Thursday, 19 April 2007

Somebody, say something!

Photo credit: craftster member - this isn't my jumper (or me!- I wish I were that slim and lovely) but I do love the design so, and am hoping to cast this on my needles.

Also, the tubey pattern is - it's done with 10 balls of debbie bliss' cashmere aran, but given that yarn's tendency to pill, I'm thinking a cheap springy yarn which knits to 4.5 or 5.00 mm needles would be good.
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove
I'm in love, but I do wish to alter and remove.
Remember this? This is a solid colour for knitty's 'tubey'. It's a much better design without the stripes, because it brings out the best aspects of the design without all those distracting colours.
I do like the simplicity of the top, the clean lines of it and it really rocks in black- or any solid colour, really.
Another factor that tips it in my favour is the fact that well, it's a pretty basic TV knit, and a really nice pullover, especially if it was done in lovely yarn.
The rib is brilliant, especially topped with the detail at the neck, and the way how the lines skim the body.
The stocking stitch bell sleeves and shoulders look like a shrug, and the almost casual look of the sleeves although sweet, doesn't reconcile with the cunning and sharply sleek lines of the rib. My husband agrees with this assessment, but here's the rub- I can't see what sort of sleeves I'd put in the place of the rib, and I do like the square neckline.
So, any options?
Thanks in advance.
My update on Loll:
Doing the back, had to rip it 15 rows to the waist decreases, so will put it away for now. I do want to have this done by Mayday, but we will see.


flaky knitter said...

The sweater turned out fantastic! May I ask what yarn you've used? I wouldn't change a thing. Its very flattering on you & turned out great.

cranberry said...

No, no, no. This isn't mine at all. This is from someone on craftser, based on the tubey design from

I do love the rib, the neckline and sleeves, but not together. Sigh.