Thursday, October 02, 2008

the libby

Here it is. And since I don't know what to call it, I am going with the Libby sweater.
I truly couldn't be happier with how it turned out.  Pretty much exactly what I had in mind.
A shot of the back.
Sure, just climb over the fence to let me get a shot of the front.  (yikes!)
I do think that I would like this best without the contrasting colors.  But since I am tying all three sweaters together, I had to use a bit of their colors.  
Pattern:  My own.  I am going to write it up soon, if anyone is interested.
Yarn:  Classic Elite, Portland tweed.  (Pretty much the softest, most wonderful tweed that I have ever worked with.)  7 balls
Needles:  Size 7
Size:  age 10

I cast on for vest number 1.  Was excited to work on it until I read Kristen's post over at Through the Loops.  Mystery sock Knitalong?!  I'm in!

Have a wonderful day!

173 comments:

DAWN said...

Well that is about the cutest most flattering coat ever! and what a great color. The shots of her climbing over the fence were quite funny. Love it!! You go on with your talented self!!

APA said...

It's absolutely lovely and looks soooo good on your daughter, fitting her so well...and I'm thinking her personality, too? I like the contrasting bands for a splash of color, especially as you matched the buttons perfectly. Awesome, really. The Libby is a hit! Looking forward to pix of the vests!

seemommysew said...

Wow....I love that! So pretty! I wish I could knit one for ME! :)

francesca said...

the color, fit, and buttons are all wonderful. my compliments on such a gorgeous creation!

Sarah Jackson said...

I adore it! And I do like the contrasting bits. It adds a bit of interest. Nice job Leslie!

Siena Knit said...

This is SO nice! I would love a pattern for this.
Good luck with the mystery sock - I cast on last night :)

lucky knitter said...

Oh, it came out great! I love the contasting edging! Really, really nice. The mystery sock KAL caught my eye too. And I'm itching to make some Toast!!!

jess said...

I love it! It looks like she does too. :)

knittingphilistine said...

It is really wonderful. I hope to see the pattern in adult sizes. I'd definitely knit it!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful sweater! Of course we want your pattern :). I am knitting up some of your fingerless mitts as we speak.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Libby makes for a precious model too. Your knitting is always such an inspiration to see. Wish I could knit beyond scarves. LOL

Tanya

Sarah said...

I can't wait for the pattern!

Rosa said...

Oh yes! I have been thinking of that very design for my dd. But I am not great at designing because I am so not good at math. This is lovely for a young girl. My six year old, who wears a size 7/8, would love to wear this to school.

_sandra_ said...

simply beautiful! can't wait you share the pattern :)

Sara said...

I'd love to see the pattern for adults - it looks charming in the photos and I want one for me :)

Thanks for sharing your talents.

Sara

gaylen said...

The Libby is a hit! What a fabulous job you did. g

Lise said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love it :) The shape, the color, the buttons, everything!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful yarn, great design, cute buttons, fab colors... love the sweater!

Kathy said...

I love it! And would love to make one for my daughter!

kim said...

It is perfect! I just love the way it fits her, and the buttons are so great.

You are on a roll with the pattern designs. You *must* put them in Ravelry as downloads!

Jess said...

You are so talented! I love it! That could easily be a favorite sweater in my wardrobe... glad you are writing up a pattern!

Lolly said...

THis is such a sweet cardigan! I love the simple lines and the pretty construction. THe pink is perfect too!

So excited that you are doing the Socktoberfest KAL too!

Betsy said...

Awesome use of that yarn! Thank Leslie - you did a great job!

amanda said...

looks lovely on her - the color is great.

Twin_number2 said...

I'm very interested in the pattern. It is the cutest, most awesome sweater....

Mary said...

The sweater looks great! The contrasting bands add a nice touch too!

KeanaLee said...

Love the buttons, where did you end up finding them? Sweater looks so cute on her, can't wait to see the vests. Um, I can't do the sock thing, I have too many things to knit before I die. LOL.... but let me know how it turns out.

Poshyarns said...

Yes, yes, definitely interested in the pattern. It is gorgeous and my goodness, did you knit it quickly! The colour is beautiful it looks so cute with her jeans.

Kristin said...

Great sweater! I love the swing of it.
I especially like the over-the-fence shot.

Michele said...

this turned out so beautifully. integrated is the word that comes to mind when i look at the design. i especially love that band of garter stitch across the top of the back. and your set in sleeves look impeccable.

Stephanie said...

So pretty! It is a nice classy shape. The color is lovely.

Denise said...

It looks gorgeous! I would love to see the pattern. Can I ask where you get your CE Portland Tweed? my LYS doesn't have it, and I don't even see it on Ravelry to see if anyone had it in stash to sell or trade!
Oooh and that mystery sock KAL! I think I might just have to join it ;) I've never done one before.
:)

Laura said...

That is such a cute sweater, I want one for myself!! I wonder if my mother-in-law will knit one for me =)

pinkrosecottagelady said...

Lovely little sweater for your little princess. I'm looking forward to seeing the boys sweaters!

Vickie said...

It turned out so cute! It would be great if you created a mother/daughter pattern because I I would love to have one for myself.

Mrs. MK said...

great knit!! Love the color and the pattern!

TD wool design said...

ok. now that you've named it, and will post pattern, my lib will want one! must keep quiet about this. :)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh my, look how tall she's getting! I mean your daughter, not the sweater. Libby is just gorgeous. And yes, the pattern would be cool. I know a couple of tween girls who would love it.

amanda said...

Absolutely perfect! Of course Lily wants one now. Can't wait for you to write it up!

Jodi said...

It turned out beautifully! I especially like the contrast trim. I need to find some Portland Tweed--it looks like beautiful yarn.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is STUNNING! The colors and the trim are just WOW!

ali said...

Yay! What a darling finished object for your little darling!

Happy knitting-
ali

zebraknits said...

I am *drooling*. Literally. Wait till I show my girl Libby's sweater. She'll definitely want one.

I take it that Libby knows what a stylish mom you're - who knits up stylish sweaters for her kids. You both are lucky!!

nicole said...

Oh yes, yes, yes!!! Pattern please!
Gorgeous.

I'm joining the mystery sock knitalong too. It'll be fun!

iknitipurl said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Now I wish I had a 10 year old daughter, but I think I'll wait! :) Can't wait to see the pattern, I'll definitely have to make one for a friend.

pungsnotded said...

It is just gorgeous!

cloth.paper.string said...

leslie, it's amazing. i do hope you write up the pattern!

sheepish one said...

lovely.
i will beg you to write the pattern... beg you!

nova said...

It's wonderful! It fits her so well the sweater is beautifully designed. Bravo!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love it! i am so wishing i was libby's size right now! great job, she looks totally amazing in it!

stitching under oaks said...

So cute! You did a fabulous job! That sweater will be worn all season long! It looks great on her! That mystery sock KAL sure is tempting...I wonder how many KALs one can realistically do? I joined the FLS one on Ravelry last night!

green phoenix said...

Beautiful,
I wonder if you're up to the challenge of making it to fit grown ups!That would be fab!

beki said...

so very nice!

knitty bitty apparel said...

Hello! I just wanted to say that I've really enjoyed reading your blog---and your photography is amazing. And, this sweater is simply stunning! I love it!

Rachelle said...

it's gorgeous! why oh why do i not know how to knit.

Charity said...

Gorgeous! I'd love the pattern, if you're planning on writing it up! :0)

Lin said...

What a great knit that is! I love the garter stitch across the front and the colour!

crochetgurl said...

it's gorgeous!...not sure if i ever introduced myself to you, but i love your blog and pictures :-)

house on hill road said...

it's taken me all day to get here!
i love it, leslie. it is darling and fits libby so well. well done! can't wait to see it with the vests.

MadMad said...

So, so cute! Can't wait for the pattern! (I love that picture of her climbing the fence. And her haircut! How cute is that?!)

dana said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I actually added you to my google reader :) because I'm SO amazed with your knitting creations. That sweater? Are you kidding? So cute. And yea, I'd be freaking out if my model starting climbing the fence in a snag-prone garment too.
Beautiful work!

robyn said...

ell, i for one would love to see a pattern!

Ella said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! I would totally wear something like that - I love the ribbed section at the midriff. And I actually like the contrasting colors - gives it a bit of attitude. Too cute!

Philigry said...

leslie, this is so adorable. I love those big buttons. i can't wait to see the vest's! I am making Addison a Houndstooth vest for Christmas! i can't wait to see you photo with all your kiddos!

Lori in Michigan said...

What a darling sweater! It has just the right elements..I just love it. And hello fellow mystery socker!

emily said...

i'm glad you're going to share the patter. i've been missing my knitting mojo, and wanting very much to get it back!

JL said...

O, this is beautiful !! It looks wonderful and fix her well.

Plus the lovely scenery, you did a good job.

I gonna knit one for Jayne, may i have your pattern please. thank you. Does it fix a 10 yr old ? I hope i can knit just like you do.

Now, gotta to shop online for the yarn (hope the shipping cost is not more expensive than the yarns itself)

Keep my finger crossed !!

Anonymous said...

beautiful sweater

leslie

vivian said...

Beautiful sweater! Please write it up. I would love to make one.

amandajean said...

I. love. it.

and I love that you named it after her.

t does wool said...

bravo on a job well done! Good work,waiting for the pattern!

JL said...

I' m in for the Mystery Sock KAL, thanks for the link.

Got to wait till end of the month in order to start as i will be knitting toe-up, 2-1-time socks, i cant get the same tension if i were to knit one at a time, always ended up one longer than the other.

O boy - counting down the day !!

peaknits said...

oh oh!! I love "the libby" - and my Libby would sure love it too:) Please share if you find the time to write it up - thank you in advance. I am with you on the KAL - that Kirsten is so darn generous!:)

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Oooh, yes please, I'm definitely in on being in line for the pattern. My Little Princess would look adorable in this. In fact, I think I'd like one of these myself.

Michelle said...

oh yes, pattern, please! All of our daughters need one! I actually love the contrasting colors!

robyn said...

It is the most adorable cardigan ever. The colour is lovely and really suits Libby's skin/hair tones and you have done a wonderful professional job.

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Please post the pattern!

Sharon said...

It so pretty, almost ethereal. I must try this tweed! And I must say, I would knit this to fit myself as an adult, I like it so much!

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

I am so excited that you are going to write up the pattern to your Libby sweater! I love it!

villapeikko said...

It's gorgeous!

sue said...

Your daughter's sweater is just beautiful. I would be very pleased if you wrote up the pattern as I would love to knit one for my niece and my daughter too. I cant wait to see how well the vests turn out too.

Estella said...

It is wonderful! Do write it up as I know my 11 year old daughter would live in it and I'd love to make it for her.

lise said...

It is lovely! I followed your Cobblestone instructions and knitted sweaters to all my childen. Now I'm looking forward to your pattern, then I will knit the coat to my eight year old daughter.

Knitterella said...

Oh I love it! Looks perfect and perfect on Libby!

Quinn said...

What a fantastic job! It is just beautiful. I wish I was that talented.

Kirsten said...

It is adorable on her!! I love those chunky buttons.

Thanks for mentioning the KAL. You sent a lot of people our way yesterday!

Pam said...

I'm looking forward to your pattern for this Libby sweater. It is beautiful. As always, you inspire.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

The Libby sweater is a stunner, love that Portland Tweed:)

Jane said...

ditto on what everyone else said! I want one for me!!!

Karin said...

Love that sweater, and yes please write up the pattern, and could you include the next size up, pretty please?

I tagged you, BTW. :)

Carrie S. said...

I love this! And I can't wait to see the pattern, and only hope there is some way to modify it for adults! I'm knitting challenged, you know!

Melody said...

Very beautiful! It has such a great shape...

Hilary said...

Beautiful!! I like the contrasting colors -- so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

That Libby and her Libby are absolutely lovely. Well done - I am once again completely astounded and inspired by your talent. I can't wait to see what's next on the needles for your boys.

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

great job leslie! this turned out perfect! she looks so darn cute in it!

Crystal said...

It turned out beautiful! Everything about it is perfect.

Guam Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful, the pattern, the fit, the colors! Just gorgeous! If you write up the pattern be sure to let me know!

Marilyn said...

Oh, what a beautiful sweater. I would love this in an adult size and in a size for my granddaughter who is a size 6-7 [6 yrs. old].
Yours is a blog that I never miss reading. You are such a talented and generous woman. I would love having this pattern in any size!
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. You are a guaranteed day brightener. Marilyn

lindar said...

It is amazing! Your photos are so great and your family, just great models. Kudos to you on this design! It is so darling! Would love this pattern.

HomeMadeOriginals said...

What a great design, love the colors, texures, everything!

tiennie said...

This is so sweet! I'd love to knit one for my daughter!

Kristyn Knits said...

what a lovely libby...the daughter and the sweater! what a blessing to have a daughter to knit for. I'm anxiously awaiting the boys' vests...I have a couple of those I can knit for!

Shannon said...

That is a gorgeous sweater! I look forward to seeing the pattern, my daughter would love it!

Hege said...

It's beautiful and the colours are great!
Have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

that is just the prettiest sweater i've ever seen, i really really mean that. stunning!
heather
beautythatmoves

Yarn It said...

Truly a gorgeous sweater! I love it. Please do write up the pattern. I think all my girls would wear this one.

pinkflowerbuttons said...

What a gorgous cardigan. Love it!!

~ K ~ said...

I want one! How lovely.

Knitting Diva said...

I personally love the contrasting color. The perfect jacket for your perfect model....she is beautiful! I love your blog!

Ann said...

What a lovely cardigan! Thank you for sharing.

Cinnamonamon said...

Gorgeous sweater -- it looks perfect on her! :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic sweater!!! Can't wait to try the pattern for my little girl.
Deidre

Linda said...

absolutely gorgeous sweater!

mlanezoo said...

Discovered your blog through Aim's. LOVE the coat. I want an adult sized one for myself!!

Hilary said...

Wow! That's beautiful! You do such fast work. :-)

Obsessed with knitting said...

Yay! You're a designer!! It's beautiful!

Melissa! said...

Absolutely divine! And it's appropriately named! I'm in line for the pattern!

Meggie said...

Wow! Great Libby sweater, Leslie! Don't bother sending the pattern to me...I wouldn't know what to do with it..LOL

Gigi said...

Love the pattern and the color choice. Just fantastic!

Pax *knits said...

Oh, it is your own pattern.Great job Lesile.
The Cardi is really beautiful and love the color too.

melissa said...

yay! it's so cute! i agree with you about the portland tweed. i just bought some and it's fantastic, and super-soft!

Erin said...

I know I am late to the party but it is really very cute. Just perfect on her.

Romi said...

I love it!!! :D

Kara said...

It is the perfect cardigan for scaling fences. So cute!

radioactive girl said...

I love the sweater! My daughters would both love one like that!

Rebecca said...

pattern please? oh please. you think it would easily adjust to fit a full-busted woman? love it! but i'm not sure there's a young girl in my life to knit it for...

Mo said...

Simply Gorgeous...the knitting and the color. WOW! I am truly in awe of your talents. :)

SMF.sportychic said...

Leslie, that is amazing, it looks so, well, Libbyish! Lovely¡

m said...

That is a really nicely designed, spare-but-detailed sweater-
beautiful!
My one caveat is the buttons- not sure about those- I'd like some vintage pale pink glass ones I think...
There are so many too fru-fru conconctions out there now- yours is truly good design. Thanks!

Grace said...

Oh, oh, oh! Leslie. I haven't been by in a week or two and I missed this! I am so in love with it. And when you get the pattern made, I am sooo making this for Elisabeth. This is *beautiful.*

annod said...

I just love this sweater and it looks so nice on your daughter. Will this pattern be available soon and will it be in adult sizes also?

Gnat said...

That is so beautiful!! I want to make it now for me!!! Great pictures!!

Marybeth said...

I love the sweater and would love the pattern. I can't believe how lucky I was to come upon your blog today. I even got the acorn cookie recipe.

Kris said...

Wow, this is like, perfect... love everything about it!
Hope to find the pattern =) cause that will be me next project!!

Karen said...

Love, love, love this cardy!!! When do you think you'll get a chance to post these instructions as I truly can't wait! Thanks so much in advance! Karen

Anonymous said...

That sweater is gorgeous! I have three boys, but would love to make it for myself! Will you be writing the pattern up for adult sizes? Sure hope so... You do such beautiful work!

Robin @ Parenting Project said...

Wow, I just found your blog and I'm in LOVE! I don't knit nearly as much as you do (though I certainly wish I did). You are an inspiration. I really want to knit this for myself! It's beautiful. This may just be the first sweater I attempt to knit for myself... I do love it!

hope said...

I just found your blog and love, love, love the Libby sweater. Have you written the pattern yet? My 11 year old granddaughter would just love that sweater.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

You are an amazing knitter. I come here every so often from my friend Katies blog and I just adore your skills. I have none when it comes to knitting, and honestly, since #3 was born, I don't even sew anymore... a craft to which I can only claim 'decent' at. But I am amazed by people who can knit. That sweater is beautiful and my daughter would love it!

Val

Megan said...

Just wanted to let you know I just finished knitting this sweater and my daughter loves it, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this coat. Can you give us an adult size version? PLEASE???

Veronica said...

I can't download pattern. It states site closed. I really would love to print it off. thank you.

Debra Richards said...

Love this. Would love this pattern if you're willing to share. Both in a kids and adult size. Thanks.

vtblume said...

I would love to make your Libby sweater for my grand daughter. Is the pattern available? This looks like it would be the perfect sweater for any little girl. Cute, but not fussy.

Robbie said...

I would love to have this pattern.

Unknown said...

I would love the pattern when you have the chance to write it up! This is beautiful>

Robin in New Jersey said...

If this was in an adult size, I would make it!

jerefit said...

Looks so comfortable and cute. I'd like to knit one for an older granddaughter. Is there a pattern, yet?

Anonymous said...

Sarah in Va. says: What an adorable sweater. Now is the time to start knitting this cutie, for me and for my grandaughter. Can you please give us a pattern for girls, teens and grown-up women?
Thanks so much
Sarah

Anonymous said...

I love this sweater and have several granddaughters who would love it! Could I please get a pattern for girls, teen and women? Thank you for sharing .

Marcy Maez said...

I would very much love to have this pattern..I would need it a little larger to fit my grand daughters..amaezink@gmail./com

denise said...

i have 4 granddaughters I'd love to make this for, please e-mail me the pattern:

d4a18t2c10@yahoo.com

Denise

Anonymous said...

It's so lovely, I wish it were a pattern for adults! Any chance you'll adapt it?

monica said...

love the coat could i possible have a copy of the pattern . I have 5 grand daughter and i would love to make them one bmmalone@hotmail.com

thanks

Anonymous said...

Does this pattern come in a ladies size any where? It is soooo cut I would love to have one for me!!!! Or even a similar pattern if anyone knows of one?

Suzy said...

That's an adorable sweater ... I love the contrasting stitches! Is it easy to make in adult sizes?

Marcy said...

I love the sweater and would love to make my granddaughters each one.amaezink@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

would love to have this pattern............please!!!!!!!!!!!!perfect for my 11 year old granddaughter!! bwaldron06@optonline.net
beautiful work and I love the name you chose. :-)

adore said...

I love it. Can you e mail me the pattern. I also think a day without knitting is a day wasted. My e mail is adore@lantic.net

Janis Blondel said...

Fabulous cardigan I really love the design. Would love a copy of pattern PLEASE my email address is staffnurse67@gmail.com

nubianepiphany said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern!

I'm relatively new to knitting and this looks like a great first sweater pattern to try, not to mention I've found it very difficult to find patterns for girls aged 8-13!

My daughter will love this!

Sue B. said...

Would love t have this pattern to knit up for my granddaughters. Could you kindly sent me the pattern at aimeboucher@verizon.net. Thanks.

Barbara said...

I would love this pattern, it is adorable and just the perfect size for my granddaughter.

jean rineer said...

I can't find the pattern..can you please e-mail it to me? I would love to make it for my great grandaughter Abigail Rose. nonajmr@frontiernet.net Thank you..thank you ... thank you. Jean

Miriam said...
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Miriam said...

I am interested in your pattern. I see that you posted this in 2008, but can't see a pattern. Would you be willing to email me the pattern or send me to the link to your pattern. It's absolutely gorgeous.
mimgiles@gmail.com

Donna King said...

I would love a copy of this pattern.
jkmet@sympatico.ca

Donna King said...
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Diane Peck said...

I would love a copy of this pattern to make for my grand daughter.
dpeck72@aol.com

iwin said...

I like the contrasting bands for a splash of color, especially as you matched the buttons perfectly.tai game iwin

Elizabeth said...

Look on the right side of her blog. "The Libby" is listed under knitting patterns. I didn't see it at first.

game ibig said...

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