Sunday, July 30, 2006

Finished Orangina


I promised an Orangina update, and here it is, finished! I knitted this exclusively last week and finished it up. Note to self: monogamous knitting means faster finished objects. Sorry for the crappy photo. Mr. S has a lot of strengths, and being the official XRK photographer isn't one of them.

Project Specs:

Pattern: the ubiquitous Orangina, by the Glampyre, Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Rowan 4-ply cotton. I used 4 balls of Cheeky. This yarn is absolutely lovely, but then again, I do love knitting with cotton. Very smooth and comfortable to knit. No knots or anything.
Needles: US2 Addis. I swatched on US3s, and preferred the lace on US2s.
Pattern Notes & Modifications: This is actually a simple lace pattern to memorize, and once I submitted to using stitch markers liberally, I experienced success. I am an absolute beginning lace knitter, but I think I began to learn to read my lace, so even when I did make errors, I learned how to fix them. Or frogged liberally and carefully. The only modification I made was to add a stitch on each side for a selvedge to make seaming easier. I did made a small, and it fits comfortably. In a previous post, I wrote about being concerned about fit, but even with three inches of negative ease, this sweater fits nicely. Orangina knitters, knit small fearlessly!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

mr s. does not take crummy pictures. you look gorgeous; this photo reminds me of sarah jessica parker.

sweet sweater - will we see it in person on wednesday?

anne marie

jody said...

oh wow it fits great! that lace really has a lot of give -- 3 inches of negative ease. i never would have guessed. i'm glad you stayed with it as. oh, and i love the color. cheeky is great, isn't it?

Ann said...

Great fit and great color -- way to go Liz! I can't wait to see it in person in a few weeks!! I am also trying to be quasi-monogamous in my knitting (if that's possible) and I find it tough, but you do make progress ...

And you are very humble about your lace abilities -- you are quite good!

Susan said...

Wow -- it looks great! I thought from your earlier posts about the size issue that it was going to end up a little on the small side, but it's absolutely right.

Maybe some time we should all have a knitting weekend and send our spouses to a photography workshop so that they can photograph our FO's better. My husband never manages to take a good photo of anything, either.

Sally said...

It looks really good Liz! You should be quite pleased with yourself. Well done.

the little sister said...

Having seen the Orangina in person last night over (yummy) dinner chez Liz and Mr. S, it is one good looking garment. Two snaps up in a circle, sistah!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

What a gorgeous FO on a gorgeous lady and that color is just right.

Wear it happily!

My guy takes good pictures but he doesn't take the knitting, you know. Oh well. Lock 'em all in a room with some Rowan or Bliss books and a case of beer maybe they'll get the idea ;-)

Knitting Granny said...

Gorgeous! Love the color and your lace is wonderful. Congratulations!

margene said...

You look great in her! Wear her well and enjoy. The color is fabulous, too.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful. Great job on it!

Lolly said...

Another gorgeous Orangina! It looks lovely, Liz! It seems that the knitting gods are telling me that this should go on my list! I do have the yarn in the stash! :)

Thank you for your wonderful email!

aija said...

Great looking FO!