Favorite ski sweater

I don't believe I ever showed you guys the reason I (re)started to knit a few years ago. I am allergic to wool and I absolutely wanted a nordic ski sweater. So I bravely bought a bunch of beautiful italian cotton - MILLEFILI FINE , FILATURA DI CROSA. Drew out a pattern to my tension and worked up a pattern with my local YSL owner and got to it.
I've been wearing to ski every weekend since then. I love it.

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Comments

QueerJoe's picture

That came out exceptionally well. There is nothing so satisfying as taking a garment from idea to reality with such success as you did with this sweater.

I have to admit, I am amazed at how nicely you got cotton to look in Fair Isle patterning.

albert's picture

Joe said it well- great job!

ronhuber's picture

A truly beautiful sweater. I have always admired the lice pattern.

Bill's picture

Beautifully done!
is it true that cotton is a bit more dificult to knit with because it isn't as "elastic"?

rc_in_sd's picture

That's gorgeous, Bob!

Kerry's picture

Wow, great looking sweater.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Extremely nice, Bob. I have to agree with the other Joe that you did a great job getting Fair Isle to work so well in cotton. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Tom Hart's picture

Most outrageous. I like the colors, I like the gauge, I like the pattern, I like the look of that yarn. It’s what they call a real package. It’s an inspiration and an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing it.

PaulJMC's picture

Wow - that is perfect.

Great colours and I love the idea that it is made of cotton so it woudl be really comfortable to wear.

P

In cielo non c'e vino...beviamolo sulla terra!

scottly's picture

Wow!!!

Thinman's picture

I'll bet you cut quite the handsome figure on the slopes in that sweater -- beautiful work!

dannvictoria's picture

It is fabulous, have you considered publishing the pattern? Was is organic, ethically traded, free range, carbon neutral cotton by any chance?

bobshome's picture

LOL - Fabulous stands alone. Good Italian cotton. They don't ethically trade anything - it all costs WAY too much. The only organic part of Italy is within 10" of a grape vine root. The country is so small the range is as far as you can throw a cotton ball and carbon neutral means a beautiful warm shade of gray to most ital-fashionistas. All for which I love them.

jerzy pl.'s picture

Very beautiful. Fantastiic color of background!
jerzy pl.

jerzy pl.

Buck Strong's picture

It's beautiful! Did you do the sleeves separate and then sew them in or did you pick up stitches around the arm hole?

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bobshome's picture

I knit the sleeves separately and joined them to the body. I've never picked up the stitches for arms - it's a good idea - I do it for the neck all the time. Hmmm... Thanks.

RickMartin's picture

WOW!!!!! You make me so wish I could knit something that fit! It seems both of my arms are approximately the same length (which is never the case with something I knit), and my head is big enough that it never fits through the neck hole, and on, and on, and on... Absolutely beautiful work!
Rick

Rick

bobshome's picture

Too funny - I think you have to relax a bit while knitting. Just watch TV and knit without thinking. It'll fit. Thanks!

bobshome's picture

Too funny - I think you have to relax a bit while knitting. Just watch TV and knit without thinking. It'll fit. Thanks!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Oh, I bought a sweater exactly like that last week at Macy's (I AM SO FREAKIN' KIDDING).

That sir, is one hell of a good looking piece of work!

Chris

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