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Finished: Laurent

For Christmas I would like some natural lighting please. [actual color]

The Specs:
-Pattern:Laurent by Sharon Peake from Rowan Vintage Knits
-Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Nutmeg, substituted for Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK
-Skeins: 11 1/5 @ 50g each
-Needles: size 7 bamboo and size 8 birch for the edging
-Start to finish: November 9 - December 4
-For: My Mum (Christmas)

Sizing: I'm note entirely sure about the sizing. I made the third size (36" bust) as this is the size Mum claims to be, and didn't go down a size as she generally wears things looser than I do. According to the diagrams, that size has 3 inches of ease (is this a lot?). I think it came out pretty close to the 39" measurement, but when I tried it on last night it looked suspiciously large on me. Granted, I don't have a 36" bust, but I do have broader shoulders than Mum. I guess I'll just have to wait until she puts the thing on. Now I'm a little nervous.

Other details: At Mum's request, I left off the intarsia flowers, and the belt. I wet blocked it before sewing up. I thought I did a decent job of sewing up at the time, but it looks a little sloppy to me in the photo. It seems that vast expanses of stockinette are not that forgiving.

Final Verdict: Not the quickest or most exciting knit. I guess the jury is out on this one until Mum tries it on.


It fits!



I certainly hope it fits your mum fine because it's such a lovely sweater and it would be a waste if it didn't.

Beautiful. If it doesn't fit, do you think it could be shrunk to size in the dryer?

It looks great! Wooohoo for an FO! I hope it fits her.

I think it looks fab-u-loooooooous! And I can't believe I've been following this sweater on your blog for how long now, and didn't realize what book it came out of. And it's just the way I thought I would make it, if I made it for myself. Sans the belt and flowers and all that.

I hope it fits her, but...I may know someone...*coughcough*me*cough* who it would fit if it doesn't...*coughhack*ME*grunt*

Oh Elli it's stunning! It's so nice to see it all finished up. Just beautiful. Keeping my crossables crossed that it fits your mom : )

Fantastic -- congrats on finishing! In my experience, extra ease is a good bet for Moms.

eep! It looks great!! It looks like a very good basic wardrobe piece (my favorite kind to knit, since one is putting so much time into it). I bet your mom will get lots of wear out of it.

That was so fast! All of a sudden the collar was finished! I think it looks nice and 3" sounds like a good amount of ease.

Great job on the sweater. It looks fab.

What's this skepticism about my 36" bustline? I fill the sweater up very nicely, thank you. Yes, extra ease is great for us old folks. We wouldn't want to burst out of our clothing.
Thanks for the beautiful sweater, Elli. I am the envy of the Pacific Northwest.