Sunday, January 21, 2007

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.


Blogger 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!

Sunday, January 21, 2007 12:53:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

Salina looks great - it probably has a better drape with the 4 ply yarn knit to dk gauge.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 3:10:00 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

It's lovely! I agree re. Hargreaves, she's a genius when it comes to shaping.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:16:00 pm  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Firstly - puddings! Cranachan is delicious
A nice Tipsy Laird is good too, (that's probably your sherry trifle recipe)
or perhaps
Clootie Dumpling 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

Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:20:00 pm  
Blogger 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

Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:23:00 pm  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

lovely sweater! looks really good on you. i happen to love grey, in all its nuanced shades.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 10:52:00 pm  
Blogger 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!

Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:11:00 pm  
Blogger 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.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:30:00 pm  
Anonymous 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 ......

Monday, January 22, 2007 9:29:00 am  
Blogger Lina said...

Your Salina looks fantastic! I hope to knit this for myself one day.

Monday, January 22, 2007 3:20:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

Its gorgeous, its also on my to do list, sometime........

Monday, January 22, 2007 4:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Susan Crowe (Damn, Knit & Blast It) said...

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!

Monday, January 22, 2007 5:17:00 pm  
Anonymous carol said...

I agree re Salina and Kim Hargreaves. Great design and designer. The colour and style suits you.

Monday, January 22, 2007 7:35:00 pm  
Anonymous 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

Monday, January 22, 2007 7:45:00 pm  
Blogger 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)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:09:00 am  
Blogger 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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 4:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Kathleen/Texas said...

You have such skill! Its really lovely and yes a red polka dot scarf would really set it off!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:53:00 pm  
Blogger littlejennywren said...

The sweater looks beautiful. I think that shade of grey is very feminine, I especially love it with all shades of pink.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:27:00 pm  
Blogger alltangledup said...

salina looks gorgeous on you! I love the colour and the fir is perfect

Saturday, February 24, 2007 7:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Alex said...

This sweater is so beautiful. I love the colour and the shape very much.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:47:00 am  

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