Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lightning Fast

There is not much to say about Ariann that has not been said by others who have knit it. Fun, fast, flattering - all true of this knit. I had hoped to get this done in time to wear upoon my return to work, and I made my goal with two weeks to spare. It's a good thing, as not many of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit me in the right way anymore.

Project Specs:
Pattern: Ariann, by Bonne Marie Burns; size 43"
Yarn: Cascade 220; color 7809; just over 5 skeins
Neeedles: #6 and #7 Denise
Notes: I may go back and block this a lot more severely than what you see above. I knit the sleeves a tad longer, as I really hate sleeves that are too short. I am skipping the belt idea, as its just not my style. I think this will be a much-worn piece of my wardrobe.


Blogger pacalaga said...

It's lovely! I have seen this pattern done so many different ways that I might have to do it myself. I would never have given it a second look from the original pattern, but I love yours.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

So pretty! I love the color.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Margene said...

Very nice and it looks great on you. It's perfect for any occasion, too.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

Oh YEAH! :-) It looks great! I really like the collar--it gives the sweater a nice professional look.

I don't think I would do the belt either. It's absolutely fine the way it is!

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I love it! It looks so good on you!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Your pre-pregnancy clothes may not fit the way you'd like but you look fantastic. The sweater is so flattering on you. Excellent job.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Looks great on you, you gonna wear that to Spa? ;) The color is wonderful, too.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

That looks great! Looks like some nice shaping. I agree on the belt thing.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Beautiful! Lovely color.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Looks wonderful...great job!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Looks great. I agree that it looks better without the belt, too.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

A beautiful sweater! I have to admit that when I first saw the pattern, I wasn't terribly awed by it. But your version looks great and the decision to leave off the belt was a good one. I like it better without the belt, I think.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous LisaK said...

Beautiful! Wow, Skinny! Way to go.

6:48 PM  
Blogger sue said...

I love the Ariann cardigan. The color is gorgeous, the first I have seen in that colorway. Nice pattern, and I may have to order it too since it seems everyone is making one in blogland.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Beautiful and functional -- the ideal sweater. Great job!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

It's beautiful!! So nice to see you and your sweet baby this weekend!

7:30 PM  
Blogger julia fc said...

I was susptious of that pattern becaus eit looked "well photographed" as in, it would suck in real life but it was held in place on the model by breezeless weather and duct tape.
Seeing it on you convinces me I need the pattern, at least, if not a real live sweater.

8:56 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

gorgeous! love the color and the fit :-)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Love it! The fit and color are both great!

5:06 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Your Ariann is the best I've seen!!

11:04 AM  

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