April 24, 2016

F.O. Aibrean

Pattern: Aibrean by Isabell Kraemer



Colour:  Tannenbaum

Yarn: 80/10/10 Madelinetosh Sport, a merino, cashmere, nylon blend
          4.5 skeins alternating 3 skeins throughout body and two skeins on                     sleeves



This was my first time knitting with a sport weight and I have to say that I am really happy with how light it feels on.  It's warm, but not too warm, if you know what I mean.  I sometimes shy away from knitting sweaters in heavier yarn, feeling like I won't get enough use out of it because it can only be worn on the colder days.  But this, to me, is exactly the perfect level of warmth for a sweater and will get a lot of use.


Needles: 4mm Signature Convertible Circular Needles


Added Notes:  
1)The stitch pattern is both on the front and back with the exception of the sleeves.  I was a bit leery of having to work this pattern for so much of the sweater but I was pleasantly surprised with how quick and easy it was.  Another bonus is that the majority of the sweater is worked in the round and alternate rows are just knitted.  Also, it is easy to see where you have made and error and so simple to fix if you do.

2)  Blocking is essential to this pattern.  Before blocking I was nervous as the sweater was quite tight fitting through the body.  But it blocked out beautifully and the width of the body grew by four inches which was perfect for me.

This is my third sweater by Isabell Kraemer (see my Mailin and my Seashore) and I really admire how well written her patterns are.  As I have mentioned before, they are the sweaters that get the most use in my cupboard.

Next up:  I have joined the Very Shannon Tops, Tanks and Tees KAL, I will be knitting CineCittà by La Maison Rililie. 

CineCittà

If anyone else has joined, let me know, and if you have never tried a Knit A Long this is a great one.  It just started so it's not too late to join.  Even if you don't want to join you can follow along on Instagram at #TTTKAL.

Happy knitting everyone : )

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sweater. I love the pattern and the colour and it looks great on you. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Corinne! It's a fun pattern to knit.

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  2. oh my gosh, I'm super in love with that sweater- it looks AMAZING on you!! the colour, the design... it's perfection. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Julie! It's great to knit a sweater that I know will get a lot of use. It doesn't always work out for me.

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  3. It looks so good, I don't think I'd ever take it off! The sweater is gorgeous, and it looks so incredibly comfy and cozy :) I'm also jumping into the TTTKAL-can't wait to see how your top turns out!

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    1. I have to say that Madelinetosh 80/10/10 is incredibly soft. I would definitely make something with it again. Good luck in the TTTKAL...I am a bit behind on that sweater.

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  4. Stunning sweater, Christine! Love the modeled pictures. Smiling back and giving thumbs up from the South...xo.

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    1. Thanks Monica! You are so kind : )

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  5. It came out absolutely perfect. Well done. It looks like something you can wear all the time!

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    1. I love when that happens! I have a few sweaters that I made that I never wear.

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  6. Oh, how did I miss it?! So so beautiful... The texture and color work perfect together, and you are such a great knitter - everything looks so neat and perfect! I also always enjoy looking at your photos!

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    1. Thanks Alina! What a nice compliment....I have so much to learn!

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