07 May 2009

! ! ! ! PICKLES baggy bolero ! ! ! !

I got inspired to knit a sweater 2 days ago (yep, I finished it in 1 day!). Here's the original idea, from PICKLES:



And my version... smaller, but chunkier:

I used size 11 dpns for the armholes (cast on 24 sts), moving to size 15 circs (increasing to 48 sts), then size 19s for the chunkiest stitches (72 sts). I also chose to move from 1x1 to 2x2 to 3x3 rib instead of staying with 2x2 like they did.

I used 4 recycled yarns held together: white wool, cream wool/angora, white/gold cotton, and light green mohair.

They also have a pattern for the 'lavender jacket':

5 comments:

muchlove said...

very cute bolero :)

we started the swap simply by emailing each other. No particular reason, just wanted to exchange mail :)

e said...

i love that thing! I want to make one!! you started with the arms??

do you sell recycled yarn? i have a friend who was looking to buy some i think and i couldn't remember if you did or not.

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P R I M O E Z A said...

wow, great remake!

SwanDiamondRose said...

i love the bolero!

KATLIN said...

Cute! Love how it kinda mimics the shape of a barrel!