Monday, August 11, 2008

FO: Gathered Pullover

Next up in the FO parade is the Gathered Pullover.

This was a really simple, fun knit. It is worked in the round in one piece to the underarms and then split for the fronts, so there isn't much seaming--always a good thing in my book. The cable is interesting and well-charted and serves the dual purpose of creating a focal point and adding shaping under the bust. The only caveat I would add is that there is a lot of plain stockinette. I consider this a plus, since I actually really enjoy plain stockinette, but if you're one of those people who find it about as much fun as sticking a dpn in your eye, you might want to skip this one. I have a lace sweater I can send you to work on instead.

Pattern: Gathered Pullover from IK
Size: I followed the directions for the 32" size, but used a slightly larger gauge, for a finished size of about 33.5". This is about 1.5" of negative ease.
Yarn: Jaegar Roma (nylon/viscose/angora). Nine balls.
Needles: Size 9 Knit Picks Options circular.
Modifications: I added 4 inches in length to the body, including an extra inch above the cable to lower it and raise the neckline, and about two inches in length to the sleeves. I also added waist shaping to draw in the waist about 4 inches. I left out the eyelets at the bust, because I couldn't understand why I would want little holes running across my breasts.

This sweater was an experiment in negative ease for me, and I am pleased with the results. It is clingy, but not tight. I am considering doing another of these in wool in a bit larger size for winter wear. It was enough fun that I wouldn't mind doing it again!

20 comments:

Karen said...

This sweater is so, so pretty on you! I would say your negative ease experiment was a huge success!

sophanne said...

What a difference negative ease makes. It looks beautiful@

theresa said...

That looks fabulous on you. Thanks for the info on your mods, as I plan to make this one day (and 14 other sweaters).

Tammy said...

It looks great! I have some Louet Merlin (wool/linen blend) for knitting this in the fall. Thanks for the tips.

vanfox23 said...

i absolutely adore this sweater! It's so simple yet so beautiful. It looks great on you too. congrats on the FO!!!

TheBlackSheep said...

Really nice! Both sweaters are. I personally prefer the other one (I iz cable junkie), but they both look fabulous on you.

toni in florida said...

Beautiful! You have the perfect figure for these types of sweater... which tells me I probably don't. Still, thanks for showing off your FOs!

Knitman said...

I am taken by how beautiful you are!

Stephanie said...

beautiful! I love the look on you, it fits well and is a great staple color for you to coordinate!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Is that your first white sweater? It looks amazing!

Kim said...

Perfect! The fit, the snowy whiteness, the cablely goodness, everything! So so gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Marvelous!!!! I'd say your negative ease experiment was a HUGE success!!!!!

This pattern just leaped frogged up the list of things to do next.

5elementknitr said...

That looks absolutely stunning on you!

Lydee said...

this has been and is one of my favorites. it's so beautiful on you.

Haley said...

this sweater looks great! i LOVE it!

addictedtoknitting said...

This is so classy looking. You are an awesome knitter.

a friend to knit with said...

okay. this fits you like a glove. you look absolutely perfect in this one!!!!!!! well done!!!!!!

Vicky said...

I found this via Ravelry. It looks brilliant with the mods you made and in white too. Any tips for doing the waist shaping? I've not really modified a pattern before and not sure how to go about it.

Paulah said...

omg found it via ravelry too!! it looks so beautiful!! congrats

lilibethsgarden said...

This looks sooooo gorgeous on you!!