Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Are you ready for some Grey Wall?

I sure hope so, because I want to show you my new Winnie sweater!  I'm so happy with the way it came out!

Outfit details:
Winnie sweater
Eloise tank
J.Crew cotton/linen lawn skirt, circa 2007
Camper Laura T-strap wedge

Closer up:  note the dropped shoulders.

I was really careful to match the stripes
everywhere.

The ribbing at the waist pulls in
a lot.

Back view.  Nails are Essie Camera.

Unbuttoned.

Angled armscye.  I blocked the pieces with steam like I normally
do, but pressed out the seams with a dry iron and a damp
pressing cloth.  Shoulder, side and sleeve seams are done in
mattress stitch, and sleeves are set in with backstitch.


Nifty buttons!  Neck and button bands
are picked up and knit after sewing the
pieces together.

I'm having an at-home day today, so I'm not actually wearing it, but I really liked this outfit and I'm looking forward to wearing it out into the world soon!

34 comments:

  1. WOW ! I cant believe how perfect your new sweater looks ! Waaaaaayyyyyy superior to my knitting skills. Well Jel. I really like this on you, in fact I love the whole outfit ! Excellent work xx

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty!

      "Well Jel" - took me a minute to figure it out! You Brits crack me up!

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  2. Gail, I have been sitting for the last few minutes just admiring your beautiful sweater! Big hugs to you, it is a stunning sweater and you need to get out in the world soon and wear it! Now I am returning to my sad little no stripped sweater knitting...practice..practice...practice!
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! Your sweater isn't sad though! It's very pretty! And stripes aren't difficult at all :-)

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  3. That is a really beautiful cardigan. You should be so proud of yourself Gail, it's exquisite! I love the whole outfit too, you look wonderful. X

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  4. As always, it looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Erika! Wonder if you'll make this one too, LOL!

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  6. Wow, it looks amazing! Can't believe how professional your knitting looks. And hurrah for dropped shoulders, I love them.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't so sure how I would like the shoulders (could possibly be a bit too '80s) but I really like them!

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful. The stripes!! And I love the outfit you paired it with. May I just say, your hair looks lovely?
    This is amazing knitting! <3

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    1. Thanks, Jo! I did try a new hair-curling technique, but somehow I always end up looking like a hippie!

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  8. Can't stop oohing and aahing! I love the skinny stripes and the shaping is just terrific.

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    1. Thank you! I have leftover yarn, and I'm thinking stripey hat . . .

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  9. OH MY you look adorable! That sweater is SOOOO cute, you look like a doll in it. Musssst make pronto!

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    1. Yes, do! It will be fun to see what colors you pick! Another friend of mine is doing dark and light grey :-)

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  10. The sweater looks fantastic on you!

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  11. The sweater looks great! The drop shoulder is very chic. And I know this has nothing to do with the sweater, but your nails really pop out against it.

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    1. Thank you! This is a new color - a neon coral!

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  12. It's stunning! So beautifully made and it looks great on you. I love your whole outfit.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous - perfect I'd say :)
    You'll just love wearing this!

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  14. Gorgeous sweater. I need to quit my day job to start knitting more.

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    1. Doesn't it stink when life gets in the way of knitting? I hate that!

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  15. Oh that is really really lovely! Those buttons are perfect and the colours will go with everything!
    Just catching up on my reading - really like your Traveller dress too! :)

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    1. Thanks! And the best part is, the buttons were only 15p each!

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  16. Oh, this is so cute! I love it! These aren't colors I naturally gravitate towards, but I really like them here. And dude, your hair looks amazing!!

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    1. Thanks, Ginger! I think this cardi can look so different, depending on what colors you use. I know Kristen at Knitionary is planning on doing a multi-colored one!

      Ah, the hair. It really drives me crazy, but thanks!

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  17. Gorgeous Perfection, right down to the buttons.

    Must echo each and every compliment - Just Perfect ! ! !

    hugs
    Gerry

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