Saturday, August 12, 2006

Michael Kor Aran Tee

Finally! I have left this sweater on the back burner for a couple of months because I do not like picking up stitches from the neck. Since I finished my DFS and have not gotten yarn for projects that interest me, I picked it up again yesterday to work on the neck. 4 hours and searching for help online (for tubular bind off) later, I can show it off at last.


I first started on this tee many months ago, finished the back piece and was working on the front piece when I realized I messed up the entire decreasing part of the front. Frustrated, I restart the entire sweater again, this time working it in the rounds because I am terrible in seaming. I altered the stitches so that the pattern still remains the same. Another alteration I did was shortening the sleeves.


This sweater is many firsts for me. I learned tubular cast on from Anna and tubular bind off (knit-one purl-one bind-off) from knittinghelp.com. The results of those techniques give the ribbing a more professional look, I think. Although they do take a lot more time than long-tail cast on and basic bind-off, it's worth the effort.


Specs:
* Pattern : Michael Kor Aran Tee from Vogue knitting Holiday 2005
* Yarn : Baruffa Maratona, US 8 bamboo circular needles
* Started : Can't remember
* Ended : August 8, 2006



15 comments:

Agnes said...

Lovely! I like Michael Kor's design. He has one (or more) project in the new VK which I like too ... just it's a very long version.
I dislike picking up stitches too ... don't know why ... but just don't like doing that. :)

Emily said...

Wow, this looks fantastic. I love your version--the blue makes it much more wearable.

melissa said...

this is BEAUTIFUL. it looks so good in that color too. great job!

crafty chica said...

it is so lovely! i think your modification towards the arms made the sweater a real wearable garnment without being too bulky..

Mozilla said...

Great sweater. It looks wonderful on you!

dorothée said...

Absolument magnifique !

Caroline said...

It looks absolutely fabulous. Good job!

salamander said...

This is gorgeous--perfect color and fit! I started one a while ago in some nasty tan acrylic, which was promptly abandoned, but seeing it in such a fun bright shade may prompt me to cast on for this again.

Siow Chin said...

This looks great!

julia said...

Thanks for commenting, I wouldn't have found your blog otherwise. I love your t-shirt and scarfs, and there's even a cute littel Trellis!
Julia
www.myblog.de/juju

opportunityknits said...

it's so pretty in blue. I made one too, in off white :)

jenna said...

Wow, this is amazing! It looks like it fits perfectly. Your hard work was worth it---well done!

handknit168 said...

First time to read your blog. This blue sweater is beautiful and fits you perfectly. I love the pattern.

kmckiernan said...

It looks wonderful, I love the fresh blue color and great fit.

Olgajazzy said...

I love this sweater, i casted it on like 3 times, but every time I didn't have the right yarn.
Yours looks fabulous, plus this is one of my favourite colors!
Thanks for commenting on my blog, I wish I had your teply to reply you =)