Pretty Camilla

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[gallery type="square" link="none" ids="6704,6703,6698"] It's been a really busy summer, and I've been a little quieter here than I had hoped to be, sorry about that! It seems like that's how all of my goals for summer have gone -- unattained. But I am not complaining because it's been a really awesome summer. One to-do I managed to check off my list was to complete a sweater for the Very Shannon Summer Sweater Knit Along! I'm so glad I started (and finished) this project because I think it's a new favorite.  I say that about every finished projects, don't I? Whoops!

The Details

The pattern is very clearly written and an very enjoyable knit.  The pattern name is Camilla and it's written by Carrie Bostick Hoge.  There are also child and infant versions available that I think Brooklyn and Baby Stanley might need their own versions of this because it was so enjoyable that I would definitely make it again without hesitation! The really cool part is that it only took me 11 days to complete -- that's less than 2 weeks for a full sweater and I definitely didn't get a chance to work on it everyday.  The pattern calls for a size US 10.5 needle which I didn't have on hand so I opted for just a size 10. It also called for Aran weight yarn and we here at Nice & Knit haven't found the perfect Aran weight to hand-dye so I opted for our very own Worsted instead. I knit the size xsmall knowing that I knit loose and anytime I make a small I end up hating the fit.  I also knew that the garter stitch would stretch when blocking which would allow me to manipulate this to just the right size for me. Another thing I love about the garter stitch is that it is super squishy and stretchy which is going to mean I can wear this for awhile even as my belly gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger. :)

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  • atangledyarn84: September 26, 2016

    Beautiful!

  • lafaiseusedebetises: September 26, 2016

    C’est trés joli ! :)

  • writersdream9: September 26, 2016

    Did you make this? Beautiful!

  • tantemono: September 26, 2016

    I love it! Sylvaine

  • knittedblissjc: September 26, 2016

    that sweater looks so good on you! And glad it’s got some room for your little baby bump.

  • BoudiccaNox: September 26, 2016

    This is a beautiful color on you!

  • Xandra: September 26, 2016

    That’s so pretty! If I saw it in stores, I’d definitely buy it. Maybe just in a different color, this will not look as good on me as it does on you. x

  • cyventurini: September 26, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous! Great color on you ?

  • Maria Logan Montgomery: September 26, 2016

    Beautiful sweater. I love that blue color, too.

  • pyriterenny: September 26, 2016

    So beautiful, I love the color!

  • craftybrooklyn: September 26, 2016

    This is super beautiful! I hope to one day be able to knit like this.

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  • lollyknits: September 26, 2016

    Lovely!!! Great color and the pattern is super interesting and unique!

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