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Marria
02-12-2009, 05:08 PM
This languished in my UFO pile for a ridiculous amount of time, just awaiting seaming, weaving in and buttons. It's my first attempt at stranded colorwork. I chose a simple pattern, and I think it came out fairly nicely. The buttonband is not so hot, but meh--what are you gonna do? I might try to block it more into shape. But then again, I might not. :)

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/sweatershrunk.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/strandingshrunk.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/closeupshrunk.jpg

sue in canada
02-12-2009, 05:31 PM
That looks great. I love the colours you chose.

LadyFirelyght
02-12-2009, 06:20 PM
I think you did a fantastic job. Bravo!

mks22300
02-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Looks terrific! :)

Jan in CA
02-12-2009, 07:28 PM
Beautiful! :inlove: Is it for you?

GinnyG
02-12-2009, 08:00 PM
I think you did a fantastic job. Bravo!
ditto:cheering:

Marria
02-12-2009, 08:05 PM
Beautiful! :inlove: Is it for you?

Thanks Jan! No, it's not for me. It's a toddler sweater. :teehee: Originally it was for my nephew, but considering I started in a year and a half ago it won't fit him now. Once of my co-workers had a baby recently so I'll probably just give it to her for the baby to grow in to. (It's a 2T, although the baby did weight 9 lb. 7 oz. and she didn't have any painkillers. :thud: )

aprilbetty
02-12-2009, 08:20 PM
I am so impressed with the wrong side! Your work is so neat. Your co-worker will be so happy to get the sweater.

saracidaltendencies
02-13-2009, 12:20 AM
It's gorgeous!

Debkcs
02-13-2009, 02:35 AM
Marria, it's beautiful. Don't worry about the neck, the stranding looks perfect.

KnittingNat
02-13-2009, 04:06 AM
I think it's great:cheering:! Well matched colors and it definitely doesn't look like your first colorwork:thumbsup:

wezyus
02-13-2009, 04:35 AM
Its really nice, u shud be proud of it ...the colour matching is superb..thnks

Slim
02-13-2009, 08:14 AM
The sweater is beautiful, and your stranding is so neat! I hope I do half as well as you on my first stranding project!

dustinac
02-13-2009, 12:36 PM
:happydance: beautiful!!

auburnchick
02-13-2009, 05:16 PM
Wow, wow, wow!

:passedout:

Lovely!!!

dturner
02-13-2009, 06:23 PM
That's lovely! Even the reverse side looks great! My next project is going to be a pair of mittens done in stranded knitting. I've never done stranded knitting before, so I hope my project turns out half as well as yours did!

evona
02-13-2009, 08:46 PM
That sweater looks great!! I didn't realize it was a toddler sweater either :teehee: It would make a nice adult sweater too.

Marria
02-13-2009, 08:55 PM
Hmmm...maybe I'll have to think about sizing it up. It's knit in one piece, so it wouldn't be hard to do...

margz3
02-13-2009, 11:13 PM
that is just beautiful - inside and out!! I am so impressed!! Your post is one of the reasons I love this site - amazing what we can do!

WandaT
02-13-2009, 11:14 PM
I think it turned out awesome!!!

scout52
02-14-2009, 12:02 AM
WOW you did such a gorgeous job!!! I am so in awe.

MerigoldinWA
02-14-2009, 01:39 AM
Your stranded work looks really nice and smooth. I have trouble being consistant with the tension and get some rippling sometimes. You used nice colors too.

Lcswknits
02-14-2009, 05:59 PM
I love it , I love it , I love it

Marria
02-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind words! I really appreciate it. :hug:

TEMA
02-15-2009, 01:28 AM
That sweater is so beautiful, Marria. Love the colours and the inside is done so neatly.
Bravo!:woot:
TEMA

vampirebox
02-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Wow, fantastic work!

Knit4Pie
02-16-2009, 06:47 AM
That's really great work! I love it.

Skater
02-16-2009, 08:28 PM
Your sweater is really pretty! :yay: