Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flexible Francis

Francis caught my eye a while ago, particularly after seeing these two versions. Feeling the desire for a quick and simple project to relieve the designing part of my brain I decided to create my own interpretation.

I had a fairly different gauge than the pattern called for so I mostly made it up as I went along....the beauty of the top down raglan being those golden opportunities to try as you go...and rip back if it isn't working! I did some unraveling and changed the increases on the sleeves, also choosing to work a few more rounds of texture at the hem and cuffs (mock rib).I used Cascade Eco-Wool Plus for the first time (in a colour called Fern that isn't very well represented in my highly edited photoshop pictures).
Great value for money but fairly workhorse ...think I would have preferred something with a little more drape for this project.....oh well, it will still get some use!

OK.......back to the drawing the board!
(Edited to add some more images)!

9 comments:

tikru said...

This looks great and on you specially :). Short sleeves are now very interesting.. (2 short-sleeve-pullovers just out from the needles)

Lise said...

Your version of Francis came out really lovely. Love the color (the one I see ;) ). The mock rib looks great too, especially on the collar. Beautiful sweater!

Hilary said...

It looks wonderful and will be a wardrobe staple for sure. I love the length of the sleeves, and also how you've paired it with those awesome pants.

Kris said...
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Lolly said...

Wow, I love this, Gudrun. Beautiful work and I really like your cowl stitch pattern. I am planning to make this sweater again, and I have all sorts of ideas for it!

Great photos too :)

knittingmydayaway said...

Love the mock rib on the collar. Looks great!

Christy said...

It turned out very well, looks great.

I am a little distracted by those jeans; what kind are they?

mel said...

I love this - it looks like a very cozy & versatile sweater!

Ani said...

i love it! i'll have to check that pattern out.

your short hair is lovely too. :)