Tuesday, July 21, 2009

on my needles

This is my new project.  I became completely obsessed over it after seeing the one spiralstitch made.  And it just happened to be Classic Elite design by Pam Allen.  Bonus.  You know how much I love their pattern/yarn combination.
The construction is really interesting and I am loving it.  Starting on the right sleeve, working around the back and to the left sleeve.
After you finish the top, you pick up and work the body of the sweater.  Very little finishing. Another bonus!  Knit in all stockinette out of 100% cotton, this makes for an easy knit while clocking the hours at the pool.  If it is as cute as it is as fun, I can see this in another color in my wardrobe.  I'm thinking grey.  Or black.  Or olive.  Or brown.  Or........

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty color and it looks like a really fun knit, but you always do such beautiful work.

APA said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the color. And why not a second...or third? Hey, take it from the bag lady here. You can never have enough beautiful knits that you enjoy and in your hands passes the time beautifully, summer, fall, winter or spring! :)

Peace and pool ripples to you and yours!

XXOO

Jodi said...

Very neat construction! I hadn't noticed that pattern yet.

Knitting by the pool?!? Sounds fabulous.

martha - ca knitter said...

The color is beautiful. I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Java Mama said...

I love open cardigans! This looks like a great project. I wish my LYS carried CE yarn/ patterns. No such luck yet. Can't wait to see it on.

morewithles said...

Ohhh, thanks for sharing -- I've never seen that pattern before!

Caffeine Girl said...

Thanks for the diagram. Your labels were so clear and helpful. You picked a great color. Let us know how it's going!

Jane said...

This will be a fun sweater! Can't wait to see it on you!

Gigi said...

Oh, I like that! It looks kind of like Whisper -- only a little more to it -- which is good. Reminds me of that cute cardigan Scarlet Johanson wears in the pedicure scene in "He's Just Not That Into You", you think?
Blessings,
G

Allyson said...

How fun! I love sweaters with little finishing like that. And it is looking so cute! I can't wait to see how this one finishes up.

Tanya said...

Hi Leslie,
Love the matching toenails!!!

Pretty color. Happy knitting.
Tanya :)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I love genius knits! Looks awesome!

evergreenknits said...

Oooh, thank you for sharing! That is one darn cool cardigan. Must go now to add to my Ravelry queue ....

Camie said...

I never knit for myself - but this is so lovely, I think I just may start. Thank you for the inspiration & for sharing!

iknitipurl said...

Very pretty and the construction really does look interesting. Gotta love anything that you can work in 100% cotton in these hot summer months!

nicole said...

Such a pretty pattern, I've been dying to knit it. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

(I think I'll take mine in that lovely blue in the pattern photo. And grey, and tan, and black...)

Jessica said...

That is a neat construction. I'm working on my sweater in 100% cotton and it's all sockinette stitch. I think this might be a good second sweater for me!

Gretchen said...

so beautiful! And great color!

kendall*micayla said...

CUTE!!! i love it... i vote for the next one to be in green :)

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

Yes,it does look like Whisper sans the mind-numbing slow-goingness of it! Looks fab, Leslie.

Anonymous said...

What unusual construction and design. FUN! I think you need to do it in olive next.

I am still hanging on by my toenails to see what you come up with for Libby out of Spud and Chloe. I am loving the colors of that yarn, and since my youngest daughter is the about same age, I am anxious to see what you come up with. HURRY!!!! ~Jan

MadMad said...

Or one of each, of course! Very cute!

Kathleen said...

Neat construction. And I like your toenails! Thanks for the reminder that I really need a pedicure.

Cathy said...

that is really cute--love the sleeve length!

pricklypearbloom said...

Wow, that will be really cute!

Celestial said...

This does look like a lot of fun. Might have to go look at this again on Ravelry and temp myself.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

neat construction.. I love creative knits like that

stitching under oaks said...

no way! I have that pattern on my to do list! I love that marled yarn that they used in the model. (I'm just watching to see if it goes on sale anywhere) Yours is going to be beautiful. I'm so glad you showed how the construction of it is laid out. Way too cool! Another gorgeous knit you'll have before long.

katieleigh said...

Oh, beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh, I LOVE that construction. It always lays so well on my irritatingly narrow shoulders!

You always find the spiffiest patterns. I love the yarn color, too. And the yarn itself seems, at least in the photographs, to have an attractive sheen. <3 Gorgeous!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Oh, I LOVE that construction. It always lays so well on my irritatingly narrow shoulders!

You always find the spiffiest patterns. I love the yarn color, too. And the yarn itself seems, at least in the photographs, to have an attractive sheen. <3 Gorgeous!

gaylen said...

That is a fabulous pattern and I love the color. Everyone laughs at me for knitting basic grey cardis - but you can't go wrong, can you? g

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is if you get your patterns for free since you often "advertise" this company (and others) on your blog. If you do--and I suspect you do--good for you!

Thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

Very interesting and very cute!

Linda said...

Thats a nice looking cardigan. I love unusual constructions!

Seanna Lea said...

Wow. That looks like it works up pretty fast too. (I vote for a second one in blue!)

larissa said...

Leslie, thanks so much for illustrating the construction. i love the color you chose - purple is the new neutral. now i want one too.

Full of Heart said...

I've been crushing on that pattern on Ravelry for months now! I opened your blog and thought "SHE'S MAKING THAT SWEATER!?!?!?!"
I just love, love, love it, but am currently trying to justify spending 15 on the book alone...
Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

rosemary said...

Wow another great sweater, you are amazing!
I LOVE the colour.
Can't wait to see it finished.

fromallstitchedup said...

I like this sweater. It's very stylish without being over the top. I have to think about this. I think my old fashion consultant Michelle would approve of this.

Missy knits said...

I love the empire waist! I have the pattern book and have been torn between the empire waist cardigan or the open cardi. One thing I know for sure...you picked the perfect shade of purple!! It is just beautiful.

nannisandi said...

Hi,Sandra here from Northern Ireland, just found your blog from "A friend to knit with" and love that cardi you knitted. However I can't seem to find where to purchase the pattern.Been on Ravelry...I am a member... but where do I go then? Love your knitting so I'll be back!!

Philigry said...

oh leslie. beautiful!

16 windows said...

Cardigans are the best, especially ones without buttons to mess with:) I love the color too, really nice.

Yarn It said...

Love this! Love the color you choose too - it would look fabulous in the other colors you mentioned. Can't wait to see if finished!

Obsessed with knitting said...

The color is going to look great on you!

This is my favorite piece, to date, that I have ever knit.

Enjoy!

Claire Winlo said...

The color is so pretty...

luvinthemommyhood said...

I need to make this! Gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

What an unusual construction and what a great color! Happy knitting by the pool!

lucky knitter said...

I love Classic Elite patterns too! They used to come to the local yarn/fabric shop with a trunk show of the latest patterns. I miss that now that the store closed. Your sweater is coming out beatifully, and the color is so pretty!

Stephanie said...

It looks like a nice comfy sweater. There are few in the booklet that look like great knits!

Denise said...

I love it! Can't wait to see it finished and on you ;-)
I'm busy knitting a pair of socks for a friend's birthday then I plan on starting some Christmas knitting! I'm blogging at my daily blog more right now, if you get the chance pop over!

Hugs
Denise
http://densdailylife.blogspot.com

La Cabeza Grande said...

Very interesting construction. I like your color choice(s) too.

theknittingcowgirl said...

Very nice and funny pattern: love this new project.
Your pictures are always wonderful! ;-)

beki said...

I love this!

orange flower: sketchbook said...

This is looking beautiful! I just happened to see this pattern on Ravelry and want to make one, too. I love the unusual construction. This does seem like the kind of thing to have in multiple colors :)

Poshyarns said...

Leslie, I love this, it looks like the perfect, perfect summer cardigan and I just followed your link and saw so many Classic Elite designs that I love. Hmmm, time for an overseas order I think....

julie green said...

this looks like the perfect sweater for a pregnant chickie like myself. love it.

Grace said...

Oooh, Leslie, this is amazing! I love things that are constructed in unusual ways like this. I'm going to add it to my queue!!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous sweater, can't wait to see it finished

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Gorgeous! I love it so far!!

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