Saturday, 21 May 2011

Briar Rose Knit Along - Completed!

Since berating my inability to finish knitting projects I have endeavored to spend as much time as possible finishing things up rather than just starting new things, and result! My Briar Rose Knit Along is finished! And I LOVE it!

Looking into the middle distance thinking:
"God my jumper is totally awesome!"

Isn't it the cutest?!

And now of some close ups of the amazing details of my beautiful new jumper :)

Front details

First up, the collar:

Collar details

I used Tasha's technique of picking up the stitches of the neckline and knitting the collar straight onto the sweater, I think it looks much neater than if I'd stitched one on after knitting it separately. Pretty stitches!

And now, the sleeves:

Pleated sleeve caps. Oh yeh.

I knitted the sleeves as per the pattern, slightly bigger so that to set in the sleeves you have to make a pretty set of pleats. I love them, they are so cute!

Next up, the buttons:

I love buttons

My perfect little vintage buttons are now in their rightful home, and aren't they lovely? They look really cute and pearly, a slightly different blue than the jumper but perfect nonetheless. 

 And now the final touch, the pocket:

This pocket rocks my world

I think that this pocket is my favourite part of the jumper. I love the shape of it, and the fact that it's worked in garter stitch makes it really stand out. It's cute, I love it, have you got that yet? :)

I think that this is a highly successful knitting venture. Never before have I knitted from a vintage pattern, or adapted a pattern so that it fits me perfectly (which this jumper does by the way!) so it has marked some pretty big knitting mile stones for me! I also really love wearing it, I've worn it three times already! It is perfect for the warm but breezy weather that we've been having. Basically I love it love it love it, bring on the next knit along Tasha! Because I'm going to be there with bells on!

I'll leave you with some more shots of the jumper, my goodness I love it!

Happy Weekend everyone :)


Annabelle said...

What a lovely jumper, it really suits you. I only wish I could knit like that xoxo

Wendy said...

Oooh It is Beautiful, That pocket detailing is really adorable, and your knitting is soooo neat i'm very jealous!

The Vintage Knitter said...

That is an amazing jumper, I just love all those little details like the collar, pocket and sleeves.

Toni Jo said...

I have been following the knit-a-long (but I didn't actually participate, too many things on the needles at once makes me nervous)... I have to say yours is absolutely beautiful. Your finishing skills are impressive! Especially those sleeves, those could not have been easy! Well done, it fits you perfectly and you look adorable!

Isis said...

It's gorgous! Love the colour! I envy you your skill!

Tasha said...

I looks absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad you're happy with it, you did a fantastic job! I encourage you to posts your pics in the Flickr group so we can all share. :D

Kate said...

It looks lovely!

Earthly Colours said...

Very pretty! I think the colour is very suiting to the pattern! Well done.

Casey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! :) This is making me want to knit up this sweater. ;) I had to skip the knit along because I was super busy when it started, but lately I've been itching to knit a little 40s something... hehe! I adore the buttons you chose too--so pretty!

Rhia said...

OMG it is adorable! I skipped this since my patience is not well-known when it comes to knitting. But these photos make me want to start doing it. And that floral skirt matches the sweater perfectly! Nice outfit! You seem to be master of making matching ensembles.

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