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« on: October 12, 2010 12:41:06 PM »

I finally was able to take pictures of my Giselle sweater (a Stitch Diva pattern)! It was a beautiful day for it too! This was a top-down raglan that was a pretty easy knit.  The only mod I made was to do the crochet picot trim instead of the knit one, as I learned how to crochet this summer.

I used Mirasol Nuna, which is a beautiful blend of merino wool, silk and bamboo! If you have a chance to purchase this, definitely do so!  You can't really tell in the pictures, but the yarn has a slight sheen to it, probably from the silk content.

I still need to do twisted cord for the arm bands, but I might just leave them empty too.  What do you think?

The only problem with the sweater that I have is that the shoulders show my bra straps in a major way.  Strapless bras are evil, so I think I might just let people see my bra straps.  Luckily, my hair is long enough to cover most of it.  I think I'm also going to add a hook and eye closure to the side to help stabilize it a bit, although I haven't really had to adjust it much today (which is good).

Let the pictures commence!


(dangly sleeves)


(I love what the wind did to my hair in this picture!)






(This was the picture my husband was like "Stop squinting!" Well, I'm sorry buddy but the sun was in my eyes...)

Yep, I rock the sweater with jeans, 'cause that's how I roll.  I also have a really cute brown and gold hippie skirt I can wear with it to dress it up for work or holidays. Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010 12:51:47 PM »

Looks great on you!  I like the arm bands as is and the yarn you used seems perfect for the pattern.  I need to get around to knitting this all ready.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010 02:10:41 PM »

thats very cute! What about adding a bra strap holder (ribbon and a snap) to each shoulder to keep bra straps tamed?
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010 02:27:09 PM »

I love the back! It looks very princess/medieval! Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010 02:28:35 PM »

Gorgeous! And hey, what better excuse to go buy new bras with pretty straps Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010 02:41:15 PM »

I love your awesome photo shoot! I never have the attention span to do a project that big.

LOVE IT! And as always, you look awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010 03:49:34 PM »

Wow! That is so pretty! Love the color you chose, green is beautiful on you.  I wouldn't worry about the bra straps, I couldn't even see them in the pics at all. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010 04:31:26 PM »

very cute! love it!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010 05:53:50 PM »

WOW! Thanks so much for all the compliments everyone!  Grin

The bra strap holder or a new bra with nice straps are great ideas! Thanks Smiley

This was a surprisingly easy knit and only took a month or so to actually knit. The hardest parts are the finishing details, i.e. the twisted cord, picot edging, sewing the cord to the sweater.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010 07:29:46 PM »

Yay! So happy to finally see you wearing this gorgeous sweater! The color and fit is really flattering on you. What a wonderful piece to have in your wardrobe.

I think I like the sleaves as-is. They are SOOO beautiful! It might be too much going on if you add the twisted cord.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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