Friday, February 27, 2009

The Duchess

My yarn arrived, and I knit my fool head off. Only took me two evenings to finish this sweater, mostly due to my lack of skills with scissors and some mad ripping. So without further ado... voila.

Pattern: The Duchess Raglan
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Closeout - 11 skeins
Needles: 10 circs
Mods: None

When I first tried it on, it was a bit snug. So I blocked the hell out of it and now it fits like a dream. I might make a few mods though - I might crochet on some edging to keep the lower edge flat, and I might put even another inch or two in the midsection. I like my sweaters long in the middle. But! All in all, I'd have to say that I'm totally in love. The yarn is a dream against my skin... snuggly warm and smooshy and soft. Not one itchy from it! And the color is lovely - the color of ripe raspberries. Oh! Raspberries! Yummmm....

How is it that knitting always brings me back to food?

7 comments:

Hilary said...

So cute!! What a pretty color and it looks absolutely fabulous on you.

a friend to knit with said...

i don't know why this didn't show up in my bloglines....i was coming to check on you to see where you have been!

i ADORE your raspberry sweater. that would be one of the most worn styles in my closet!

tiennie said...

Wow!!! This looks so beautiful on you! Fantastic job and fit!

R a i n said...

Gorgeous! The colour is yum.

Jessica said...

The sweater is great---I just love that color!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh your sweater looks fantastic on you!! Great color.

alittlebitofscrap said...

This is beautiful! Love that color and it looks great on you! :)