Monday, March 7, 2016

Antler, finished

 

I finished something! It turns out that if you work on stuff, it eventually gets done.

This is the famous Antler pullover by Ankestrick (pattern here). I really think this is my favorite thing I've ever knitted.

It doesn't hurt that the yarn is the sumptuous Madelinetosh Sock in "Charcoal" with contrast from Periwinkle Sheep "The Witch's Brew". I am so influenced by color names and would have bought that one regardless, but that color! So Lemongrassy. Get in my stash!

Look at that contrast color glow! So great. Gray with neon yellow is one of my most favorite combinations.

What I learned:

1. Knit with the Tosh. It is Worth It.

2. My hair is not getting any longer, just more coiled up. I only know this by looking at myself in a photo, and cannot see it in the mirror. Odd, this phenomenon. Also, the hair is still furzly, despite my treating it with all the tenderness and care you would give a human baby. Furzly hair is my fate.

3. Comfy, baggy, faded mom jeans should be recycled. Come on, self. This pullover deserves better.

31 comments:

  1. I looooooooove it!! Wish I could knit (well, better, and faster :-D )

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  2. Gorgeous, it looks so soft. You wear it well.

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  3. That is a gorgeous sweater. Well done.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  4. Oh I love it - I've been looking for a new jumper to knit (but why is the tosh out of stock everywhere I look???)

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  5. Love the sweater, and I love all the colors in that wall behind you. Great finish!

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  6. Beautiful-you and the sweater :-)

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  7. A beautiful combination you and the sweater.

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  8. this is a great sweater and it all works together. Love these colours, including the backdrop

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  9. Oh wowsers I see, it is all in the jumper. From the first picture I thought you had done a 3/4 length sleeve thing which I thought was strange for you because you like a long sleeve caressing your hand and then I spotted that the neon is part of the whole thing, how clever, it looks really modern and fresh. Jo x

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! The sweater, you in it, and that backdrop! You are the knitting queen, my-lady.

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  11. Your furzly hair is one of the things that I love about you. And all that good care you give it shows. I've always loved the cascading swirls of curly goodness. It's one of the best parts of the whole beautiful package. And your pullover looks so soft and cozy. Makes a body want to knit. This body would have to learn first. Oh and the first pic of the wall behind you is striking. Love all the different hues of stones in it. I think I would take all my pics in front of it. All lovely!

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  12. Your furzly hair is one of the things that I love about you. And all that good care you give it shows. I've always loved the cascading swirls of curly goodness. It's one of the best parts of the whole beautiful package. And your pullover looks so soft and cozy. Makes a body want to knit. This body would have to learn first. Oh and the first pic of the wall behind you is striking. Love all the different hues of stones in it. I think I would take all my pics in front of it. All lovely!

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  13. That's a great colour combo, the grey and neon. How satisfying to have knitted something so styley.

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  14. It's gorgeous! I really, really like how you did the contrast color. Nice touch!

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  15. Yes, Kristen, Madelinetosh yarn is fabulous. And you've certainly put it to great use in knitting this beautifully chic pullover. Please do keep those jeans...you look so stylish in these photographs!

    xo

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  16. This is gorgeous - the style, the wool, the colours. I've had a look at the Ravelry page and wonder if this could be my first sweater in over 30 years? I've been taking baby steps over the last year and if I get stuck we have a plethora of knit and natter groups in my area so this could be the one. Don't recycle the jeans - they look great on you.

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  17. I like your hair.Full stop. And a sweater. Lovely.

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  18. Wowzers it's stunning! I love your hair, mine is frizzy without being curly. Count those blessings!

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  19. Looks amazing! And suits you so well.
    Gill xx

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  20. love love it!!! I love just about anything with gray. at the moment, I'm on a gray and pink kick. You look fine in the jeans. I earned mine, comfy, worn in, faded, ah...perfect! My post-menopause body, apparently, was built for comfort.

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  21. Lovely sweater and lovely backdrop. Have you noticed that Duluth Trading Company offers a canvas bag/tote in the lemongrass color you like so much? It would look pretty with your new sweater. BJKinPA

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  22. You rock the sweater and the hair! Great yarn/color choices and photo shoot. And your statement about "if you work on something, it eventually gets done", yeah I need to pay attention to that more often.

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  23. I love it so much I bought the pattern! I just hope I can find the yarn in the UK. The pattern gives sizes but are they the finished measurements? Would you need to go up a size for a loose fit? You are always so busy you make me exhausted. Love the blog!

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    1. I'm so glad! You'll love it. I think the pattern is sized for a little bit of positive ease/loose fit, so I wouldn't suggest going up a size. You can check the schematic for the finished measurements--I compared my own measurements to that to make sure that the size I chose would give a couple inches of positive ease, and proceeded accordingly. I will say that because it is knit at a fairly loose gauge, it grew quite a bit in the blocking, so don't overestimate that when you decide on a size. Have fun! :)

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    2. I will have fun thank you, I've never knit from the top down before so it should be interesting!!

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  24. Wow! I love it. Love your color choice and the drape. It fits you perfectly. Nice work.

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  25. I love your Antler; it turned out fantastic! Mine didn't. I swatches (3 times) and went to work ... couldn't try it on so kept on knitting. It's way too large. Have to frog it and start over. I adore yours!

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  26. I absolutely love it! Geez you're a clever gal.

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