April in June

by Aimee on June 9, 2008

I am away on business again this week, so no handspun. To be honest, I thought it was Tuesday ALL day today. I mean with school and work, I have just been swamped. But I have been knitting.
FO April Sweater 002
This little sweater was designed by Nell and the pattern is available at Knitch. If you call the shop and buy the yarn, you get the pattern for free!
FO April Sweater 003
Pattern: April Sweater
Gauge: 5 sts to the inch (if I remember correctly)
Needles: KnitPicks Options size 6. 5 for some finishing.
Yarn: Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend – 3.5 skeins – the pattern said I would need 5 I have 1.5 left over.
Knitting time: 12 days
Size: Medium
Mods: I don’t do cap sleeves, so I added some SS and then some ribbing to mirror the bottom
FO April Sweater 004
This is a great pattern – worked in the round top down. The lace detailing is great and I love the vneck in the front!
FO April Sweater 005
Right now, this is VERY fitted, but as I continue to lose weight, it will loosen up. Right now I am at 29 lbs lost, so it is hard to judge final size – but by the time I finish dropping the weight AND it is fall (when I will wear this cause it is FRAKKING HOT! right now), then this will look FANTASTIC on me!
FO April Sweater 006
I really enjoyed knitting this. Olivia is working on it too – so watch out for hers – and if you are interested in the pattern and yarn, contact Knitch – Kim is teh awesome as is her entire staff and she will get you hooked up!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne June 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm


KnitSteph June 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm

WOOOHOO!! Hot mama!! I’d knit that. ;)

J.P. June 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Very nice..

Christy June 10, 2008 at 2:27 am

Yay! Let’s hear it for knittign for our *intended* weight. I can’t think of a better incentive to be healthier! The top looks gorgeous, by the by. I love the color.

Beverly June 10, 2008 at 9:12 am

The top looks great! I love the color and the lace is very pretty. Congrats on your weight loss so far! That’s fantastic.

Carol June 10, 2008 at 10:56 am

Lovely knit! I love love love the colour! And 29lbs! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

debra June 10, 2008 at 8:16 pm

What a beautiful top. I love the lace detail. I am so impressed by your resolve with the weight loss! I hope you are proud of yourself!

elizabeth June 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Wow – 29 lbs. – that is awesome! The sweater is awesome too, but since I’m fighting that weight battle too, I can really celebrate the 29 lbs! I’m only 9.5 down, but working hard to get off the rest. You may remember me from the Ravelry SAFF boards, my username is flwrhead. Hope to see you at SOAR!

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