Sahara finished

I finished the Sahara sweater on Saturday and am very pleased with how it turned out. I dropped it off at Knit & Pearl in SB so it’s there as an example for the class I’m teaching next month. Once I get it back I will try to get some pictures with it on. I love how the Cotton Fleece feels all fitted like this.

Julie did put it on for me, it’s just gorgeous on!

It is nice to have it finished. It’s going to be a very wearable sweater in our climate & I am so pleased with my bead choice!

Overall I would put this pattern at an intermediate/almost advanced pattern. It takes a lot of attention to detail even though it’s mostly stockinette there are still more advanced techniques like the shaping, the short row shaping, the provisional cast on at the back of the neck, the placing of beads, etc.

 

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0 responses to “Sahara finished

  1. Oh my…it’s absolutely beauteous! Just your color and style. Can’t wait to see it on you. Please share the details on the yarn you used.

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  2. Julie owns Knit & Pearl Boutique in downtown Santa Barbara where I teach classes & she is the perfect model. Everything looks good on her! I just hope it looks that good on me….

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  3. I love this sweater! Thanks for the compliments, the yarn is Cotton Fleece from Brown Sheep Co. the same people that make Lamb’s Pride. It comes in a nice sized skein, 215 yards, for around $8-$9

    Tons of beautiful colors, I have it in a few greens, brown and 2 different blues. It’s not machine washable, that is the only drawback to this yarn. It feels lovely when knitting or crocheting, for a cotton it’s relatively lightweight and with the wool blend it doesn’t stretch out and lose it’s shape.

    Overall, right now it’s in my top 5 yarns. A good basic yarn to have on hand.

    On the sidebar there is a link to Oregon Trail Yarn & Books, they carry a good assortment of colors for a great price. They even have seconds for $4 a skein. Gotta love that! I have been very pleased with my seconds from there, they bleed a lot of color when you wash them the first time but other than that I don’t have any other problems with them.

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  4. What a beautiful sweater! I love the beads and the color, and you’re right, Julie does look hot in it!:)

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  5. You are right, the shaping & style of this pattern, the Sahara from Stitchdiva.com, is so flattering! Julie is a gorgeous, skinny little thing anyways but it accentuates all of her beauty. Isn’t that what all knitted garments should do? lol In a perfect world!

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  6. Thanks for the “Hot” comment, it’s much nicer than my teenage boys who say I’m flabby,old and wrinkled. 🙂

    Chauntel did do a wonderful job on the sweater, and she’ll look “Hot” it it too.

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