Saturday, February 02, 2008

Fashion show -- Jane style

Some time ago, I promised to post some additional shots of my Elizabeth Bennet cabled cartigan.

S was a dear this morning and helped me to take a few photos of Elizabeth Bennet in action. I'm really pleased with how the photos came out (and will admit that we took alot of really, really bad photos to get these good ones). Take a look.


Sterling was very patient with us and allowed us a few "girl with her dog" shots.




Forget the sweater... look at that face!


I wore this sweater to work earlier this week (and to knitty group) and got lots of compliments. It really is a soft, fluffy sweater.

Final thoughts about this sweater... if you decide to take it on, don't worry about the complexity. It's mostly just acres of stockinette stitch. For me, it turns out that the sweater is a tiny bit loose on the top but a bit tight across the hips. To deal with this I added a number of snaps between the buttons to prevent gapping.

I'd also encourage you to think about fitting the sweater not only to your bust size but also your waist and hip size. While the initial sweater instructions don't talk about this, the schematic later in the pattern does provide waist sizes. Be aware that (as the schematic picture fairly accurately shows), the hips aren't much wider than the waist (maybe a couple of inches?). If you don't want to switch between sizes from the top to the waist and below area, the other alternative (if you're like me and have fairly normal sized hips but a small bust) would be to not put buttons below the waist. I've noticed a few pictures on Ravelry where others are wearing those lower buttons unbuttoned (I think for this very reason).

More details on this knit can be found on my earlier post.

13 comments:

amanda said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Such a lovely colour and so delightfully fluffy! Nice job :)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

well done! It looks great on you!

Kelly said...

ohhh it looks great! Love the girl with dog shots :)

Miss T said...

Very pretty! I love the color and you did a beautiful job with it.

Macoco said...

That sweater is absolutely gorgeous. The photos of you and the dog are great!

Jenean said...

Of course, it's gorgeous, girl!!! We were so honored to sit next to you in the knit group. Great job! Now, how are you going to top that this year?? Hmmmmm????

Micki said...

Lovely! Very well done, indeed.

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, it is GORGEOUS!
perfect!
love the photos too!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Gorgeous photos! That is some primo photography right there! Lovely work :)

weezalana said...

Very pretty! It looks great on you!

Veronika said...

Incredible pictures of you in the Elizabeth Bennet cabled cardigan. I love the color, very soft and it compliments your hair. Hope to see you sometime soon at another knitting group meeting.

amanda said...

Wow, that looks so great on you! I was drawn to that sweater when I first got fitted knits, but i haven't made it yet. The fit is perfect on you and color is great. nice work!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous sweater! And your dog, what a doll!