Thursday, June 26, 2008

Diamond Patch Finished

I have made this sweater before and know how it stretches. This time, I chose a size to just fit my hips and then I altered for waist and bust and, especially, the shoulders.
I knit the horizontal row option in the pattern and liked it much better than the diagonal because I could try it on as I went. As usual, I used short row shaping to extend the cap into a real sleeve.
Thanks to Carol Hurt, I had a needle plan. I started with size 7 needles for the first row. I then switched to 6's for the next two rows and finished with a size 4. The smaller needles control both fit and the stretchiness of cotton yarn. I love it.
I took the pics myself and in every one of them I had a goofy look on my face from jumping in front of the camera. In this last pic, I just went with it.
Pattern: Diamond Patch Sweater by Jill Vosburg at Just One More Row.
Yarn: Classic Elite Provence--the best all cotton yarn in my book. 4 skeins.
Needles: 7--4

8 comments:

shortoldlady said...

Congrats on a LOVELY finish! The color looks good on you and I love the pointy edges! NICE JOB!!!

Tvini said...

The sweater looks great, and you look adorable in that last picture. Hee!

turtlegirl76 said...

The last picture is my favorite =) I'll say it again, the fit on this sweater is absolutely brilliant. To think it was all done just by changing needles is amazing. You're a knitting genius!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wait - I shoulda said "Knit Wit" ;)

J.P. said...

Very nice, my dear! :)

knitting dragonfly said...

Very nice, It looks lovely on you, especially the last pic!!
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Jane! Looks great and so nice to see it move from your 'someday, maybe' stash to a finished beauty! Such an inspiration ...

kb

Anonymous said...

Your comments helped me grately, I plan to make another and another and another, lots of colors. Love the fit and your help with the bust and shoulders was just what I neeeded.