Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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    God is in the details.
    -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    This may be my finest sweater yet. The knitting, the ruffles, the decreases, the ribbon, the buttons. It's all here.


    Pattern: Rowena from Knit 2 Together
    Yarn: Knit Picks Ambrosia
    Needles: US 4 and US 3 Addi Turbos
    Notes: I've previously discussed my raglan and ruffle mods, otherwise I made it as written. The ruffles were fiddly, but in a good way. The hardest part was probably finding a complementary ribbon.
    Best Thing About This Project: Sshhh . . . . It's a surprise. There should be a modeled shot from the recipient later this summer.

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    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    It's beautiful. I love the color and the ruffles are fabulous.

    6/20/2007 7:41 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So very pretty and dainty! Very cute!

    6/20/2007 7:42 AM  
    Blogger Anneliese Kelly said...

    Hmm, now I'm frantically trying to figure out whom this could be for...someone who doesn't read the blog, I would guess, but it seems like everyone you know does. Well, I have it down to a shortlist of about 4 at least.

    6/20/2007 7:46 AM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    I can't wait to see what sweet little feminine thing gets to wear this LOVELY sweater. It is all sweetness!

    6/20/2007 8:17 AM  
    Blogger Marsha said...

    I LOVE it!!! Great job, and since I've already had my birthday, I'm sure this isn't for me....darn it! Lucky recipient!

    6/20/2007 8:19 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh such a beautiful sweater - it is so feminine with ribbons and ruffles and those lovely buttons. The girl on the receiving end of this sweater is very fortunate!! Excellent work!!

    6/20/2007 9:17 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are rightly proud. Rowena is gorgeous!

    6/20/2007 10:59 AM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    Oh so pretty!!! I love how girly the ruffles and ribbon make it. :)

    6/20/2007 11:34 AM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    What a beautiful sweater!

    6/20/2007 11:38 AM  
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    6/20/2007 12:27 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beautiful sweater! Great work with all of the details that make it so special. I can't wait to see it modeled!

    6/20/2007 12:42 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Soo pretty! I love the buttons - perfect fit!

    6/20/2007 2:32 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow -- The sweater is lovely, really nice knitting. It's on my list of to do's.. right now I'm working on the Linen Kilt from the same book for my LYS.

    6/20/2007 3:46 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That is so, so cute!

    6/20/2007 3:46 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's so very pretty!!! Fantastic job!

    6/20/2007 4:52 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ooh, very tantalizing...and just when I was about to complain about the lack of modeled shots.

    It looks great!

    6/20/2007 5:29 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It really is a beautiful sweater, and I am saying this as one who does not like pink. It's so feminine! I am sure the recipient will LOVE it!

    6/20/2007 10:51 PM  
    Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

    Oh wow, it's gorgeous! This one's been on my to-knit list for a while, and after seeing yours, it's jumped nearly to the top :) Great job!

    6/21/2007 3:53 AM  
    Blogger Tracy Batchelder said...

    I was wondering why there weren't any pictures of you wearing it. Now I know. What a fabulous gift!

    6/21/2007 5:30 AM  
    Blogger christine karr said...

    Oh, that is lovely! I agree, your best baby sweater to date!

    6/21/2007 7:40 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Wow, that definitely makes me want to make this! I thought the version in the book was lovely, but yours is even prettier! I'm sure the recipient will love it (it really looks like it will suit her).

    6/21/2007 8:16 AM  
    Blogger soknitpicky said...

    Oh, I loved the pattern in the book but hadn't really seen it knitted up. I love yours!

    6/26/2007 6:06 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am trying - with some difficulty - to knit this sweater, except top-down and in one piece. YIKES! Your FO looks lovely. So pretty!

    6/30/2007 2:16 PM  
    Blogger goodkarma said...

    I'm catching up on your old posts and had to comment on Rowena... it's lovely! There is a little flag in my brain for this sweater. It's so feminine and pretty. Can't wait for more info and photos!

    7/02/2007 9:47 PM  

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