10.06.2007

FO: Phildar Vest



Wow. I really really love this vest. It took a long time to knit, but it was well worth it.



This was my first Phildar knit, and I found the pattern to be very clear and easy to follow. I'm hooked. I already bought the winter 08 pattern book, and am waiting for it to arrive.



Details: Pattern is from Phildar #468, spring 2007. I used 3 skeins of Catalina Yarns Baby Alpaca Worsted. The pattern called for cotton, but I wanted a more drapey look, and the alpaca softened the cables and bobbles. I also sized down the needles. No modifications, except I decided not to an extra finishing step, which was some ribbing on the inside of the sleeves. This took about 2 months to knit, but I started it soon after I moved to New York and I was having trouble finding time to knit while settling in to my new routine.



I love it so much. I'm looking forward to cooler weather so I can start wearing it every day!

31 comments:

Gina said...

Stunning! What's next? We need cold weather!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! I love the latest Phildar too. There are 3 or 4 designs from it that I'm drooling over - which ones are you thinking of making?

soknitpicky said...

What a beautiful job! I love how it looks as part of that outfit.

loopylulu said...

Sooo pretty. The sweater is great and could totally be used for layering or transitioning between seasons. I have a couple phildar magazines but haven't actually made anything from them. This has inspired me to dust the dust off of them.

Betty said...

Beautiful! I love it!

knotology said...

Looks great! I love your whole outfit!

Eve said...

It's gorgeous! Brava!

KODACHROME said...

What a lovely knit, and what a lovely photo shoot. (And hey, I love those boots!) I too am awaiting cooler weather so that knits can come out of the closet!

janice said...

it looks so good! and fun to knit. i always read your blog for leads on non-granny patterns. p.s. i think i'm ready to start the madeleine press scarf. :)

Muna said...

This vest is absolutely gorgeous! How long did it actually take?

Team Knit ! said...

That looks SO fantastic! I love it, and the whole outfit goes so well, pulled together. I love the detailing around the v, so lovely. Great job!!!

jenna said...

Beautiful! LOVE it!

Joan [yarnygirl.com] said...

I love it, too! I'm such a sucker for cables and the way they v in the v-neck is perfect.

From what I've seen of it, I admire your personal style, ie: the way you style your fo pics.

Lauren said...

This is so so pretty... and now I want to make myself one!

ysolda said...

Lovely and your photos are stunning :)

Faith! said...

This is perfect! Mind if I link to it?

tentenknits said...

so pretty! i just got a Phildar pattern book and am looking to sink my knits into it. Lovely job!

luxeloops said...

GORGEOUS! i love.

p.s. your hair looks adorable!

Heather said...

So beautiful. It suits you SO well. Great job.

The_Add_Knitter said...

I am also a big cable enthusiast, this vest looks stunning on you!

sof frankenstein said...

It's so rare a knitter considers Phildar explanations are clear !! It fits you very well!!

ginaparr said...

this is so beautiful! I love it :)

i'm still at the scarf making stage though. . .

atleast I have something to look forward to :-D

lekkercraft said...

SO PRETTY, Anne! I love it.

lomester said...

Very very prettY! You wear it very well. And that first picture of you is stunning!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Love it.

Alescna said...

how gorgeous! came across your blog by chance- what a find! Great knits

Knitterella said...

Just found your blog after 'tagging' this vest as a fav in Ravelry. I love it!!!

Love your blog too - glad I found you!
Jill

Vanessa said...

All of those patterns are so great!! I love the vest too.. you did a really good job on it!! Are you subscribed to Phildar?? I am dying to get my hands on one of those magazines, especially Special Twenty...

the daily purl said...

Love the color and textures-beautiful!

Boo said...

It's soo beautiful! What size needles did you use?
Did you knit it in the smallest size? Because Phildars sizing seems on the smaller side.

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