Sunday, July 8, 2007

FO: Prosperous

I know I posted this morning, but I was able to get a decent picture to show, so this is a bonus post.


Pattern: Prosperous Plum

Size: 32" finished bust

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece; 2.5 skeins "Dusty Sage"

Modifications: very few. I made it two inches longer (1 inch below the waist shaping; 1 inch above) to accommodate my height. I worked two rows of single crochet for the edging instead of two rows of crab stitch (since I don't know what that is).

Thoughts: I love this pattern. It is worked in the round with only two short seams for the shoulders. The pattern is made up of two simple charts. The only slightly tricky part is the picot edging, which requires a provisional cast on and seam. The designer recommends four inches of negative ease, which seems to be about right. As I already mentioned, mine ended up with only two inches of negative ease, and it is a little looser than I would have liked. Still, it fits pretty well and is comfortable and very wearable.

19 comments:

MelissaKnits said...

It is lovely!!

How many dollars for a what???? For crying out loud, yarn is cheaper and more fun.

knottykitty said...

Wow, that turned out really gorgeous! And I think it looks great on you! Wish I could wear sweaters...sigh...

Quail Hill Knits said...

It came out absolutely lovely. You knit beautifully.

kmkat said...

Great job -- it is very pretty and flattering.

Sharon said...

I'm very impressed! Prosperous looks even nicer when it is worn. Well done!

Lydee said...

It's beautiful!

shopgirl said...

well done! It looks fantastic, and I love the color you chose.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Ditto what they said!;o)
I'm so amazed how fast you crank out the projects!!I'm still on March's, half done!

Karen said...

It's lovely! It doesn't look loose in the picture. It looks perfect. Enjoy wearing it!

Bea said...

Prosperous looks beautiful! It fits great on you.

Mel said...

It turned out fantastic! Did you try googling "crab stitch"? That's been really helpful for me in finding things I didn't have in a book already.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! It looks to me like it fits you well.

And yes, I do believe in what spanx can do. Although it may only go where you want it to if you stand on your head. :—)

Kristin said...

It is awesome!! I think you could well be the fastest knitter I know.
I really love the picot edge. Good work with the provisional cast on, I've never done it.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Hey, thanx for noticing that I changed. When ever I have nothing to say I start trying out new looks. Having a hard time wrapping up my story.....

5elementknitr said...

I love this pattern! Thanks for linking to it. There's a sale at my LYS on the 29th and I'll be getting my Cotton Fleece then!

Romi said...

That looks fabulous! Well done. :)

Faith! said...

Oh beautiful! This is so great- the color, the fit, the pattern. Well done!

Jane said...

That is gorgeous!

che' said...

That is just incredible!