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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Shirley Paden Square Bodice Pullover


I was reading a post by The Sewing Lawyer about what she called The World's Oldest UFO; while mine doesn't compete (started in 2008), it is still old, and now is finished yay! This is the Square Bodice Pullover Interweave Knits Magazine Spring 2003.


I'm very pleased with how this turned out after all I struggled. The yarn Paton's Grace is very pretty and pleasant to work with. I modified the neckline and made it not as wide as the original by binding off less stitches in the center, with my narrow shoulders wide necklines just fall off. Because of this the crochet neckline finish had to change, which I explain in my Ravelry project page for those of you that are interested.

I had the perfect weather day today to wear it, cool and breezy!

By the way I am loving my short haircut; I have no patience for hair and my stylist knowing me has given a minimum fuzz cut, this is the look of just wash and go, I didn't even have time this morning for any hair product!


Sewing up the seams in this sweater has been the only sewing I have done since my weekend in NYC, I have a zillion projects in my wish list, let's see which one makes it to the top!

12 comments:

  1. Lovely! I don´t know how to knit so this looks really difficult and complicated. And beautiful too!

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  2. Knitting and crochet are just beyond me! The top is very beautiful and looks fantastic over white trousers.

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  3. Wow this is really beautiful... I love the colour and with the white trousers looks fantastic! I can crochet but not read patterns - does that make sense? I do want to try when I have finished my degree.

    I'm the same with hair - wash and wear!

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  4. What a wonderful summer sweater and yes, the perfect day to enjoy it.

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  5. I meant to tell you in nyc that I thought your hair looked great! and then you happened to talk about it in your post today. Your sweater looks great too! Congrats on finishing it!!

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  6. Beautful sweater and it looks fabulous on you!

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  7. Your top is great - beautiful colour and pattern! Love your hair too!

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  8. That is one gorgeous sweater! Lots of knitting. You are a professional, for sure.

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  9. What a beautiful color of this pullover and the job done is impressing - I have no idea how to knit (I tried but always failed - especially when the sweaters were 2 sizes bigger after washing;-)) and therefore i admire your work a lot:-) And I also like your hair - in fact shorter hair requires less time spent in the morning

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  10. The sweater is so pretty and the color is wonderful on you. I like your hair cut. Great length for summer.

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  11. Beautiful color and such great details! I really like that neck trim.

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  12. What a beautiful sweater in such a yummy color!

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