View Full Version : My first FO EVER!!

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

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


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! :)


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!

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

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

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

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

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


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:

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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

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:

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

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)

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!

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

I love the pattern.

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

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!

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.

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

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!


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

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

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

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: