Thursday, October 19, 2006

Fantine & Desiree

Let the French Girl love commence!

Pattern: Fantine by French Girl

Yarn: Big Wool Fusion #5 Tapestry

Needles: Addi Turbo #17 32"

Comments: I am so happy with this pattern. I love that it is done totally seamless. It took me two days to knit! I really like the twisted stitch detail on the edges, collar, and hem. As an added bonus, this pattern has several variations to choose from. You can do it in either the rounded collar or a Mandarin collar. You can also choose between cap or 3/4 sleeves. The sweater only took three balls of Big Wool, so the cost isn't too bad either!

OK, I know this isn't a picture of me, but the one I took does not come close to doing this sweater justice. You will just have to imagine me in it.

Pattern: Desiree by French Girl

Yarn: Rowan Big Wool #37 Zing (a grass green color)

Needle: Addi Turbo #17 32"

Comments: This is the first pattern that I test knit for Kristeen (aka the French Girl), so I've actually been done with her for quite a while. My name is even on the pattern! I'm so proud!

Again, I love this sweater. The collar and cuff details are beautiful. I thing the faux darts at the bottom of the sweater are so attractive as well (see the picture of the back below). I don't think I've ever seen them on a sweater before. Another winner from Kristeen.


Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

I love the two-button closure on Fantine! Great work, Amy!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous ruth said...

PRETTY!!! =d

10:31 AM  
Blogger JustApril said...

tres chic mon ami

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

All gorgeous!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

you certainly love that Big Wool!

Fantine looks great on you and the credit on the pattern is so cool. Congratulations!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Such a pretty design! I don't usually like bulkier knits, but these are so elegant! Nice work!

2:15 PM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

Gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my package and I'm sorry I missed you when I called the store yesterday!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

v pretty sweater! :o)

(btw...was it recently your birthday...?) ;o)

8:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Very nice sweaters! I'm feeling the french girl love. Happy belated birthday!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Amy that looks beautiful! Is that the pattern that I bought the yarn for? I can't remember now!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Those are two spectacular patterns! I think they're my favorite French Girl ones I've seen yet. Congrats on your amazing job of test-knitting!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

Oh AMY!!! They're AWESOME!!!

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

These patterns are totally stunning, especially the latter one must be one of the most beautiful ones I've seen for long! And Fantine looks so great on you - fantastic!

11:06 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Two really amazing patterns! I want to see your version of the blue one though!!!

5:02 PM  
Blogger D said...

Wow, fantastic job! Looks amazing on you :)

I love love love Fantine by French Girl. Now, how can I get this pattern from you? ...Dani

10:21 PM  

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