Sunday, October 29, 2006

Lovely Ivy

Ivy

Pattern: Ivy (from Knitty), 40 inch size
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Silk in Autumn Purple
Needles: KnitPicks circular size US #2
Start Date: October 1, 2006
End Date: October 28, 2006
Comments: Ivy was a challenging and fun project. The pattern is incredibly well-written. The author was very careful to give the knitter a heads up whenever there was simultaneous shaping which I really appreciated. She also wrote out the pattern for both the left and right fronts rather than simply saying "work right front as you did left. Reverse shaping." I also really liked how the larger decrease sections were hidden in the cable ribbing. Very clever and it looks fantastic! The neck edging was very carefully created. Overall, Ivy is probably one of the best patterns I've ever worked from. While it was an incredible challenging project the author did such a great job in the pattern writing that I never felt lost.

As for the yarn, I really enjoyed working with the Elann Peruvian Highland Silk and boy is it warm! This sweater will keep me toasty all winter, I'm sure. While knitting it I did not notice any pilling. The rich intense color is amazing. I can't believe the price on this stuff!

15 comments:

VickeryKnits said...

That sweater looks amazing! And thank you for the pattern recomendation, I'm going to consider knitting it now!

mle said...

You look fantastic in that sweater! Good job!

aija said...

Wow, it looks great! Wonderful color you chose, too :)

Inky said...

It looks great on you! Well done :)

Kaitie Tee said...

It looks fantastic on you!!

g-girl said...

great color and great job! it looks wonderful on you too! :)

crazy.knitting.lady said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour and you did a fabulous job. I just finished my 2nd one in that same yarn...is it wrong that I'm considering a 3rd one? ;)

Roxanne said...

Awesome!! Lovely sweater and wonderful fit!

the knitrider said...

wow, ivy looks great! super good job. i like yours better than the one on knitty!! now youve got me thinking whether or not i should knit it!

kelp! said...

I love your Ivy! I also think that it looks better on you than the one in knitty. Did you knit it with zero ease?

Nancy J said...

Your Ivy is definitely better than the one shown in Knitty as the prototype! Congratulations!

Kim in Oregon said...

I love it and you look terrific young lady!

Kim in Oregon said...

Oh I forgot to ask do you like the new STR?

Chicago Jen said...

Wow!! Ivy looks beautiful and beautiful on you too!! I'm going to try my hardest to be at Group tomrrow night, but I've got some serious catching up to do at work. BTW, the only knitting that happened in FL was on the airplane coming and going!!

tapmouse said...

Oh, I've been wanting to knit this pattern since I saw it! Now I REALLY want to do it, and with your recommendations it is difficult to resist-except that I have so many socks and another wrap top to finish first! Well, at least I need to finish the one wrap top first-I'm not even trying to get every sock finished before starting something else...