Thursday, May 21, 2009

FO: Paloma

I recently finished Paloma (ravelry link) from French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. he yarn is
Jaeger Trinity, a silk/cotton/polyamide blend.

I just LOVE the vintage-y look of this sweater. My chosen color also adds to the effect -- it looks like something I unearthed from an attic trunk. Wearing it makes me feel like I should be stepping into one of these garden party scenes in a PBS mystery.
I made the neckline narrower, and changed the distribution of stitches at the underarm, as described in this post and this post. I'm very happy with the customizations. I don't need a ribbon to keep the neckline in place, and I have just the right amount of ease at the bust line. In addition, I never changed over to the largest needle size in the bottom section. I just used the middle needle size and did 4 repeats of the 13-stitch pattern and 3 each of the 14-stitch and 15-stitch patterns. I think it would have been way to big at the bottom if I used the largest needle.
Finally, I used an eyelet border on the bottom and on the sleeve edging which looks like the neckline, more or less.


knittymuggins said...

Oh my goodness - it's stunning! What a beautiful sweater on you and I love the photos in the garden with your retro hat :) Another fantastic FO!

knitseashore said...

Your Paloma looks so beautiful on you! Robin and I are going to start this top soon, and your FO photos are so inspirational!

Virtuous said...

Hey Betty!

Thanks for trying to help me out on my double knitting project with the increases/decreases. Can you send me a quick e-mail so I can respond back to you off of blogland please?
My e-mail address is:


Robin said...

I love it!! Now I can't wait to start this with Debby!

Sam said...

This is really pretty, and I agree it has a nice vintage feel to it. I like the neckline modifications you made.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

OMG - how did I miss this????? This is stunning. *love*

BTW, your feed works again.