Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bombola Pullover

Well, this was a very quick sweater to knit, and it was a fun pattern as well because of all the wild craziness going on in it. It certainly won't be a wear-it-everyday piece, but for the time invested, it is definitely worth it, and I think I'll enjoy wearing it. It's very cuddly/cozy and warm, so it should be perfect this winter. Perhaps even tomorrow, which is supposed to be quite chilly, on the way to cold.

Here's the back view, and another, clearer front shot.

This sweater was knitted on Size 17 (15mm) needles, the largest I've worked with, and they still seem pretty awkward even after all the practice. I have already begun another sweater with the same size needles, and from the same pattern book. In the previous post, there were so many helpful comments about which one I should make, that I took them to heart, and am doing both! I started on the bobble one (second photo in the last post) last night, and it seems more comfortable to knit so far. I'm not using the recommended yarn, but am using Elann's Peruvian Highland Chunky wool yarn in Tranquil Lagoon.

I'm knitting with 2 strands, as I would have done with the recommended yarn, so I think this should work well, and I love the color.

While I've been recuperating, slowly, I've also knitted a few Christmas gifts, so I won't post those, just in case.


Anonymous said...

So fast! Awesome!
It looks wonderful on you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was QUICK! Looks great!

Abi said...

OMG, Stunning.
Cant wait to see the other sweater.
Excellent work

Linda said...

Liana - You must knit at the speed of light! That sweater looks soooo good on you. I am agog at how fast you can accomplish things. You are truly an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that WAS fast! And it looks great on you, better I think, than the photo shown on Elann!

Fabulous job!

Linda L said...

I have to agree with others, you are a fast knitter. Really great looking sweater.

Erica Bunker said...

Gorgeous sweater! Your knitting is just as fabulous as your sewing!

Anonymous said...

Liana, that is one gorgeous sweater:-)