Friday, 27 April 2012

Genius and Virtue*

I finished my Narragansett last weekend *grins* Waiting for it to block was torturous - I wanted to wear it right away, plus I was terrified that it wouldn't come out the right size! Eventually it dried and I immediately put it on (ok, it may have still been a teeny, tiny bit damp, but I was impatient *laughs*)

I am now completely in love with this jumper/sweater. I love the shape, the detailing and the soft grey of the yarn.


I wish the pictures did it justice, but sadly I am not a particularly good model! Of course, doing a rushed photoshoot in the morning before work, in the house, isn't the best way to show something off ;)

Anyway, on to the details that make this so lovely:

The twisted rib boatneck is gorgeous, I love this shape.



And the detailing being picked up on the hip works really well, and ties everything together nicely:



Pattern: Narragansett
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Fez - bought in the John Lewis sale at Christmas. I think I used 6 balls, so I have another 4 left to play with. Haven't decided if I want to make a matching hat or if I should dye the leftovers a different colour...
Modifications: I don't think I made any - which makes a change!

Although there are so many patterns out there that I have no desire to make the same things more than once, this might be the exception! Maybe with a different style cable, but I really do love the way this turned out and I'm very tempted to make more *laughs*


* "Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright." Van Wyck Brooks

43 comments:

  1. It's really lovely and I think in that colour it'll be a wardrobe staple. I am imagining it with colourful sleeves or armwarmers in the cooler weather too.

    Really great! xxxx

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  2. Great details and I really love the boatneck! A really nice pattern.

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  3. Great colour - you are such a quick knitter!!

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  4. Lovely! You sure finished that quickly, well done. I love the grey and the neck, might have to add this to my queue.

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  5. It's gorgeous! I love the cable details.

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  6. I love it - it's on my list of possible knits!

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  7. That really is a fabulous jumper (gone straight in my queue!) and it really suits you. I like the little details against the plain front - it looks like you'll be able to wear it with anything. Fab!

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  8. That's really lovely. I can see me wearing that.

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  9. It looks fab, wonderful that it is finished, the wait was worth it, you did a great job.

    x

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  10. This is awesome! Great job!

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  11. Natalie--The hip detail is really special! I love the way it fits, too. You really hit the nail on the head with this project...no wonder you couldn't wait to wear it! XXO-

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  12. The sweater looks great, I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-21-sloppy-dave-recipe.html

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  13. I LOVE that sweater!
    I must put it in my queue.

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  14. It's lovely and looks great on you.

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  15. Looks lovely! I love the stitch details and the fit :)

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  16. Oh is that a cable detail... One day I will be able to do that:)

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  17. Oh wow, that turned out absolutely beautiful! Isn't twisted rib one of the most attractive stitches?

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  18. I love it!!! I'm planning on swatching and hopefully casting on one in May!

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  19. It looks great!! :) I love the grey too, it's one of my favorite colors!

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  20. Looks great! Really like how comfy this looks (and I'm sure IS) :)

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  21. Love the colour and really like the details. The shape is fantastic, really suits you.

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  22. Looks beautiful - and it fits you so well! Congrats on an excellent FO!

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  23. Agreed! I like the simple detail on this sweater. It looks great!

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  24. Congrats on getting it done, it looks fabulous on you. I understand your excitement and rush to wear it!

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  25. The detail on the hip is precious! You look so cute! :)
    –Cassandra

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  26. I love it! Those small details are really nice. Also, I find that if I put my hands on my hips when taking a photo, it suddenly looks much more "active". Plus I don't get a weird upper arm. ;)

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  27. Very nice and it fits you well.

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  28. Congratulations on the finish!! I LOVE the quote. =)

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  29. Lovely. It looks so nice on you ♥

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  30. Gorgeous! It looks fantastic on you.

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  31. I'm in love with this sweater, too. Gorgeous details (oh my gosh, the neck!), and you wear it beautifully. I love that you put it on still slightly damp from blocking---I know I'd be in the same boat if I'd made myself a sweater!

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  32. It looks beautiful. Lovely details and a gorgeous colour

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  33. Wow! That looks great on you! Love!

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  34. Wow I love this sweater. The cables really make it special. All thumbs up!

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  35. Fabulous! Great color, I love the little details and it's a great fit too. Thanks so much for sharing your photos.

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  36. I love all the details. Awesome work!

    And I really love that you tried it on while it was still damp. I am so impatient!

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  37. It came out wonderful. I really like it.

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  38. What a lovely sweater and you're lovely too! Nice to 'meet' you. Love the boatneck style and and the 3/4 length sleeves - the pattern looks just wonderful on you. Good job!

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