Sunday, September 21, 2008

Self Portraits?

Not so much. But how about that sweater?

This is my first ever sweater for myself. I run way too hot for sweaters but this yarn is soft enough to wear next to my skin, eliminating the need for an extra layer. It's a simple top-down raglan based on this pattern but given that I lack a cylindrical upper body, I resorted to a bit of completely made up shaping and got lucky because it worked out perfectly. There's enough space where I need it without huge saggy shoulders. The arms are short enough and the waist ribbing is snug enough to keep the sweater from stretching and dragging. I'm so happy with this sweater that I don't even mind having knit it twice.


Mimi said...

Wow that sweater is gorgeous!

And you look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Foxy! What a lovely color!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

You look really nice in that color! And you look kind of sassy there, with your hand on the camera!

I don't think I could get away with that color, which is too bad because it's so bright and happy.

ElizO said...

I love the sweater! Great color, and it does fit perfectly.