Sunday, February 28, 2010

Citius, Altius, Fortius

For this year's Ravelympics, I decided to challenge myself to knit the sample and write the pattern for one of my upcoming Knit Picks patterns. And I did it! Mostly while watching women's curling (yeah Sweden!). So here is my project for both the Designer Original Dance and the Sweaterboard Cross:



Pattern: Kimono Wrap Cardigan
Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk, 10 skeins of Merryweather and 2 of Cranberry
Needles: US 7 circs
Start to Finish: February 12-28, 2009



This sweater is knit in pieces and has belled sleeves and a linen stitch sash. The pattern needs a few finishing touches, but the calculations are done as well as all the explanations. According to the official Ravelympics guidelines for my events, I've won gold!

And now I need to go take a nap.

27 comments:

Tanis said...

Beautiful pattern! I love the sash, and I really love the colours you chose. Congrats on the gold!

Ellen said...

This is lovely. The sash adds a really nice element.

Clumsy Knitter said...

I love it! I love that it has a knitted sash--perfect!

Elena said...

Lovely wrap. The contrasting belt really makes it.

thea said...

Keep cranking them out! The belt is perfect, colors are great and the lines of it are gorgeous!

French Press Knits said...

This is SO beautiful. I love your color choice...I may have to copy!

jennybookworm said...

Nice sweater! I knit Citron as my (yarn harlot) knitting olympics - I have to block it still but finished it during the closing ceremonies last night - thanks for the great pattern!!

WingedStrategos said...

Beautiful sweater, I really like its lines. Can't wait for it to be released.

Julie said...

Gorgeous design!! I love the cranberry sash, it really sets it off.

Philigry said...

this one is awesome too! I love it. That yarn is so nice too.
i hope you have time to take a nap today!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's a medal winner!!! Very innovative and stylish ~ love the contrasting stitch/color band accent. Loving all your designs and I seem to recall we have one more from this set :)

CanarySanctuary said...

Congratulations! Glad to see another new design. The Ravelympics brings so many good things :)

MaryLou said...

Beautiful! Definitely worthy of the gold. The sash is such an original touch - I love it!

luvinthemommyhood said...

Love this! It looks stunning on you!!!!! Can't wait for the pattern! Let me know when it's ready and I'll post it on the blog.

Anonymous said...

Well done!!!!!!! Grams

the Lady said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, I heart that.

a friend to knit with said...

hilary! you are seriously SO talented. this is beautiful!!!

peaknits said...

This is amazing! I love it, the color the fit - perfection! Gold indeed!!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous pattern! I love the contrasting colors you used. Lovely.

Margo said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think I say that about all your knits, but they really are ALL beautiful. I had to laugh at your mention of knitting while watching curling. We were "watching" mens curling while I was in the early stages of labor to bad I have no idea who won. :) Hope to see you soon!

Jacey said...

It is so flattering, and a great selling point that you were able to knit it so quickly!

Red said...

Must. Have. This. Sweater!

It's so simple, yet absolutely stunning. I look forward to the publication of the pattern.

Karen said...

Very beautiful. The colors of the cardigan and sash are inspired. Love the pattern!

hibou said...

Just lovely! I too love the colour contrast you chose.

Julies knitting corner said...

You have made a lovely job of this, great design and I like the colour. Julie.C

artohline said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I adore it, and I would totally buy that pattern! :-) Great job!

hyeknitter said...

It's gorgeous Hilary! Congrats!