it’s all about Autumn

Pattern: my own, inspired by “Simply Marilyn” from Interweave
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton, red, 6 skeins
Needles: Denise US7
Started: September 25, 2005
Finished: October 9, 2005

It’s soooo comfy, I haven’t taken it off since I took this photo. A great colour, easy and quick to knit, and just right. Economical, too – I still have half a skein left over.

So obviously, I started a new project, even though I’d told myself I wouldn’t – ah well, it straight stockinette for lectures and reading.

A raglan out of super-soft Silky Tweed and Silky Wool, bought at the KW knitter’s fair.



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21 responses to “it’s all about Autumn”

  1. Julie Avatar

    that colour looks amazing on you. beautiful sweater. would love the pattern some day.

  2. quenna Avatar

    Hi — Finally posting, after regularly reading your blog. Love the sweater — it fits perfectly! Love all your raglans!

  3. Jill Avatar

    Laura – it looks amazing. I’m so happy to finally see a pic of you wearing it. I love it. It’s my fav thing that you’ve made yet.

  4. Julia Avatar

    Cables are my favorite, and you rocked ’em. I hope you keep your knits as heirlooms, they’re great. =)

  5. grumperina Avatar

    Looks and fits great! I’m happy to hear that you haven’t been able to take it off :).

  6. Diana Avatar

    I love how you altered the neckline! It even looks cozy in the photo!

  7. naomi Avatar

    That looks great! So much more to my taste than Simply Marilyn…

  8. Julia Avatar

    LOVE IT! So cute, so wearable, so affordable. You must publish it.

  9. Lauren Avatar

    I have some of that yarn ready to be knit. This looks like a great idea.

  10. Jen M Avatar
    Jen M

    What a lovely sweater! It is a real improvement on the Simply Marilyn, which was pretty, but not nearly so wearable. I think I speak for everyone when I say we would love to hear your mods.

  11. kellyt Avatar

    Did you knit it from the top down or in pieces? Love the styling. Would you be willing the share the pattern?

  12. Toni Avatar

    It’s wonderful! This version seems much more wearable than the Bliss pattern.

  13. Alexa Avatar

    You’re such a prolific knitter! I’ve always wanted to knit a sweater like that- big horseshoe-ish cable down the middle, fitted pull-over style. That’s my dream sweater, but I’m much to lazy to do all the math, ha.

  14. Audrey Avatar

    My goodness, you’re a speed knitter! I’m jealous. I love both of your latest – Cloud and Autumn. Oh, and your standard top-down cardi pattern? Knitting one for my mom currently. I LOVE the simplicity of the pattern. Thank you for sharing your creations with us!

  15. Colleen Avatar

    I love the sweater! What a great way to make a nice (but somewhat unwearable) design even better.

  16. Mary Beth Avatar

    A Marilyn for the real world! I really like it – great job!

  17. HibiscuitsGirl Avatar

    What a great sweater! That color is just gorgeous on you. Hot damn, you’re a fast knitter.

  18. Kim Avatar

    Wow! I think I’m in love with your sweater. The design, the yarn, it’s fabulous :)

  19. Jenn Avatar

    I love the center cable. The red yarn is perfect for the design, too.

  20. Wanda Avatar

    Another great design!

  21. Siri Avatar

    Love what you did with the original pattern. Very pretty with a nicer neckline and better fit.

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