Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rose Leaf Pullover

I did finish up the seaming/weaving in ends last night at SnB. Theresa was kind enought to get a picture of me modeling it:

Here's the obligatory "deck photo":
(click to get a larger view)

Project Info:

Pattern: Rose Leaf Pullover (that's not an official name)
Pattern source: Paton's leaflet Great Inspirations
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Provincial Rose
Needles: size 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4.0 mm)
Problems with the pattern: none that I found
Changes to the pattern: Well, apart from my usual yarn change (the pattern was designed using Paton's Paridiso Cotton... not a fun yarn to knit with), I reversed one of the lace/moss stitch patterns so they mirrored.
Overall Impressions/Notes: This was a great project. I had started this pattern back at my heaviest with the Paton's Paridiso yarn. It was a nightmare to knit with. It was taking me forever. As I lost weight, I realized that a: that it wasn't going to fit any longer and b: I knew I would never finish it as I hated knitting with the yarn. The Cotton Fleece worked out beautifully. Much nicer to knit with and I just love the color (I have yet to get a good photograph of the color- I had to do some manipulation this morning to even get close!) I see this getting a lot of wear: a nice weight sweater, not too warm, not too cool. A good "between seasons" pullover in a nice bright cheery color.

So that's done, now what? Well, the Deco Ribbon vest isn't working out. It's stiff and too small. I think I'll restart it on a larger needle, as I do like the pattern a lot. I have a couple of things started that I want to move into the "priority" project, but I'll have to see what strikes my fancy... I'll keep ya posted!

Happy Knitting!


  1. Pretty pretty pretty!!! Sorry to have missed the live modeling last night!

  2. It's beautiful, Cindy, great job!

  3. Wow! It's so beautiful! I'm impressed. :) It looks great on you, too!

  4. Wow, what a great project. I love the color and the pattern. Looks great on you, too!

  5. that is a gorgeous sweater - the pattern is fabulous and the colour is just exquisite

  6. thanks everyone! I'm very happy with the finished sweater! I looove the color, too!!!

  7. Looks great Cindy! I love the color and the pattern! Wonderful work!


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