Friday, 23 December 2011

Cobalt Julissa

Julissa

I cast on extremely enthusiastically for this sweater back in November! I had the body done in that first weekend, and then got distracted by other deadlines and had to wait a few more weeks before I could finish the sleeves. Now that it's done, it was totally worth the wait! This sweater is da bomb!

Ravelry project page here

Julissa

Knit in TFA Green Label Aran Weight Yarn in the Cobalt colourway. I alternated skeins throughout the body, but didn't find I had to on the sleeves. I kept checking for pooling since Cobalt is one of my more variegated shades, but it was working up nicely and thankfully I could knit happily from one skein at a time. 

I'm crazy about the details in this pattern. The cables, the lace, the bracelet length sleeves and the slightly wide neckline... the teal tank peaking through that bright cobalt blue (ok, that was my styling decision, not the pattern, but I love that detail!) Oh, and maybe my favorite detail of all, the cable down the sleeves! Yup, this sweater is pretty much a home run in my books. :) Hats off to the designer Vanessa Smith.

Julissa

I've been wanting to knit myself a sweater in this bright blue colourway forever, because after all, blue is totally my colour and the fact that I didn't have a Cobalt sweater was a tragedy. Now that I do, I know that I'll be wearing it a lot. 

Julissa

Happy Christmas to me!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful sweater and cobalt is a fantastic color. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Happy Christmas to you indeed. It's fabulous!

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  3. amazing, i love this colour.
    Merry Christmas

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  4. It is indeed da bomb!
    I made all those xmas gifts and forgot myself!! Dang.

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  5. I've been checking your blog for the last 2-3 weeks waiting to see this sweater :) It's beautiful, and an awesome color! Lovely work!

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  6. oh WOW, it's so beautiful!! what a gorgeous sweater, it looks amazing in Cobalt.

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  7. What a gorgeous sweater! Blue is also my favorite color! I would love to knit and wear this sweater one day! That was super fast too!

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