Tuesday, March 20, 2007

the Wicked witch

Sometimes being Wicked can feel wicked good.

Yeah, that's me. Being a wicked dork. But I can't help myself. I am wicked stoked. (Okay, okay, I'll quit the wicked business now...)

This is my third knit from zephyr style. And this is by far my favorite. Heck, this might be one of my favorite knits, period. It's just so wearable. Like a real sweater. Fancy that. I can knit real sweaters that I can actually wear.

Here are the details...
Pattern: Wicked
Source: zephyr style
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay in Flame (115)
Made for: Moi
Needle Size: US 7 circs and dpns
Date Started: February 25, 2007
Date Completed: March 16, 2007


Mods: Quite a few...I cast on for 36-39" bust sweater. However, since my arms are not in proportion to my bust, I stopped increasing when the sleeve perfectly fit my arms (I did about 18 increase rounds instead of 21). And then to compensate, I included short-row shaping for the bust. And of course, I added several decreases and increases down the sides. I have realized the key to knitting a raglan sweater is to try it on CONSTANTLY. It's a pain, but it's the best way to get the most personalized fit.

So what do I love most about this sweater? Could it be the cabled neckline? Could it be the subtle color variegations? Or could it possibly be...
Yup, its adorable pocket-ness. It's wicked cute. (Really, couldn't be helped.)

34 comments:

vera said...

oh wicked! it looks gorgeous. perfect yarn, perfect colour, perfect fit! i absolutely love it. not surprised it's a favourite knit. :0)

Dipsy said...

My gosh, your Wicked turned out so amazingly beautiful! It looks fabulous with this great yarn that you've been using, and it suits you just wicked-ly perfect! Fantastic job!

Nora said...

Beautiful colour - it looks great on you.

Mom said...

Kara...this is such a darling sweater! The colors are perfect and you look absolutely wonderful in it. In addition to all this praise, I have to say that your workmanship just keeps getting better and better...WOW!

PS: I can't believe it only took you 3 weeks...you are a amazing!

Melisa said...

It looks really great! And thank you for the reminder about fit and trying things on as you go -- it's a reminder that I need and I think you're right about that being the way to get the right fit. Yeah for you!

Margene said...

You look fabulously wicked in that wicked cool sweater! Nice work, nice color!

Ashley said...

I said it on Flickr, but I am a Massachusetts girl (we invented "wicked," you know), so I'll say it again: Wicked fierce!

a friend to knit with said...

o.k., just have to say...this looks great on you......i think i definitely need to make this! love your color!

knittingphilistine said...

EEP! LOVE. IT. I HAVE to have one of those now! The kangaroo pouch action is clearly the best part.

Bear Knits said...

Wicked cool sweater! Love the photo shoot!

Susan said...

You are a speed demon. I can't believe you finished it already. It looks amazing on you. Love the pocket.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

It is definitely Wicked fantastic! The fit is as wonderful as the color!

Nonnahs said...

I say you're perfectly allowed to say "wicked" as much as you like, because that sweater is wicked cute on you! Love that it's so wearable, too. Great job!

Julia said...

Damn cute!! Thant color looks great on you!

g-girl said...

i absolutely love the colorway you chose! it looks wonderful on you too! i've got this pattern on deck but don't know what yarn to pick for it. thanks for the tip to try it on as I go once I start it too. :)

tiennie said...

Kara - looks awesome on you! Makes me want to be Wicked too!

Kelly said...

Wow, wicked good job! (ha ha, I also couldn't resist) The sweater fits you perfectly and I *love* that colorway. Good call with the manos.

Heather Joins the Round said...

I love that color on you! You look great in that.

Bobbi said...

wow that looks wicked cool! :) ok I couldn't resist either! The color is beautiful!

CassiLou said...

It is awesome! Love love love it!! Again I am jealous of you incredible talent. ARe you still coming saturday?

rachel iufer said...

SO CUTE!!! you did a wicked good job on this. i'm wicked jealous of your wicked cute sweater. :)

Wanda said...

Wicked cute! (Sorry I couldn't resist) It is very cute and the pocket is just adorable. You're right about raglans and just needing to try them on constantly for a great fit.

David said...

I'm not going to jump on the obvious-pun-bandwagon, so I'll just say this: Hella cool. (Remember "hella"? People were saying it all over the place about ten years ago.)

BrownPants said...

It looks fabulous on you! Great job. Love the photos.

sarah said...

SO cute, Kara. You did such a nice job with the mods that it fits perfectly! And I love the color. Manos rocks.

Yarn It said...

Yep! Your Wicked is positively wicked! Gorgeous color.

Latoya said...

That red is gorgeous! Wow! You did a great job.

Knit on!

Lolly said...

Ha! So very Wicked! I love it! and love the photos as well ;)

iSeL said...

Very wicked. Bloglines sucks because for some reason I didn't get notified on your last two posts.

You did such a great job. It looks super on you.

Disentangled said...

Very cute! It looks great and the fit is amazing! Congrats!

knitseashore said...

Wicked came out so nice -- it looks great on you! I admire your ability to make the sweater fit perfectly. I need to learn how to do that. Enjoy, and now on to the dollar and a half cardi!

nova said...

I lived in Massachusetts for a few years so I think I can get away with this (even though I am really a southerner) that sweater is wicked cute. And you really did a wicked good job with the knitting and modifications. Seriously, way to be the boss of your knitting!

Christy said...

Ha...I love that top picture. It looks great; the pocket is definitely the key feature.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Your sweater is so adorable--I'm impatiently waiting my yarn/pattern to arrive so I can start mine!! happy knitting :)