Friday, February 10, 2012

Helena Fini

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Enough teasing!

Helena is finally finished!
Helena (my Ravelry page)
knit in KnitPicks Swish DK in Amethyst Heather

I still couldn't get the color just right. It's a little richer and dustier than this. But I went for well-lighted pictures rather than perfect color.

Because...
 
Just look at that lace! It was a very easy lace pattern, and very easy to memorize, but I will probably never get over how much blocking does for things. Here's what it looked like before blocking, for reference:
 
This color is probably more accurate, as well.

The picot hem on the cuffs!
 

Sleeve detail...
 

I'm beyond pleased. I'm actually feeling a little smug. ;) Maybe I should knit a "real" sweater for myself? (Tubey doesn't count!)

JiffNotes
If only it were this quick to knit sweaters for big people....

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19 comments:

Annie said...

So perfect! I see one happy little girl in the future! I love Swish. I have some fingerless gloves I made in the same yarn and they wash and dry like a dream!

Susan said...

It's gorgeous, Heather! I love the picot hemline - I've always wanted to try that!

You should totally knit yourself something!

Jean in Georgia said...

Excellent sweater! And yes, you should make something for yourself.

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful sweater!

Beth Pearce said...

Beautiful - it has been a long time since I have knitted, you are making me think I need to pick up two needles at the same time!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful. I am still amazed every time I block something.

pinkundine said...

So gorgeous :) I love all of the variations of colour in the pictures! Love the ties on the front too :)

Minnie said...

That is so sweet and beautifully done.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! Love the details!

Vanessa said...

Amazing! What a great color and pattern. The picot cuff is too sweet.

Renee Anne said...

Doooooo iiiiiiiiit! Knit yourself a sweater :)

My first sweater was one for mememememe....my second sweater was a baby one.

cucki said...

aww it is so cute..well done xxx

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Awesome finish, oh Mistress of The Knit and Purl!

Carol said...

Oh, that has to be one of the prettiest sweaters I've ever seen--well done, Heather :)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous sweater! And you should make yourself one!

Valentina said...

Wonderful! I'd love to be able to knit something like that, for me now stockinette stitch is all I can master!

Mangogirl said...

Such a beautiful little jacket!

Melanie said...

Absolutely adorable!!! :)

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

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