Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aran Sweater Front

This is my own design and is going to be for me. I knitted it using 3.75mm KnitPicks Options. the yarn is a pure wool yarn, 2/8's used twofold, which works out at about 200m per 100gr. This is taking me a while as it is rather hard on my hands. I am happy with it though. It is raglan in shape with a round neck. I will decide on the collar once I am ready to knit it. The knitting you see will flatten out once it has been washed but it will retain it's relief well. I really like this AirForce Blue colour.

36 comments:

Judy said...

Wow! It's beautiful, Colin! I'm very impressed -- just a wonderful sweater :-)

YowlYY said...

I found your comment on the aran yahoo group and had to look it up...This is lovely!! I have fallen in love with cables again, after a long time of knitting more lace and colour stuff.

tinebeest@moose-mail.com said...

Nice!

Iris said...

I love the feathers! It's going to be gorgeous - nice color, too.

Cat said...

Very nice. If I ever finish it, I have a 'sort of' Aran I am working on for myself. Grey, however. I do agree, the color, as much as I can tell on the screen I have, is nice.

Cat

Anonymous said...

you did a fine job Colin, I love the color too and those cables... superb!!

ciao ciao Christa..

Misty said...

WOW Colin that beautiful , love the cables ~ . right now I am working on
fair isle and a cabled hat both challeges for me .

knittingmama said...

I saw your comment on the Aran Yahoo group as well. I had to see what it looks like and it is gorgeous. You are doing a great job. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Elle said...

Very nice Colin. I look forward to seeing the finish garment.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty sweater, as usual, Colin!! Stitches (as well as color) are
gorgeous!

Sharon in CA - 80's today

Mary said...

Dear Colin: Lovely, lovely, lovely, just like everything else you've shared with us. Very glad to have made your acquaintance, and thank you for sharing. Everything.

Kerry said...

Oh my! It's absolutely gorgeous Colin! I hope you'll decide to post your pattern for sale. I'd love to knit it!!!

ReesieAnn said...

OMG - It's B-EWE-TI-FUL!!!!!! LOVE the color too!

Nan said...

Very nice work and I really love the color.

Knits4Bears said...

Very Nice! Can't wait to see the finished sweater!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! It's just beautiful. Melinda

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful design!

MarieW (on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Gasp!!! Perhaps it's that wonderful blue; maybe it's Colin's perfect
stitches; could be the fact that I'm a fool for mirrored cables; most
likely, it's all three together that make it so fiendishly handsome. Great
work!

Mary Ann

Anonymous said...

Great stitch detail. Very nice!

Judith said...

hi Colin -

yet another terrific piece, the cable work very well together, thanks for sharing the pic.

Sue said...

That's lovely, what an even knitter. Should keep you nice and warm too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.

marilyn said...

..hmmmm.lovely,...but what hat, boots and gloves to wear with it?!! x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous combinations, Colin! Are you planning on putting ribbing or a band on the bottom?
Thanks for sharing your work!
Tory

Debbie said...

Another Aran Knitting group member here. I love it. What yarn are you using. It has such lovely stitch definition!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I really love the details in your sweater and the color is really lovely. I hope you post the directions of your design when you are finished.

Anonymous said...

What a graceful and elegant design, Colin - and so beautifully knitted - thank you for
sharing it - and I agree that the color is wonderful!

Skye

Anonymous said...

Your sweater and design are gorgeous - wear it well once it's done :-)

FugueStateKnits said...

Wow - gorgeous - how about that book? Hmmmmmm????
You're going to get sick of hearing from me if I keep this up!
Joan

HunterXan said...

Colin, it's beautiful.

Have you considered selling your patterns? Your designs are always dead-on striking.

Lauradel said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I really love relief patterns. Hmmm...
Inspiration....

Dori Ann said...

Well Colin,
I do love your sweater and your knitting, it is truely wonderful. I have been a "peeker" for a while. That's one reason I joined your group to knit some socks, of all the things I knit, not a pair of socks in the bunch. So today I finished spinning the wool for my socks!
I am afraid you and I would have some "heated" discussions on some of the other topics you have posted about on your blog though :)) But like I had posted in the traditional knitting list "if you would all agree with me on everything we would get along great!" Although I must confess, it may be alittle bit boring :))
Thanks for posting your pictures.

Redfear (Holly) said...

Completely impressive design and execution!

Bo... said...

OMG, your knitting is fabulous. The stitch definition is absolutely gorgeous. I'm ENVIOUS!

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LOVELY! Great job!

grandmat said...

The design is beautiful, Colin. I'll be watching to see the finished sweater. You're right, the color is perfect. Thanks for sharing.