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Orchid22
04-05-2007, 06:54 PM
...posted to this forum anyway! :rofl:

This is another ubiquitous Klaralund from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's Noro book.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/PhalPhreak/Klaralund.jpg

It took me about 3 weeks to finish and approx. 10 balls of silk garden. I absolutely LOVE this pattern. It was so fun to knit, and I think it fits me great. This is the first sweater I have made that I think actually fits!

I added some simple waist shaping and had to make the sleeves about 3 inches longer that recommended in the pattern (because I have freakishly long arms I guess?).
I would highly recommend this pattern to any beginning knitter! :)

Martha

roseybee
04-05-2007, 06:58 PM
I love it! Cool colors, and stylish sweater. Maybe someday I'll be confident enough to attemt one... Thanks for the inspiration!

auburnchick
04-05-2007, 07:08 PM
Very pretty! I love the style and the colors!

Angelia
04-05-2007, 07:15 PM
That's gorgeous!! Nicely done! :thumbsup:

snephenie
04-05-2007, 08:46 PM
That is wonderful, and you are very pretty!

momwolf
04-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Looks raelly GOODhttp://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t224/momwolf53/cartwheel.gif

shelleyj3
04-05-2007, 09:10 PM
That's beautiful!

:cheering:

Jessica
04-05-2007, 09:11 PM
OMG, thats gorgous! I love it, congrats :cheering:

Lisa Kay
04-05-2007, 09:28 PM
Wow! What a beautiful sweater! :cheering:

(Guess that's one more future project to add to my ever growing list...) :teehee:

Braden
04-05-2007, 10:03 PM
I'm amazed that's your first finished object!

Ronda
04-05-2007, 10:07 PM
:heart: :cheering: :cheering: :heart:

Jan in CA
04-05-2007, 10:13 PM
That's beautiful! :cheering:

jjminarcik
04-05-2007, 10:24 PM
It's so pretty and it looks great on you! Nice job! :cheering:

Kittyraja
04-05-2007, 10:47 PM
Seriously! That is just a fabulous piece of work....you made something that's actually functional and looks and fits like a high-quality, high-price sweater....that's the best part: knowing you made it yourself...congrats! It's awesome...and inspirational...guess it's time to pick up my KnitScene Kenobi cardigan again xxx

Chrissie
04-05-2007, 11:00 PM
I love it! You look fabulous in it, too. I've just spent the last 10 minutes googling Klaralunds and now I REALLY want to make one....I should plan on making one for next winter....seems like it would be a quick knit and I might be able to afford 10 skeins of Silk Garden by then....

dewdrops
04-06-2007, 09:07 AM
Wow ! excellent... :cheering:

carmabelle1191
04-06-2007, 09:11 AM
This is your first FO? Amazing! You are very ambitious and you pull the sweater off nicely. Looks great! :notworthy:

KathyinCali
04-06-2007, 04:57 PM
It's beautiful! Congrats :cheering: :cheering:

saracidaltendencies
04-07-2007, 12:27 AM
That is beautiful! One day I'll get around to making a sweater, I've wanted to, but I've never found a pattern I've been happy enough with, but, that sweater is just awesome! Very flattering too (which I need it to be...after almost 3 years, still haven't kept off the weight from my last little demon...hahaha)

Redlesley
04-07-2007, 01:32 AM
3 weeks?? That's how long it's taken me to knit 34 rows of my baby blanket so far!!
Love the sweater though - gorgeous colours and it really suits you!

Petals
04-07-2007, 08:19 AM
Looks great on you! :heart: Excellent job! :thumbsup:

I love the pattern.

knit-errant
04-07-2007, 08:37 AM
That's beautiful! Lovely work -- it's especially amazing that this is your first FO.

RachelJean
04-07-2007, 09:52 AM
I agree with what everyone has said - it's a gorgeous sweater and it looks fabulous on you! And I'm really impressed that you knit it in three weeks!

mwedzi
04-07-2007, 05:32 PM
it looks great! i'm confused, though. you said it's the first sweater you made that fits you, but also the first sweater you've made? anyway, you look great in it.

Mariblue
04-07-2007, 06:10 PM
It's beautiful! It looks really great! :cheering:

Orchid22
04-09-2007, 02:19 PM
Thank you everyone for your nice comments!! You all are so sweet! :hug:

I am very sorry. I didn't mean to be misleading. :oops: The first sentence of my post said that this is the first FO that I have posted to this forum. I have a few other too big sack-like sweaters from when I started knitting again a little over a year ago.

I like this sweater so much that I am keeping my eyes open to find another colorway of silk garden on sale to make another Klaralund.

Wish me luck!

Thanks,
Martha

YouCantBuyThisMovement
04-13-2007, 09:59 PM
Wow sexy lady. I just want to sit and drool over the color of that beauty.

Andrea
04-13-2007, 11:13 PM
It is beautiful!!! Congrats on making a great FO!!! :cheering:

AnotherBecca
04-14-2007, 06:11 AM
That is really gorgeous!

wildforyarn
04-14-2007, 12:07 PM
I love it! I have been debating trying to do a Karalund.... maybe I will give it a try. Sweaters always scare me! :oops: