Monday, November 11, 2013

Rose de France

Now that Fall weather has arrived, I finally finished this short-sleeved sweater.  It was started back in June, when short sleeves were much more appropriate, but I got distracted by other things.  At least I had the chance to wear it once before it gets too chilly out!

This is another design from A Stitch in Time, Volume 2 which I love.  Give me enough time and yarn and I just may have to make every single pattern contained therein!

For the most part, this is a very basic sweater except for the contrasting collar, cuffs, and flowers.  The collar and cuffs are actually knit on the bias, which I was not expecting.  

And underneath that collar is a ribbed neckline (again, not what I was anticipating, but it works!).

The original flowers turned out a little too sea-anemone for my taste.  I was hoping for more of a posey of violets sort of look, so I just basted the ends back under the flower center.  Crisis averted!

And you know what this means?  Time to cast on something new!

Skirt:  Made by me, Simplicity 4044
Shoes:  Colin Stuart
Earrings:  Gift (vintage)


  1. So cute! I've been wanting to make this sweater!

  2. Ooo really like it! making a sweater is next on my ladder of knitting projects to make!
    This is stunning! The flowers are gorg! :)
    I really like your hair like that too!


  3. Very sweet! That's such a lovely color. The last couple weeks have seemed warmer than expected - maybe you'll still get some wear out of it before spring!

  4. I love your sweater! I just finished up a sweater of my one and was really eyeing a Stitch in Time, Volume 2. Your sweater looks so perfect I may buy it this week!

  5. Sweetly gorgeous sweater! It's one of my favourite knits I've seen anywhere this year. Those darling ruffled cuffs and the matching collar are making me smile and swoon at all once. Fantastic job on this project!

    ♥ Jessica

  6. I LOVE this jumper!! Must cast this one on for me!

  7. That's just good ole fashioned pretty.