Monday, October 05, 2009

long coat

The VOGUEKnitting long coat.
I finished it right before my trip and ended up wearing it a lot. Like I said, I am not happy with how the photos turned out. After tasting wine, I simply forgot to check the settings on my camera and also forgot that little rule about how photos turn out better if not taken in direct sunlight. However, I really don't feel like retrying to take photos, so here you go.
I love so much about this sweater, the long ribbing in the sleeves, the ribbing in the back waist, the low neckline, the circle pattern on the side, and of course the yarn. I even thought that if you wanted to omit the asymmetrical aspect on the right side, it would still look great. And on size 8 needles it was a pretty fast knit.
Pattern: VogueKnitting Fall '09, #1 long coat
Yarn: 15 balls Cascade Yarns Cash Vero, #7
Needles: size 8 needles
Size: small

I literally just got a phone call from the school nurse. Off to pick up a boy who will be joining the other boy on the couch. Ugh.
Have a great one and happy October!

93 comments:

Kristyn said...

Love the coat it is beautiful. Hope the illness goes away quickly without infecting anyone else.

Kristyn Knits said...

oh how beautiful your coat is! looks great on you. so glad you decided to knit it and ignore the angry girl pictures.

heal quickly boys!

Sarah Jane said...

love the coat and the new header. get well soon.

Suzanne said...

You make that coat look spectacular! I hope rest of your clan stays healthy and that you get some knitting done while you have boys on the couch.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the coat! I like your version without the asymmetrical front even better than the version in Vogue! Hope your boys are better soon.

Sandee said...

The coat is more than darlin'! I wish I could knit as well as you! sigh.....I want SO much to graduate from scarves and hats to some REAL stuff. sweaters. gloves....eeeek. I need a knitting mentor. LOL.

SO sorry about the sick boys.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Beautiful coat!

Pipany said...

it is truly lovely Leslie. Hope the chldren feel better soon x

Hadley Gets Crafty said...
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Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Sorry, I had to delete and re-post because I didn't double check what I wrote. Oh, the dangers of commenting while at work!

Oh, it turned out so well! It's gorgeous!

Drink some tea and take care of yourself. Sending healthy thoughts the way of your little one... <3

Allison said...

I love the coat! It's so flattering on you. Well done!

lucky knitter said...

Wow, it is so beautiful! I love the color and style, and it looks great on.

Sweet new header too!

Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Poshyarns said...

Oh Leslie, it's so wonderful and the colour is to die for. I was so excited to see these pictures after the little tease the other day.

Really hoping that the sickness passes quickly and that the rest of you manage to stay clear of it.

kim said...

That is amazing! I love the color, perfect for fall.

I also just noticed the shoes in your banner. I'm wearing the same ones today. :)

TLCknits said...

Beautiful coat!.. I hear ya on the boys.. I"ve been battling w/2 for 3.. w/ then for the last month.. The latest virus lasted 3 WEEKS!!! Hope they feel better soon!

tiennie said...

That is so beautiful! It looks great on you!

Hope the boys get better soon and that your daughter doesn't succumb to the sickness too. Yech.

Angelika said...

Looks really great and so much better than the version in VK

peaknits said...

Wowza - I love it! I need it:) I hope your boys get better - I am laying on the couch myself today - seems to be going around - groan!

Christina said...

Wow, that looks beautiful! The header is great, too (did you knit the sweater, and what pattern is it?).

Sorry to hear about your kiddos. Hopefully it'll clear up soon. =)

lucy said...

ohh!nice coat! And, you have the long legs for it!!!

Julia said...

i can't believe how fast you finished that! it's beautiful

Stephanie said...

Love the coat! The ribbing in the waist is very flattering. Love your new header too!!

6p011570fa3df7970c said...

What a beautiful coat. I hope your boys feel better.

cloth.paper.string said...

gorgeous!!
and the header really couldn't be better.
hope the littles are feeling better soon.

pricklypearbloom said...

oh, it is so cute. I love the ribbing at the waist too. you are so awesome.

Vickie said...

The coat is beautiful and looks terrific on you.

Hope the boys get well soon.

Frogdancer said...

The ribbing in the back....

just lovely.

seemommysew said...

That is just gorgeous! You sure make me wish I could knit!

Christina Scovel said...

OMG - Amazing. What a wonderful knit.

Heather said...

So lovely. It looks warm, and perfect for this time of year. Your knitting is truly amazing

katieleigh said...

The coat is gorgeous - sorry the boys are sick.

stitching under oaks said...

The coat is wonderful. It turned out so great. I like your version much better! I'm sure you'll get lots of wear and plenty of compliments on it! Hope your boys get better soon.

Trisha said...

What a great coat! I love the style and the color. You look fantastic in it, by the way.

Kirsten said...

What a wonderful coat. It looks like one you wear quite a bit this fall.

Hope the boys are both off the couch soon!

Julia said...

It's so pretty.

I forget about the rules of photography...even if I haven't had a glass of wine.

I love the wine barrel.

I hope your boys feel better soon and that you make it out of the quarantine unscathed.

MadMad said...

OMG, nooooooooo! Another sick one?! This is really going to affect the knitting time! Hope he's better soon!

Oh, and yes, the coat is spectacular!

Renee said...

Lovely!!

Hope your boys are feeling better soon.

kim said...

Oh, no! I hope Libby stays immune. That sweater is beautiful. You truly are a master knitter.

Jenny said...

Fantastic piece of work, love the colour too.

CelticCastOn said...

Your coat looks fantastic, great colour choice and I agree about the ribbing too, perfect.
Loving your new header too!

Alison said...

Love the coat!
Give those kiddos lots of extra TLC- hoping things pass quickly and relatively uneventfully for you all!! I wouldn't wish my last week on any Mother...

Maryse said...

It looks beautiful and I can imagine wearing it a lot myself. Good to hear it was a fast knit! Great automn color! Congratulations!

Denise said...

That looks amazing on you Leslie :-) I love the color, and the 'longness' of it!

kendall*micayla said...

i hope that your boys get better quickly! its not fun being sick :(
the coat is so very lovely, the red color is pretty! perfect for fall.
wishing you a wonderful week,
kendall

mle said...

Oh that neckline! LOVE IT! such a beautiful sweater coat!
Here's some get well wishes for the boys!

Jackie said...

Wow, that is a long coat, does it take days to finish, lots of st st and mindless knitting !

dont worry, great photos. tks.

opportunityknits said...

Love everything about it! Hope your boys get well soon!

fromallstitchedup said...

I love the coat. You're a great knitter. Your garments are always stylish and fit well. I hope for a speedy recovery at your house.

crunchy peas said...

so pretty Leslie! you are so talented...I am stitching my way through your toasty pattern, its my first try with double pointed needles.

Estella said...

Leslie,
The ribbing in the back is wonderful! I made Norah Gaughan's Annikki which is similar and have been wearing a ton!
Hope your boys are feeling better fast!

Nora said...

Stunning!!

Quinn said...

That is just beautiful. I wish my knitting looked that good. I wish I was a quick as you, too. But that is another story.

Anonymous said...

This really turned out great! I was thinking, since 15 balls is a heck of a lot of yarn, this would still look great shortened about 10 in. or so. It would ruin the regal effect, but still it would be a great coat! Love the circular side and the long ribs on the sleeves!

Ok, what's next since you will be sitting at home with sick ones for a while!?

Lisa Clarke said...

Oh that is beautiful! You are so talented :-)

Hope the illness passes quickly.

amywb said...

awesome!

Nantucket Dreams said...

the coat is amazing, i love the color! it must look great with your blonde hair! :)
hope the sick boys are off the couch and feeling better!

Teyani said...

fabulous sweater coat.
sorry 'bout the nasty flu that has hit your house - it's out here on the Pac NW as well. blech.

Missy knits said...

Wow, your sweater coat turned out beautiful. I love, love, love the color. My favorite color is brown, but every once in a while a shock of color is just what we all need. And this red is just shockingly wonderful! Looks like this is going to be one long flu season. Keep well.

Hilary said...

GREAT coat. Just great. I love that ribbing in the back, and it looks fabulous on you!! I think the photos look nice, too!

Gretchen said...

stunning! oh so stunning!

Linda said...

That coat is lovely, it wouldn't suit me as I am short but looks great on you. I hope the little ones get better soon.

Sleepless Stitch said...

LOVE it!! Love the color you chose also! Very beautiful, glad you are getting a lot of use out of it.

Philigry said...

oh, i think the photos came out lovely! I love this one. i hope the boys are feeling better soon!

Jessica said...

I love it!

monica said...

It's gorgeous!! And the yarn you used is so yummy I can imagine how soft this feels in person.

Rachel said...

What a beautiful coat! I love the ribbing on the back and the pattern detail coming up the sides. It looks great on (and the pictures, full sun or not, are still lovely!). Great job!

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

Love your new banner, the coat is up to your normal standards (i.e. amazing) and I certainly hope the tiny Friendster feels better:)

Wendi said...

LOVE. IT.
My favorite part is the ribbing on the waistline. Good pick...(I definitely wouldn't have picked that one from the Vogue picture!)

Journeying Five said...

absolutely love it, all the details etc! i think photos and wine tasting might not go together, but the pictures look way better than you think! i want one!

morewithles said...

I *love* the back of the coat!!! Great job. Hope your kids feel better soon. I had one home on Monday -- it definitely throws a wrench in a mom's day!

house on hill road said...

it is so beautiful, leslie!

hope both boys are feeling better.

tentenknits said...

gorgeous!! love this coat, it looks fantastic!

KeanaLee said...

Love it!

lollipop said...

Love the coat it is beautiful and it fit you very well.

dearmolly said...

This is by far the most beautiful hand knitted garment I've seen!!!! It looks amazing on you. I'm sure you'll get alot of people asking where you got it, and you can proudly tell them "I made it!"

Dajda said...

It looks gorgeous!

Ella said...

I actually really like how the photos turned out! They are very natural - feels like we're out for an autumn stroll in an apple orchard, drinking apple cider and discussing world politics and whatnot. And you look fantastic in that long coat. :D

Leslie said...

This is a fabulous sweater! It would take me years to knit something so wonderful. Hope your family is on the mend soon!

rosemary said...

you have inspired me once again!
i love the colour, it looks so great on you.
love your new header picture too

the treat girl said...

FAB.U.LOUS!!! I rotate between so many passions.....scrapbooking, knitting, making jewelry....I can only do a little bit of knitting at football practice...but I may have to pick up that Vogue and get crackin'.....it would be a perfect addition to any wardrobe!! Thanks for sharing :)

Kristen said...

The coat looks fabulous on you. I love the back!

Meggie said...

Love the coat, Les! Love the color also. Sorry the boys are sick.

Gnat said...

This jacket looks great on you!!

Yarn It said...

Gorgeous! I love it. I think I need one myself!

Gotta Knit! said...

That is a stunning coat. Made to fit you like a dream!

Laurie and Alan said...

Hi! I found your blog from a blogger friends.

That sweater coat is AMAZING! And you knitted it?! I am SO impressed. I so wish I could knit that well. I have a cute vest I started last winter (stopped because I got stuck) and am determined to finish it this winter.

You have inspired me to start knitting again, thanks! : )

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