April 17, 2012

There's a fly on your sweater!


When I first saw this fly, I knew I had to use it at some point. I asked the designer, and she made it available as a chart on Ravelry.



Then I fell in love with the cowl "Stripes to keep me warm". And I saw lots of stripy sweaters on Ravelry (like this and this), and felt I needed a stripy sweater too.


Two skeins of Kauni Effektgarn bought for a long forgotten project to be, were fetched from stash, and striping started. I discovered the jogless stripes technique - you might notice the colour changes here, but it's not very obvious, is it?

 Not a perfect shot, but at least a modelled one!


The sweater is worked top down, starting out as in the "Stripes to keep me warm" cowl pattern. Obviuously a lot shorter neck than the cowl. I did the first increase as in the cowl pattern. The second increase was incorporated into the first rows of housefly chart. I divided for sleeves and body using the EZ percentage system


I did some shaping on the body  as I went, should have started it a bit earlier, but wool is forgiving and it looks nice enough, I think. I love wearing it!





Well done, Tori, first finished big project in a long time!

10 kommentarer:

Mona said...

That is so cool!

Flowermouse Design said...

Really creative and so fun. Good that the fly was not in your soup.... LOL!!

knitnetty said...

Rålekker!!!! Good work!

Berit said...

fint mønster og morsom genser. Ha en flott dag

Mary Lou said...

That is adorable. So clever. Have you ever seen the movie "The Fly?" Now you can watch it wearing your sweater. Is that really just two colors of the Kauni?

Rubicon said...

What a pretty sweater :)

torirot said...

Thanks, all of you!

Mary Lou, I have not seen that movie, maybe I should? I used two different skeins only (and I had very little left).

Vibekes lille ullne said...

Fineste fluegenseren! Denne var helt herlig med striper og originalt fluemønster. Kreativt! :)

ANNEPÅLANDET said...

Så fin!!! Jeg har aldri sett en fluegenser før, originalt! Her fikk du kombinert mange tekniker og triks, morsomt!

sanna said...

Vilken snygg tröja!

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