23 July 2012

FO: En Pointe Wrap Sweater

It's done!
I finished my En Pointe wrap sweater last night, and snuck off to take a few quick photos before bed. It's sooooo comfortable. I love this yarn. Wow.
I was really surprised to have so much yarn left over...  It seems like I may have half of each skein (probably less) to use on another project. Teeny striped wristwarmers, mayhaps?

Speaking of stripes, these photos don't show the color well, so here's a detail shot:
The variations are subtle, but you can tell the difference in person. I think the lights are just washing out the stripes in these photos. 
I chose to accent the sleeves with gold, and did the ribbing pieces on the back in pink. I figured it would be easier than trying to simultaneously maintain stripes and a rib, since the yarn is so soft and smooth that I was constantly retensioning it.

You really get a feel for how the sweater wraps on the sides. Its a teeny slip of a thing, but the pattern definitely allows you to adjust the stitch count. I'll probably end up using this for leftover sock yarns as a stash buster. Although it took be about three weeks to get through the pattern, I attribute that to my refusal to take the project with me anywhere-- all the knitting was done at home. I didn't want to risk turning the wound cakes into a mess of tangles, which happened while I was winding them. Once is enough, thank you very much!

The icord works well as a durable option for ties, but I could also see starting this with a wide garter stitch ribbon, or sewing on some pretty ribbon as well.

I'll leave you with my favorite shot:
- YX

PS- I still have quite a few people entering my July giveaway! Only a week left to enter!

8 comments:

  1. I liked it before I realized it was striped, but I kind of REALLY dig it with the stripes.

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    1. Thanks! The stripes are less subtle IRL, but I'd love to try them with that pink and a cream color, too... :)

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  2. Very pretty, it looks great! I saw some of the people who did this on Ravelry talking about it being "too off the shoulders" - Did you find this to be the case?

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    1. Not at all! Since it has to be worn over another piece, I find it doesn't slip off the shoulders, either. The top of the shoulder is 5 stitches wide, but by pulling on the ties at the back, it eases the sweater into a secure fit. Butttt one could BO stitches later on in the row and increase the 5 stitch shoulder to be more. The pattern is super flexible in my opinion.

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  3. Amanda VondrasekJuly 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    I love this piece! And I love your blog. It is definitely my favorite out of the MANY I have attempted to keep up with. Keep it up!:)

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    1. Aaah thank you!!! I'm always willing to do requests, too, if there's anything you'd like to read about!

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  4. So glad you liked my pattern! Your version is absolutely gorgeous. : )

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