that sweater, too. I'm always amazed at how black makes color stand out instead of dulling it!