FO Friday: Miranda Pullover

I finished this sweater late Monday night and I’m so glad to have it finished!ResizedImage_1384263600689

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I love that little key-hole detail on the neckline, don’t you?

I didn’t try it on right away, fear of it not working on my body type kept me from putting the thing on for 24 hours, can you believe that?  I didn’t want to have put so much energy into this sweater (again, for the 3rd time) and have it not work on me and I was afraid that it’d look better on my mannequin than on my body.

I blocked it Tuesday and wore it work on Wednesday!  I’m so thrilled that this yarn finally worked up into a sweater that I can love and wear and that is so functional but also stylish.IMG_1906

Because the sweater is a little long in the torso (or I’m a little short, but who’s pointing fingers?) I decided to pair it with skinny jeans, boots and a summer dress for it’s first outing and I think it worked really well.  The Malabrigo Worsted is so warm, I layered this sweater with my Mottled Daydream Shawl, Braided Slouch and Knucks to walk to the dogs in 20 degrees and felt perfectly comfortable, no heavy coat needed!  But it also breathes enough that I was able to lose the layers and wear just the sweater, dress and jeans in the office and didn’t get overheated.  For the functional knitter (and that is me), all of these things are very important.IMG_1914

Mods:

  • Knitted bottom ribbing to 2″
  • Knitted sleeve cuff ribbing to 1″

Yarn:  Malabrigo Worsted in Pale Khaki

Pattern: Miranda by Josee Paquin

Linking up with Tami!  What have you finished lately?  Are you enjoying the knitting weather as much as I am?

WIP Wednesday: The Sweater

My WIP in progress this week is the Miranda Sweater!

I decided to turn the disappointment from last week into this pullover vs the Aidez cardigan mostly because of gauge conflicts.  I’ll knit that Aidez someday, but right now I just don’t have the yarn for it.IMG_1357

I’m knitting the 35” size and am hoping that the ever so slightly tighter gauge that I got will even out with the ever so slightly larger size.  I still want the sweater to be able to layer over t-shirts and the like but not so baggy that it’s unflattering.  I’m also hoping that the US 8 (5mm) needles will help keep the single ply Malabrigo Worsted from pilling too quickly, but that’s something we’ll just have to wait and see I guess! IMG_1363

So far I haven’t made any mods, I’m past the short row back shaping and moving right along the shoulders hoping to divide for the sleeves very soon!

Linking up with Tami as usual!  What are you knitting this week?