Thursday, July 2, 2009

Res Completa: Buttercup

Finally, an actual knitted garment! After seeing several of these pop up on Ravelry throughout the spring, I just couldn't resist anymore and cast on for my own.



Pattern: Buttercup, by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Rowan RYC Silk Cotton, 5 skeins of color 687 ("Fresh")
Needles: US 6 circs and dpns
Start to Finish: May 25 - June 1, 2009 (boy am I behind on blogging!)



Mods: Because my yarn was a completely different gauge than what the pattern called for, I pretty much re-wrote the whole thing. I started with a proportional number of stitches, but recalculated the raglan increases, left out the back gathering, and started the feather and fan neckline a bit higher. I also worked the feather and fan without any rows of garter stitch because it looked a bit too bulky in my yarn (see chest shot above).

When I got to the body, I realized that I was running out of yarn pretty quickly (and knitting faster, though it seemed like a good idea at the time, did not in fact keep me from using it up any faster). So I only did 2 a-line increases, stopped when I ran out, and then blocked the heck out of the thing. It's still a little short, but worn over a camisole or other top I think it works ok.



This is such a pretty design! Heidi Kirrmaier, blogless (gasp!), has a great collection of patterns going on over at Ravelry and I adore her longer-sleeved Buttercup variation. Definitely one to watch! (P.S. You can read CanarySanctuary's profile of her here).

25 comments:

CanarySanctuary said...

Very purty! You're süber brave for redoing the maths (I'd probably try, but with frown-inducing results!). It's turned out beautifully. Great summer knit :)

Jodi said...

So lovely! The color is just gorgeous, and it looks great in a larger gauge.

barefootrooster said...

i know i already said this on ravelry, but i love this. i think it looks great over the tank top (and with those awesome pants!), and, in conclusion, i need one. go you!

Aline la Bergère said...

very cute! you are so clever to tackle those numbers and still end up with a fab knit. A.xx

Susan said...

So beautiful. Great color choice, tool

Clumsy Knitter said...

Super cute! I love the color--it looks like a nice, stony blue. And the length looks fine from here, too. :)

Jackie said...

You looks very good in Buttercup. Love it, esp. the blue.

I always tot that blue doesnt work out well with jeans or similar sbut after looking at your dressing, it change the whole idea in me. Thanks.

vanessa said...

very flattering!

Journeying Five said...

simple and flattering!

Gudrun Johnston said...

Really cute and gorgeous on you!

betty said...

That's one of the nicest versions of buttercup that I've seen!

a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE it and i LOVE the length.... it looks fantastic layered.

i have come to the conclusion that YOU would look great in a paper bag. :)

Team Knit ! said...

So pretty!! It looks lovely layered with the tank, for sure. Great job!!

- Julie

peaknits said...

Wow - what a beauty! It is a perfect fit - it looks great on and very wearable!

Ella said...

Holy cute! I love the color... and the design! And it looks great on you too - I think that counts as a home run FO! :D

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's so beautiful on you!!! Really nice knitting and another great project find :)

I personally think it looks better shorter like yours is ~ because then you get a layered look which I like!

hyeknitter said...

That is a beautiful sweater!

Philigry said...

oh, i adore this! i have to tell you the pattern has never done much for me, but seeing yours makes me want to make this! i love the whole outfit!

Philigry said...

oh, i adore this! i have to tell you the pattern has never done much for me, but seeing yours makes me want to make this! i love the whole outfit!

knitthehellout said...

I love it! Excellent color choice.

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

this is gorgeous!

Eliza said...

I love everything about it- the color, the yarn, the pattern! And it looks great on you!!

Helga Marie said...

the color is beautiful, love the detail around the collar.
thank you for sharing!!!

dvcrztb said...

Just marvelous. Great color as well!

BrownBerry said...

Simply gorgeous! You did a fantastic job modifying this and the fit and color are superb!