Saturday, December 02, 2006

Hug Me




Seriously. Hug me in this sweater. You won't let me go.

Pattern: Refined Raglan, Winter IK 2006
Yarn: Malabrigo, Burgundy
Mods: I modified the stitch count slightly due to gauge issues, and it is definitely a closer-fitting sweater than the one the model wears in the magazine. The other major modification is that I swapped out the funnel-neck specified in the pattern for a classic K2 P2 crew neck. This is an easy modification -- e-mail me if you want specifics on how I did it.

The most difficult thing about this sweater is photographing it. But trust me. It's perfect.

This is a sweater that any knitter would rate a 10. Gorgeous, super-soft yarn with rich incredible colors that knit up without incident into a simple yet distinct, absolutely perfectly fitting sweater.

27 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

I love the color! its suits you, and the sweater fits nicely. I really like the cable at the arm seam.

Mintyfresh said...

You can't get much better than "perfect." Looks awesome on you.

Stuntmother said...

Just beautiful and it fits you wonderfully. How lovely.

shizzknits said...

What a pretty color, it suits you very nicely! Beautiful job!

anne marie said...

you sexy thing!

another gorgeous creation from the liz k. needles; fabu!

jody said...

wow it's fabulous! the sleeves are a great length, the body fits so nicely, and i like your neckline better than the original. it seems like you just started knitting it, AND you even had a vaca in the middle of it all.

i'm stunned with how well the malabrigo behaved too. i wonder if yours is a fluke, or if the kettle dye doesn't flash and pool like handpainting does. seeing this makes me reconsider using malabrigo for a full sweater.

it's gorgeous!

Kirsten said...

It's a gorgeous sweater and it looks great on you! I love the color and the cable detail at the raglan edge is perfect!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous! What a great color on you--and it must be soooooo soft.

Lolly said...

Liz, it is beautiful!! I love the colors - I can't imagine how soft it is... what a wonderful treat. And the collar turned out so much better than the one in the magazine too ;)

You (and the sweater) look smashing, my dear!

xo

Aileen said...

Three words...I love it!

Ann said...

Wonderful!!! I wanted to knit this one too! It's beautiful in the Malabrigo -- I've got to try that yarn ...

Fantastic ...

Mo said...

Yes, it is perfect. Great job!

Carol said...

That is a fabulous sweater and knit beautifully, too!

knittingphilistine said...

So very, very pretty! I love the varigation of the Malibrigo - and I've heard some super-wonderful things about that yarn - enough to know that I want to *sqwoosh* your pretty, pretty sweater! And, for once, I dare not to turn my nose up at all of that endless stockinette! Hmmm...new project for me, perhaps!

iSeL said...

A Malabrigo sweater!! You will definitely get hugged wearing it. It looks perfect on you. {{love}}

Susan said...

Damn, that was fast! I just got my Winter IK in the mail last week and here you are with a finished sweater from it. I love the color on you, and the pattern is probably the only one from that issue of IK that got put on my Will Knit Someday list.

Sally said...

I love love love your modifications, and the variegated yarn really adds personality. This is not something I would have knit based on the picture in IK, but upon seeing yours, it may certainly be worth a try. Brava!!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

That is a 10! Love it. Please send me the modifications, I'm planning to make it too and that funnel was giving me some worries.
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Dorothy said...

It looks fabulous. Love it on you.

Wendy said...

Love the detail on the raglan - I have to put this on my list!

Definitely huggable!

Wendy

margene said...

Very, very nice! It looks like a comfortable and classic sweater!

Laurie (Moo!) said...

It looks beautiful on you!

How many skeins did it take? :-)

knitnzu said...

Georgeous! Have you used the malabrigo before? I have a sweater that I can wear next to my oh so sensitive skin...but it's pilling! Who cares? It's so soft. Like the change in the neckline. I want to knit this, but there's a whole long list of things ahead of it!

Annie said...

Just beautiful! I saw that in the latest issue and I loved it. So great to see it knit up!

Kat with a K said...

Gorgeous!

Terhi said...

Oh, that is really beautiful! I've been thinking of making this too, and now I'm certain I will. :-)

eyeknit said...

Wow, Liz! I have some boring brown yarn I had planned to use for the Refined Raglan, but yours is great! Can I ask--about how much ease do you have in that one? It looks just perfect on you, and I agree that the modeled one in IK looks a bit boxy/loose. Your hair looks great, too!