Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Olympic knitting done!

I finally finished knitting my Olympic sweater! I wove in the ends on Saturday and didn't get a chance to take pictures until today. i love how it came out.

There's nothing like a handspun sweater!

Olympic sweater done!

Stats:
Pattern: Sweetgum Duncan by Meghan McFarlane
Yarn: My own Handspun from the following dyers:
-Pigeonroof Studios
-Dragonfly fibers
-Wool Gatherings
-Fat Cat
-Yarn Wench
-Hello Yarn
-Rhinebeck Mystery fiber
Needles: Size 9 US
Mods: I didn't knit the bottom ribbing the same way - instead I did about 4 inches


Olympic sweater done!

I especially love the neck of this sweater...

Olympic sweater done!

It was so much fun knitting with my own handspun and blending the colors. I'm thrilled with how it came out and can't wait to spin more!!!

28 comments:

Monika said...

Wow- that sweater is gorgeous! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it! :o)))

Lyn said...

That is so stunning! It came out so beautifully - good job!

Emily said...

What a fantastic sweater!! And I find it completely amazing that you spun all that yarn, too. Very inspiring!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. It looks fantastic! What a great use of single skeins of handspun. Well done!

Donna said...

That looks awesome! The colors came together and really compliment each other.

Stacey said...

That is STUNNING!!!!!!

MsJoanie said...

GORGEOUS!

Mary LeMaster said...

So wonderful! BEAUTIFUL

Erin Taylor Bell said...

gorgeous!!!So proud of you!!!

MJ said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! You definitely deserve a gold.

Most of my handspun is solid color, and now you've tempted me to buy more multi-colored fiber.

Jinann said...

Awesome! I have yet to make a big project with any of my homespun. Your project looks great...and the colors are awesome!!!

Lisette M said...

As I said yesterday I love it! It really is a special sweater.

Holly said...

It's so beautiful! I hope you are super proud!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Wow, great work!!

RuthieJ said...

Beautiful! I love all the different colors in the yarn!

AllyB said...

Beautiful sweater! Congratulations!

brsmaryland said...

It is absolutely beautiful!!! And you look beautiful in it. What a great Olympic achievement.
Sorry I missed you the other night. Hope to catch you soon.

Melissa said...

It's fantastic! I love it!

Sereknitty said...

The colours blended beautifully and the yoke is gorgeous!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is a beautiful sweater. The yarn is so pretty. You did such a wonderful job! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful sweater! And your yarn is beautiful; it really makes the sweater!

iknitipurl said...

Absolutely awesome. You've got so much color going on it's fabulous! Congrats on getting a sweater done.

Lynn said...

Super job - turned out great! Love it.

Holly said...

Terrific! - some how creating the whole thing from start to finish is just so much better than any other kind of knitting

mrspao said...

It's gorgeous :)

doris said...

Your sweater is gorgeous.I saw the skeins and wasn't sure how they would all go together, but they are wonderful together. I am a very newbie spinner and can't wait til I get to the point of having enough yarn to make a great project like that.

Bea said...

Fabulous yarn which has knit up into a stunning sweater!

ltwis said...

Awesome!