Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ester and Rowan combine to great success

A few days ago, I completed my Ester.
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Specs:

Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed (about 3 hanks, I do believe)
Pattern: Ester
Things I screwed up on: The cable repeats. But, being me, I just went with it.
Things to note about Summer Tweed: stretches like madness. I made the smallest size (sticking with my knitting creed of smaller size=faster to knit, less yarn used, and can always be blocked out) - thankfully. The summer tweed is quite nice to wear, and touch, but it's stretching has got me concerned for the wearability of the garment. I also didn't want the shrug to be as loose and baggy as it is in the pattern pics.
I have to buy myself a good pin to wear with it. My bee pin (being sported in the below photo) broke!

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These photos were taken before I had worn it out that day. This was the Ester at it's smallest.

5 comments:

Steph said...

Look great. I can't believe the bee pin broke! You should get one of those sweater clip things we saw at the yarn store....

kate said...

I immediately wanted ot knit Ester when I saw it on knitty -- your's looks great!

I also like your self-designed white sweater...thanks for the pattern notes!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks! I can't wait for the next issue of knitty. I hope it's a good one.

Steph said...

What about my post... Aren't you going to reply to what I said?

Robin said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the info on the Summer Tweed too, b/c I hadn't used it in a garment before and didn't realize it grows.

Couldn't agree more on smaller = better fit in knitting.