Tuesday, November 02, 2010

queensland collection

It's one of those. A sweater that can be worn over and over and over. Doncha' think? I have always wanted to knit something like this but could never find the right combination of yarn and pattern. And since I am a girl that (usually) uses what the pattern calls for, I had a hard time finding that. The moment I saw this sweater and felt leche, I was sold.
This is what I worked on while on my trip. Stockinette pieces with a cable yolk. Just enough simplicity with a little detail to keep it interesting. Not too bulky, great for traveling. If you haven't attempted cables in a sweater before, this may be the project for you. Just a small section, perfect.
Yarn: Queensland Leche Shade #9 brown (but all I see is PLUM!)
Needles: 1 pair US6 and US8
Size: 32"-34" actual 36"
Modifications: none.
This pattern can be made for a little girl, too. You better believe Libby would have had one.

76 comments:

caknitter said...

Love it! Looks so comfy. :-)

Sarah Jackson said...

it's gorgeous on you!

Rene' Sharp said...

This is simply gorgeous. Fits you like a glove and is knit in the perfect colour. Another stunning knitted garment by you!!! :)

Chris said...

I love this sweater!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Beautiful color & sweater.

Andrea said...

I love the color and the cables. It's simple but the cables make it just interesting enough. Beautiful work!

Charis said...

Gorgeous, as always. Geezers do I wish I could just whip things up like you seem to! My needles have been in the closet for nearly a year, and still have a scarf I was working on last Christmas attached! You're an inspiration :)

Lucy said...

oh yes it's a very nice cardigan.

opportunityknits said...

It is pretty perfect. And you look fabulous in it! :)

Erin Joy said...

Looks great - and who would call that gorgeous plum "brown"??? Must be color-blind!

Estella said...

Oh, I'd definitely live in that one! Gorgeous!

MadMad said...

That's very cute! Must make one now! (Surprise, surprise...)

Jenny Stringer said...

You must be the "world's fastest knitter"!! You fly through projects and everythings fits perfectly!! Beautiful sweater!!!

Suzanne said...

I don't know how you always seem to find the best projects. What a beautiful FO.

Jane said...

perfect for you! I bought yarn for Astor yesterday. After seeing yours and Sarah had hers on the other day, I was sold. Hope all is well Leslie!

Pam said...

And another perfect sweater. How do you do it? Love the style and the fit is perfect. I would love to raid your closet.

Laura said...

Very pretty - the perfect layering piece!

Jan said...

Perfect!

Karen said...

You always make the CUTEST sweaters. I don't know if it is your talent or your taste but I wish I had it!

ColorSlut said...

Seems that you always pick the perfect sweaters. I'm impressed with your ability to pick patterns and have the end product be perfect! Amazing.

From All Stitched Up said...

Great as usual and it fit's you so perfectly. You are the best knitter I know - your projects always work. Love the hat too.

elephantJuice said...

I love the cables, and what a great colour!

PaperDollyGirl said...

Beautiful work! I just got some Briar Rose at Rhinebeck that would be perfect for this.

Modisch Schriebt said...

you and your sweaters. I enjoy them too but envy the fact that you have the yarn to supply them. I moved to Germany from America 3 years ago and left all of my yarn in america...I had boxes upon boxes. I have no idea why I haven't shipped it over...(enough of my life story!)

I love the plumby colour and the knitting is beautiful. Love it.

mle said...

Gorgeous! Plum is one of my favorite colors...it looks really great on you!

Charity said...

This looks really wonderful on you! Your finished knits are so inspiring to me! :o)

morewithles said...

You make every sweater look so flattering! Great job!

stitching under oaks said...

it's perfect...the color, the style and the fit. wonderful job Leslie!

seashoreknits said...

i LOVE this, leslie.
you've really been rockin' the patterns lately.

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Love it! Off to the LYS to see if I can buy the pattern and yarn. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sweater, and it looks great on you! Great knitting job too ; )

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!!!! Great job ; )

3 M's and 1 N said...

that is gorgeous, simple yet pretty at the same time- nice work!
(great color choice as well)

knitterbeader said...

Beautiful sweater and looks good on you. Pattern is tempting me.

penelope10 said...

Definently one I will be doing!

Kelly said...

Ooohh, love Leche! Love the sweater too and the color!

cksknitter said...

Perfection!

Linda said...

TOTALLY Cute!!! Love it. Another fab knit. You are so fast!

Missy knits said...

Yep, that's a really lovely, plum sweater! I bet you get lots and lots of wear out of this one. What a versatile pattern!!

Seanna Lea said...

That is definitely the style I want in my sweaters. I have yarn for something similar (shapewise only) which I am hoping to find time to make after the holidays!

Ann at KFI said...

It looks great! Nice job.

wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Beautiful sweater, beautiful color, beautiful fit -- good job!

Kristyn Knits said...

I can't say LOVE IT loud enough. You've made yourself one amazing sweater collection, leslie. Thanks for sharing it with us!! You're one amazing woman that I'm so thankful to call a friend.
xoxo

Dheeny Thea said...

awesome

the treat girl said...

Love it!!! I'm still trying to get the heron started......yikes!!! I better get busy...I want this one too!

Larissa said...

LOVE it! Love how everything you knit - no matter what style it happens to be - always feels like it's 'your' style when you wear it! You wear it well lady!

kim said...

You amaze me with how quickly you just whip sweaters up. It is awesome on you.

Jodi said...

Oh, that's so cute! The color's really pretty, too -- kind of an unusual shade.

house on hill road said...

fantastic as always!!!
i see plum, too.

Courtney Heath said...

I love this book so much. It's one of my favorites in the shop. It looks fab on you!

mamasiedzi said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Shirley Ann said...

This is beautiful and fits so well!

Annie said...

Another pattern to add to my Ravelry queue! Love it!

Debbie said...

Just another one of your stunning knits! Great pattern and lovely color.

Hilary said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the style and the perfect color!

bobbi said...

Love plum and the sweater it gives me ideas

Poshyarns said...

Oh Leslie, I always want to knit the things you make. It's perfect.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, good golly! You certainly make it work, don't you. It's lovely. And so are you to think of Libby.

BTW, I see the plum in that brown.

Alicia P. said...

Total. Gorgeousness.

Mandy said...

Lovely sweater, I love the color

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