Friday, July 14, 2006

arisaig, at last

with two and a half days to paris departure...
it's finally finished.

(look at me, trying to be all artistic by the sea...)


pattern: arisaig from knitty
materials: cashmere sock yarn from hipknits, colourway "bruised", approx. 250g (roughly 1600 yards), knitted on 2.75mm bamboo straight needles & seamed with embroidery floss
modifications: i ribbed up to the elbows on the sleeves instead of doing the whole sleeve in the lace pattern as written. i also made the body & sleeves a couple of inches longer than written, but as you can see it's still quite short (possibly due to the fact that unlike ysolde, i'm not teeny). i'd probably suggest that if you're even slightly busty, or of larger than average girth, it would be wise to lengthen it unless you like showing off your belly. & i didn't do the ties in a contrasting colour, but stuck to one colour throughout (i did mean to do a contrasting tie, but never got around to buying the yarn i would need to do it!).
and i even found a brooch at a charity shop to go with it:


now i can be tres chic comme les parisiennes, non?

(edited to add: is there anyone conversant with blogger who can tell me why some of my pictures can be "clicked" on & some can't? i'm not so good with all this newfangled technology...)

4 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

That looks great, Lilith - well done on getting it finished in time! I imagine you've had no spinning time? I'm having a bit of a spin-fest at the moment, out in the garden in the dappled shade of the cherry tree....

soCherry said...

Ooh - so pretty! :) please bring along to the next meet-up - I need to touch it [ooh-er]

Hope you're enjoying Paris - Happy Birthday!!

Elaine xx

veritas said...

that looks stunning! and i love the beach shot!

princesspumpkin said...

Do you have more pics of Arisaig? I've just started it and need some motivation to go on... I'm actually using 3mm needles (I'm a tight knitter) but it's still taking AGES.