FO: Emerald

Here is my first sweater and first successful attempt at following a pattern! I’m really happy with it. It’s Amy Swenson’s Emerald in Misti Alpaca Chunky in Copper Melange. It’s so soft. It’s a bit droopy and heavy for the pattern but I love it anyway! I especially love the cabling between the raglan decreases.

Click photo to see it larger.

And here is the shoulder detail.

And here’s the button. I couldn’t find one big enough so I bought a wooden spoon and made my own. :slight_smile:

That is a gorgeous sweater. You did a very good job on it! Great work. Congrats!

That looks fantastic. Great job.

Beautiful! And it looks lovely on too :slight_smile:

[SIZE=7]WOW!:passedout:
[SIZE=3]I just [COLOR=Red][B]love[/B][/COLOR] this sweater! And, THE BUTTON is to die for! I’ve had the same problem…can’t find BIG BUTTONS! How did you make a button out of a spool?
And, you mean an empty wooden thread spool? Where did you find the spool?

Now I’m gonna have to add another pattern to my queue!
BTW: I like your sweater better than the blue one shown on the model! Something about your yarn makes it look nicer!

Thanks for sharing all the detailed photos, too!
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Thanks everyone!

Artlady, I think the sweater drapes differently because of the Alpaca so it hugs the body better. I prefer it that way. It’s a trade-off though because it droops more, too.

As for the button, I used a wooden spoon, not a spool. :wink: Anyway, all I did was cut off the handle, cut out a bit more to round it off and then switched to a very coarse sand paper to round it off and then a fine one to smooth it out. A couple of drill holes, and, voila!

You are so clever!!!
I just love the jacket and I want one NOW!!
I too think yours looks better than the one shown on the pattern…yours appears softer and the colour is lovely x

Oh! Gotcha! A wooden SPOON! :doh:

Wonderful idea!!!

I just LOVE this sweater! :inlove: The color is wonderful, and I love what you did for the button! So creative!!!

:inlove: I love it…it looks great…and I would have never thought to use a spoon :yay:

YOU ARE A GENIUS! That sweater is beautiful! From pattern to color to draping, but that you made that button too…VERY COOL! If I knew where your closet was I’d steal it. :wink: Because I know if I try to make this it just won’t be the same…Very nice work!

** I just looked at the original on Knitty–I like your colorway and button so much better…you need to submit a pic to them!

Wow is that pretty!!:thumbsup:

That really is nice, and looks great on you. I’m impressed that you made the button as I never would have thought of using a wooden spoon and power tools.

[SIZE=7][SIZE=3]BTW: I like your sweater better than the blue one shown on the model! Something about your yarn makes it look nicer![/SIZE]
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Me too! Your’s drapes much better. What a gorgeous sweater!

That is absolutely GORGEOUS! The colour is lovely too. I’ve been coveting that Misti Alpaca for months- what a great sweater for it.

All I can say is Wow! That is impressive! I loved the sweater in the pattern, but I like the drape of yours better. Far less chunky looking.

Anyway, great job!

Congrats!!! It looks awesome! And your button is way cool! What a unique idea!

Great job, it look terrific!

Thanks everyone!

I just have to say it again! Your sweater should have been the model sweater! The model sweater looks so stiff and chunky. Kinda clunky.

Yours is divine.

I printed the pattern this weekend, and I will use a yarn similar to yours! I am glad you paved the way for me! :happydance: