Casting on : Phildar Sweetness

Flicking through an older Phildar magazine, I came across a sweater that I fell in love with as soon as I had bought the magazine. However, many magazines and pattern book purchases later, I soon came to neglect the previously loved sweater until recently.

The sweater itself is very simple, knit in reverse stockinette stitch the whole way, and finished off with a sweet tie up at the front. Not difficult knitting it seems. And it's also one of those sweaters that you can wear very easily, so coupled with the simple sweetness of it, I decided I just had to knit it right now.


I've cast on using Bendigo Alpaca , which is fairly different to the Phildar Frimas suggested, but the cotton i tried to swatc with was fairly ugly knit at the looser gauge. So, I'm trying alpaca as it is fairly drapey, and hopefully will give me a similar effect to the Phildar Frimas. Plus, i'm trying to use up stash yarn before purchasing more yarn.

I don't expect it to have very exciting WIP photos along the way, so we may stay quiet on this one for awhile ;)

5 comments:

  Team Knit !

11:40 AM, February 03, 2009

I love that bow! That looks really wearable, the kind of thing I'd love for the office. So pretty!

- Julie

  handknit168

3:19 PM, February 03, 2009

This sweater is wearable at spring and Fall seasons. I like it for it is simple and clear.

  Cindy

11:59 AM, February 06, 2009

I love this sweater. May I ask what issue?

  Kae

2:54 PM, February 06, 2009

Cindy: The pattern is from Phildar Tendances, issue 460. I think it might be the autumn issue, but don't quote me (im at work writing this!!)

  Anonymous

10:24 AM, January 27, 2011

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel