A Vintage Knit


Salina from Vintage Knits is finished. I used Yorkshire Tweed 4ply (not DK as specified by the pattern) and managed to get gauge. 4ply is a good weight for me, I like to layer as the temperature from one room of this house to another can vary so much. In spite of my love of colours and dislike of all this grey weather we have been experiencing I do love this shade of grey, it looks great with a splash of bright lipstick or a colourful scarf at the neck. This is my first knit from this book and I may well make it again one day, the shaping is so well thought out, very flattering, typical of what makes Kim Hargreaves such a popular designer. There were no major difficulties with the pattern and it was a quick knit, the yarn is a pleasure to knit with, no nasty surprise knots, doesn't break easily, soft to work with, lovely, a very wearable sweater.


I been tagged twice in the last few weeks and haven't managed to complete either, I am working on them, honest. I find memes ridiculously hard, I procrastinate too much.

Comments

Krawuggl said…
This is a beautiful little sweater and I love your colour so much more than the one they used in the book. I could imagine it so well worn with a red bandana with white polka dots, and grey is the perfect colour to add some splashes of red or pink. You are always inspiring me, Salina was never on my to-do-list, but now it´s a much preferred item for me, such a gorgeous style and so easy to combine with jeans and with skirts. It´s great!
Salina looks great - it probably has a better drape with the 4 ply yarn knit to dk gauge.
Marie said…
It's lovely! I agree re. Hargreaves, she's a genius when it comes to shaping.
Kathleen said…
Firstly - puddings! Cranachan is delicious http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usrecipes/cranachan/
A nice Tipsy Laird is good too, (that's probably your sherry trifle recipe) http://www.recipezaar.com/109292
or perhaps
Clootie Dumpling http://www.scottishrecipes.co.uk/clootiedumpling.htm although that can be a bit heavy if you've had a hearty meal before.
Or how about good old unbeatable delicious home made shortbread??
Enjoy it when it comes, I'll be singing my wee heart out come this Thursday.
Lang may yer lum reek, K. x
Kathleen said…
I felt I had to answer that bit urgently, pudding is a very important topic.
Now I can comment on your lovely Salina. That looks lovely and will go with so much. I really miss Kim Hargreaves as a designer with Rowan, she was top notch. Never bought anything from her own brand of kits yet though.
Kathleen x
HPNY Knits said…
lovely sweater! looks really good on you. i happen to love grey, in all its nuanced shades.
:-)
Arianwen said…
It looks lovely. It must be mild there at the moment I wouldnt step outside the house without a coat at the moment it is far too cold!
Alice said…
Very chic and simple. And I really can't help it - I do so love grey.

Re the memes - don't think too much -just write whatever comes into your mind first (within reason!) That's what I do, otherwise it's too much like homework.
heather said…
ooh lovely - very chic ! Salina's been on my to do list for ages, it's by far my favourite pattern from that book. If only my to do list wasn't quite so long ......
Lina said…
Your Salina looks fantastic! I hope to knit this for myself one day.
yvette said…
Its gorgeous, its also on my to do list, sometime........
Oh I'm envious. This has been on my to do list for about a year. Well done on changing it to 4ply - you're braver than me!
carol said…
I agree re Salina and Kim Hargreaves. Great design and designer. The colour and style suits you.
Nora said…
Salina is oh-so-lovely. I love the colour and the fact that you used a 4ply, as it's all about the drape! x
Charity said…
You look beautiful, and the sweater is wonderful! Great to hear your feedback on the pattern - I've been thinking about it, but am never sure. :0)
Elizabeth said…
Your weather doesn't look grey at all! I can show you grey.(the snow in the background helps, too)
Salina is wonderfully flattering on you. I like grey myself. You can bounce a lot of accent colours off of it and it doesn't wash me out like beige.
Kathleen/Texas said…
You have such skill! Its really lovely and yes a red polka dot scarf would really set it off!
littlejennywren said…
The sweater looks beautiful. I think that shade of grey is very feminine, I especially love it with all shades of pink.
alltangledup said…
salina looks gorgeous on you! I love the colour and the fir is perfect
Alex said…
This sweater is so beautiful. I love the colour and the shape very much.

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