Saturday, December 1, 2012

Vodka Gimlet

I am so excited to show you this finished sweater! I have finished my Vodka Gimlet and I love it. It is knit top down in one piece, mostly stockinette, but has just the right amount of detail to dress it up.

This beautiful slipped stitch detail is at the waist and since I was able to try this on as I went, I managed to place it almost perfectly.  I probably could have started it a bit earlier than I did, but it's close enough.  You can also see that the detail is knit again at the hem line.
The detail is also on the collar.  There is a little bit of short rowing on the collar to give it just a bit of a shawl collar.  It's small enough that it can be worn folded over a bit or standing up.
I'm also pretty pleased with how well I did picking up for the collar.  I got it on my first try!  There's no puckering or bunching and I had the right number of stitches to make the 2x2 rib end where I wanted it to.

The yarn is The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in the color Barn Door.  I got this at the Plucky Knitter Trunk Show at Another Yarn in January where I also had the pleasure of meeting Sarah, dyer extraordinaire, her sister Hayley, who helped me pick out 8 well matched skeins for this, and Thea, who is the wonderful designer Babycocktails.

Now that this sweater is finished, and I'm so happy with it, all I want to do is cast on 3 more Babycocktail designs!  I really need to knock out a few Christmas gifts though first.  I'm tempted though... Maybe I can use that as incentive :-)


  1. Love it! I would love to knit this in Sweater and Barn Door colorway of course too ;)

  2. Wow! Congrats! I want to knit some sweaters next year!