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Friday, May 18, 2018

FO Friday | Edie.

Happy Friday, y'all! It feels like it's been the longest week, and I still have things left to-do on my list, but one thing I do get to cross off is five days of blog posts ... and finished Edie photos!

I'm really pleased with the length now (and so happy I spent the eight-ish hours to fix it).
Ravelry details here 

Isabell Kraemer is one of my favorite designers - great shapes, fun details and well-written patterns - and Edie delivers all of these. Isabell wrote the pattern to use a 100% linen yarn (the lovely Quince & Co. Sparrow). She says she added the slip-stitch stripe detail - barely visible in this photo - to combat linen's tendency to bias. I used a 90% merino/10% linen blend (Madelinetosh Dandelion); and while my swatch biased like crazy, the finished piece looks ... fine! Go figure.

The only modifications I made to Isabell's instructions were to work Sunday Short Rows (this is my go-to short row method and while Carol says she doesn't recommend them when the short rows are worked just one stitch apart, I did it anyway and it worked fine) and to bind off with a size up needle. If I'd paid closer attention to my row gauge, which was a lot bigger than the pattern suggested, I would've known to knit a lot fewer rounds the first time around. (you'd think I'd know better!)

When I chose this spot for the photos, I had hoped you'd be able to see the beautiful irises blooming behind me. Sorry about that! Here's a photo I took yesterday afternoon and there are even more blooms today.
I'm so glad it's #blueskybloom season again!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ... that's not nearly as stormy as the weather folks are predicting 😀.

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Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

It's lovely, Mary! I can see why you'd want those irises in the background -- perfect complement!

Friday, 18 May, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

That is a beautiful sweater and so worth the time you spent fixing the length. The color is not your usual choice, but so lovely and matches the irises perfectly!

Friday, 18 May, 2018  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

It looks awesome! The fix was entirely worth it! What a great piece!

Friday, 18 May, 2018  
Blogger Carole said...

The sweater looks wonderful, I love that design!

Saturday, 19 May, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

The sweater looks like one you'll wear and wear! I love it! Good work on the fix and the photos!

Saturday, 19 May, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

Gorgeous sweater and it looks fabulous on you. Rain still coming down here...

Saturday, 19 May, 2018  
Blogger Bridget said...

So lovely! I'm attempting to knit this. I made my swatch, and instead of getting 5.5 sts/inch, I have 6 sts, so I'm trying to decide what I should do about that. But I hope my finished one (if I ever can figure it out) looks as nice as yours.

Sunday, 20 May, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

beautiful photo shoot and a lovely spring time sweater! Love the hints of jewel tones in the fabric.

Sunday, 20 May, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

Beautiful sweater Mary! And my goodness the landscape is lovely!

Monday, 21 May, 2018  
Blogger Penny said...

The length looks perfect and what pretty colors! In your sweater and the backdrop - those Irises are beautiful!

Monday, 21 May, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

You and Edie go quite well together! Wear her in great health aside: I have a pair of Skechers (shoes) with fabric very close to Edie’s ...and your yard looks quite good from this vantage point (re: landscaping).

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

Edie came out great-know you'll get a lot of use out of it.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018  

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