Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Juliet, oh Juliet

She's done! Katie's posts of her gorgeous Juliet gave me the motivation I needed to finally finish my own.

This is this first sweater and third item I've ever knit (I knit two dishcloths before this project). I immediately fell in love with the Juliet when I saw the pattern a few months ago. It is the reason I learned to knit.

After I finished knitting it, I wetblocked it. I can't tell you how nervous I was dunking it into a tub of water (it's 100% wool). I was very very careful. Luckily, all was ok.

I used Oasis Yarns Aussie Wool in Misty Blue. The yarn was a dream to knit with, though it is a little fuzzy. Overall, I love the final garment. I had read that the pattern runs large and so I knit the smallest size (XS). Unfortunately, I still find it to be slightly too big on me for my tastes.

I think this is going to be a Christmas gift for a friend who this will fit perfectly and who I know will appreciate the time that I've spent making it. I haven't given up on the pattern though. I just love it too much. I've already bought more yarn to attempt another one. This time I am going to use a single strand of worsted weight yarn (as opposed to the bulky yarn that the pattern calls for). Keep your fingers crossed for me!

16 comments:

Philigry said...

steph, it looks perfect on you. i love how it is a bit flared. you are sweet to give it away as a gift though! I am going to start mine soon, and I was going to knit a small, but wonder if I should knit the xs as well? I normally wear a medium. What do you think?

Adrienne said...

Your Juliet looks fantastic!

Lashell said...

Beautiful. I still have Juliet on my must knit list

African Kelli said...

So pretty! And I think the photos are really flattering. The color and cut are beautiful. Nicely done!

kathryn said...

oh what a beautiful Juliet! I've just started this pattern myself! I've been second guessing my choice in size--it does seem to be turning out a bit large. Thanks for the advice!

Piecake said...

It looks fabulous and I'm so impressed that it's only your 3rd knitting project. Congratulations!

Katie Jean said...

It looks great! I love how the buttons came out on it. Your friend is going to love it!

Kathy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Your friend will love it. Steph, you may have motivated me YET AGAIN to really work on a new craft........

Helen said...

Lovely! The yarn colour you've chosen is really pretty. Juliet is such a nice pattern to knit.

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog from sew mama sew and check it every now and then. This is absolutely beautiful!! It makes me want to learn to knit.
Carolyn

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! That sweater is awesome. I see what you mean about this pattern making you want to learn to knit!

Colette said...

Your Juliet knit is exquisite and the colour is lovely on you. Got to love an Aussie wool though!!!!

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Elizabeth said...

I think it looks great on you. Not too big all but like alittle jacket. Super cute.

madhatter said...

thanks for stopping by at my blog and for your lovely compliment on my rambling rose cardi!
seeing that *beautiful* juliet you made I only can say: go on with the cardi, you surely will make it and it will look great! ^-^

Amber said...

I love this! Where did you get the pattern? I need one of those very very much so!