Monday, June 29, 2009

Liesl in Sundara's Aran Silky Merino

I'm in love with Sundara's aran silky merino yarn - it is so very soft to the touch, and the colours are striking. A little while ago I was able to pick up 3 skeins in the colourway Viridescent, and have been eager to cast on with it. After an exhausting business trip last week, a lazy weekend of knitting was on the books. I picked up this yummy yarn and the pretty Liesl pattern and cast on.

liesl front

The pattern is really well written and extremely flexible - wide neck vs tighter neck, short sleeve vs long sleeve, frilly picot edge vs standard cast off, buttons vs ribbon vs other... lots and lots of options to customize and make it your own unique version.

Liesl back

I used a slightly smaller needle than the pattern called for, and went up a size to compensate. I cast on for the wider neck because I figured the thinner yarn and smaller needle would end up producing a smaller neck than the one in the pattern - it turned out just as I'd hoped.

Liesl front

This is July's sweater for NaKniSweModo.
Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda
Yarn: Sundara Aran Silky Merino, Viridecsent - 2 skeins (only a very little bit left over)
Size: 36in
Needle: US 10.5

I'm so very happy with the end result. Just need to find a suitable button for the top.

21 comments:

amanda said...

A perfect knit on you Sam! The colour looks great too.

theknittingcowgirl said...

It's gorgeous Sam!!
And it's a wonderful thing to have a "customable" pattern to choose between different options!

I think you have done a wonderful work and it looks great on you!

xoxo

Bea said...

Gorgeous. I really love your version.

Oiyi said...

What a gorgeous colorway! I only knit once with that yarn and I agree that it's awesome. It looks so cute on you.

Stacey said...

I love it Sam! That yarn looks so luscious!

marycatharine said...

It's beautiful! All the different ASM Liesls look wonderful, it's the perfect pattern and yarn pairing.

Kim said...

I love it! What a great match of yarn and pattern and it looks perfect for chilly summer evenings.

Luni said...

Adorable! It looks great on you. Have fun button shopping.

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love it! The color is fantastic!

Betsy said...

Too cute, Sam. But you're already done with JULY??? Wow! I'm impressed.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Gorgeous! Looks straight out of a magazine.

iknitipurl said...

Looks great and it has to be so soft. Sundara has such amazing yarns!

Emma said...

It looks fantastic in that colour Sam. It's such a good pattern too, hey?

WandaWoman said...

How cute is this? It really turned out beautifully!

hyeknitter said...

Beautiful - love that yarn!

Rima said...

It is beautiful! The yarn is a great choice!

moo said...

Hi Sam~beautiful sweater...love the color. I have been gone for a while, but I am back. Nice!

tiennie said...

This is beautiful!!!

tiennie said...

This is beautiful!!!

lucy said...

You are on a roll girl! this one is absolutely sweet and perfect for the weather!

StarSpry said...

It's beautiful! The color looks great on you.