Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Arboreal

Here is Arboreal, all blocked and dry and ready to be my armor against any upcoming blizzards.  You guys, I am so pleased with this one.  I washed it and spread it out to dry before lunch yesterday, and by dinnertime, it was ready to wear.  Look at that smooth, well-fitting yoke!  No billowing at all.   Jackpot!  And this ultra-fluffy, wafty, wooly and sheepy Plotulopi has completely stolen my heart.  Like the Lettlopi, it is a little rough on bare skin, but that doesn't really bother me very much, and an insulating underlayer is always part of my winter gear anyway.  Didn't my lovely mama choose the perfect colors, too?  Her own tastes run to the beautiful jewel tones that look so good with her snowy white hair and rosy cheeks, so buying wool for me in Gray and More Gray probably stuck in her craw a little, but she did it.  Thank you, Mom!  In order to get the fit and silhouette I prefer, I made the yoke in Small, the body in Medium, and the sleeves in XS.  So, a little easy math, no big deal.  I also, as usual, made the sleeves and body longer than the pattern suggests.  And I am thrilled with this result.   Ever since I cracked the code on how yokes work, and then the penny dropped about my own shallow yoke depth, garments with round yoke construction--and there are SO many good ones--are all back on the table for me.  
 

16 comments:

  1. That is really lovely! It fits you perfectly and is a lovely design and colour!

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  2. It looks great! Perfect fit, this one will keep you warm!

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  3. This is really lovely and I adore overly long sleeves. I am enjoying knitting vicariously through your posts :)

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  4. Well done! The pattern is stunning and the colours of the wool are gorgeous. Jennifer has designed some beautiful patterns!

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  5. Very pretty design, and it looks great on you!

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  6. What a lovely sweater to add to your winter arsenal :)

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  7. Gorgeous, warm without the bulky look of many wool sweaters. Masterful integration of sizes to fit you perfectly! What a nice present your Mom brought you from Iceland - good job, Melanie!

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  8. Beautiful, fantastic fit. The colour and style is a real delight.

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  9. Whoa that looks good! It fits you really well too. I received a sample of that yarn in the mail and girl, I would never have guessed that yarn made that sweater. It didn't look like "normal" yarn, (but what do I know, I'm pretty new at this) Beautiful!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! You look stunning.

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  11. Cool shape. I am making the Ankers Sweater from ravelry at the moment and the stretchy yoke is making me slightly less anxious about sizing on this knit so I am hoping for a good fit on my next sweater. Jo x

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  12. Lovely sweater and the yoke is truly perfect. I like it a lot. Great job on the different sizes and it works when you put them all together. Lovely.

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