Friday, July 15, 2016

FO Friday | Fine (Grey) Sand.

I know I've already shared a finished shot of my latest cardigan, but really, an airport bathroom selfie doesn't do this one justice.

So I asked Katie to take a few photos.

Now you can see what the piece really looks like...like how it's the perfect length to wear with just about any top (and cover up all of my rear end).

...and how the fronts are shaped ever so slightly to give it movement

...and how well the linen wears (seriously, I've worn this at least a dozen times and it's lived in my bag for hours at a time and it still looks just-blocked great when I put it on)

...and how beautiful the lifted increases look in this open gauge

...and how perfect the bracelet length sleeve is for wearing pushed up or down.

...and most definitely how much I love it!

The pattern is Heidi Kirrmaier's Fine Sand and I used the suggested Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (in a color that matches pretty much every top in my wardrobe - appropriately called Cloud Grey). The yarn is 100% linen, and while it's a little stiff to knit with, it softens beautifully after washing and drying (yep, this one goes in the dryer!) There are more details about the project on my Ravelry page (here).

Thank you, Katie, for helping me tell the story.

Wishing you all a fine weekend, with just enough gray!


12 comments:

  1. I am not a sweater knitter, but you may make me change my mind with this one. It's simply beautiful and you wear it so well; maybe the color should be called go-with-everything gray. Congratulations on your gorgeous sweater! (I still love the airport photo!)

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  2. Lovely and you're right - the increases are just beautiful! (I've had those sandals in and out of my cart for two days!)

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  3. This is a beautiful sweater! ����

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  4. Beautiful! It looks like the perfect cardigan!

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  5. It really is fantastic! I love the way the increases look and it's so versatile!

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  6. Not only is a beautiful, it's easy care. Elegant, a dress up or down look, and fabulous fabric. You really couldn't ask for more from a hand knit. Excellent and it looks so right for you!

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  7. So so cute-maybe next year!

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  8. It looks fabulous, you,look fabulous - I've run out of words. It's the first time in years I've thought 'Perhaps I could take up knitting again ...'.

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  9. Lovely! Makes me want to make one for myself but I don't think that my tension would result in such a beautiful sweater as yours.

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  10. It is a beautiful sweater and well worth the more detailed looks - especially those lifted increases!

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  11. It is indeed a grand sweater...so simple yet exquisite and you wear it sooo well! And Katie did a grand job capturing you and the sweater both in all your glory. The more I see the more I am convinced I will give it a whirl...someday, perhaps soon come Fall.
    Cheers~

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Thanks for the feedback!