Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dahlia done!

I finished my Dahlia sweater a while ago, and have finally got around to taking some (crappy) pictures. I promise to try and get some modelled shots soon, but I wanted to post this before I forgot.

I love this sweater for a number of reasons. One - it's made of Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool, one of my all time favourite yarns to knit with. Love. This. Stuff. Two - it;s red. A great, blue toned red, that looks great on me. Three - the pattern - Dahlia has a wonderful floral lace back insert, and an unique construction. I got slowed down by the endless stockinette for the fronts, but made up my mind to power through it, because I really wanted this sweater to wear on Christmas Day.
The one downside - I wish I had just one more ball of wool - The sleeves are just below the elbow, and while this is okay, I would probably be happier with a few more inches of sleeve length.
Please note that having it draped on the dressmaker's mannequin does not even come close to doing it justice - it looks so much better on. I can wear it either loose and draped down the front, or with a cross over neckline,

anchored with a small pin. Either way looks great, and I can see a lot of use out of this.

Merry Christmas to ME!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning!
It looks beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

A. Lurker

Lucky Canuck said...

It's pretty amazing!Congrats!

TracyKM said...

Beautiful!
How many stitches wide are the stockinette panel? Less than 150? .....

KnitTech said...

Best. Present. Ever!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the sweater!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not going to be able to make a knit night this week (or probably even next...), so Merry Christmas!!! Hope Santa brings you Tove's entire store!!!
Nancy

AlisonH said...

Beautiful. For this week calling it a poinsettia sweater might work, too. Merry Happy Christmas Hanukkah Solstice!

Sigrun said...

Amazing!

Acorn to Oak said...

I LOVE IT! It's beautiful! :-)

Carol said...

I think I'm in love! That's gorgeous

Brendaknits said...

Merry Christmas to you indeed. It is lovely - and a perfect style for you, I think.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That is stunning!