FOs: Vaila and Forestry

The blue sweater is Vaila by Gudrun Johnson (from Twist Collective), and the green one is Forestry by Veronik Avery (from Vogue Knitting Fall 08 I think).

Forestry is knit with Cascade 220. I finished about 6 months ago but hadn’t sewn on the buttons! I really like it. The pattern was difficult to follow and had a few errors. In fact, I think the way my collar came out may be an error in the placement of the short rows (it’s quite pointed in the very back), but I decided to leave it as is. The button band/ collar took nearly as long to knit as the rest of the sweater combined. My only real mod was to add cables up the sleeves.

Vaila is knit with Malabrigo. It has a tendency to pick up dog hair and I’m worried about pilling. I haven’t blocked it yet, but when I do, I’m going to try to add a bit of length to it. It’s just a teeny bit too short. I didn’t make any mods. I knit the 32" size even though I have a 35" bust to try and get it more fitted than the model’s. Overall I’m happy with it but if it were top down I’d add a few rows of ribbing.

Here’s Vaila. The color is a dark cobalt blue, but I had to use the flash to show the lace. It’s not really that bright of a color. Sorry about the photo quality - I hate taking pictures of myself!!

Both look awesome on you!! They’re beautiful sweaters!:inlove:

Wow!!! They both fit you perfectly and they’re gorgeous!!! Great job!

GORGEOUS sweaters, Maureen! Yay for you! These two WIPS are now FO’s before the New Year! Yay!!!

Great job on both!! I think my favorite is the green one…they are beautiful!


Beautiful sweaters! They are both a great fit on you.

They both look really good. Neither looks too short, they fit great. Nice work. It is weird how colors photograph isn’t it?

They’re both lovely. Glad you finally sewed the buttons on the green one, makes it easier to wear. :teehee:

I love the Vaila! Great fit for you! I’m making my first sweater in a similar color.

Both are beautiful! Lovely work.