Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Aiken Jumper (plus bonus pencil skirt)


Today I want to share with you another successful knitting project from an Andi Satterlund pattern. This pattern is the Aiken and went completely smoothly and was a very quick knit. In all honesty, it took less time to knit the jumper than it did for me to get around to writing this post after taking photos *looks ashamed*

A testament to the speed of the knit, is that I knit my guage swatch and cast on on Christmas Day, and I'm not sure exactly when I finished the jumper, but it was sometime early February. So speedy!!

 

I didn't make any alterations except for adding some extra rows of ribbing around the waist. Ideally I would have made it a smidge longer still, but this was how much yarn I had and I was too lazy to go buy some more.


I find that the jumpers I have with a high neckline like this don't get worn much, but this jumper has proved to be an exception to that, especially since I adore the lace detail.

The yarn I've used is a merino yarn so is lovely to wear and snuggly warm.

 

Also, the skirt I'm wearing in these photos hasn't been blogged before. It's another Jenny Skirt, and the reason it hadn't been blogged is that when I originally made it (which was who knows how long ago) it was too small. I could get it on but couldn't really move, and certainly couldn't sit down; I'd forgotten to account for this fabric having no stretch.


Anyway, I've managed to lose a little weight this year and now the skirt fits through the hips! Hurrah! However, the waist was too big, so I unpicked the zip and took it in at the centre back to make the waist fit better.


The skirt fabric is a silk suiting that I got from the fabric store. It was interesting to work with. It's very soft and decadent, but fray terribly and holds creases like nobody's business. I wouldn't sew with it again!

Anyway, an incredibly successful jumper and a salvaged skirt. And hopefully my next post won't come at quite such a big delay after my last one.

16 comments:

  1. It's so good!!!! The fit and the color are PERFECT. I know what you mean about the high collars because I tend to favor the lower-cut stuff too, but I think the neckline detail is super flattering. I wish I could knit this well!

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  2. It's beautiful! Well done, looks so impressive. Green is a great colour on you.

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  3. i love this jumper - i need to get around to it but i can't start knitting jumpers in spring! maybe a cardigan and put this on the list for autumn. the skirt is lovely too - yaay for weight loss.

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  4. I love it! And the fit is perfect on you! It is definitely going on my Ravelry wish list...

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  5. That is a gorgeous colour on you! I really need to get knitting or I won't have anything done for winter.

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  6. That outfit is terrific! And the sweater fits perfectly!

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  7. it looks fabulous and totally stunning, well done :-)

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  8. One word - knitalicious!!! And my goodness you're looking so svelte. You sure it's not worth taking in the lovely liberty frock? LOVE the new jumper :)
    x

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  9. What a beautiful combination! That green looks wonderful on you!

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  10. the jumper is amazing.. I'm always in awed when i see beautifully knitted jumper.. the colour is super trendy

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  11. You are looking smokin' in this outfit :)

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  12. I love it - and what a great pattern for a high neck jumper, it gives the flattering illusion of being a v neck with the detail, but is still a super cosy high neck - genius!!

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  13. Oh wowzers. I love it. What a great colour on you! Dammit why can't I knit!

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  14. Holy heck, Rach! This jumper is AMAZING and that skirt is super sassy. You look absolutely smashing, my dear!

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  15. Your jumper is lovely. I wasn't sure about this pattern but you've changed my mind!

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