Saturday, January 31, 2009

Petra in ten....

........(enjoyable) days! That's the number of days I knit on this project. Now I'm not a fast I think that's pretty impressive for me; but, I must give credit to the #10 needles and the use of a bulky yarn like Noro Transitions.
Pattern: Petra by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits.
Yarn: Noro Transitions I love this pattern worked in Noro. The pattern is slimming with angled stripes reaching points in the front. This is accomplished by casting on stitches for the back, then increase every other row to add stitches for the front. Of course, the Noro self striping yarn enhances those angles to the front. How interesting! I adore the silhouette of this piece.
The sleeves were cast on using a provisional cast on and knit in the round. What a fabulous idea. You can feel pretty confident you will get the desired sleeve length when picking up stitches from the cast on and knitting down. I just may be using this method on other sleeves when possible. I love the sleeve length and there was no guess work involved.
The Cocoknits pattern and Noro Transitions are certainly winners in my book! I love it!


Virtuous said...

I LUV Cocoknits designs she makes things SO easy! And as you know I LUV Noro!! What a great pairing!

Dang she just came out with that pattern! :o) What a fast knit!
I must get that pattern too!

Another great garment for your closet! ;o)

GoldenTracks said...

That is gorgeous. So flattering on you. Where did you take those pics? Tanglewood maybe?

Myriam said...

Nice colors!