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March 17, 2009

Finally, Autumn Rose

And so, finally, Autumn Rose.

This is, officially, my favourite knitted item, ever.

There are not many words, the pictures say it all.

Pattern: Autumm Rose by Eunny Jang from Simply Shetland 4: At Tomales Bay
Size: 35" (smallest)
Yarn: KnitPicks Palette (purchased as a kit in the Mineral colourway)
Needles: I had to go down to a 2.75mm (US2) to get the recommended tension. I used KnitPicks Harmony needles.
Modifications: None, knit exactly as the pattern says.

The worst part of it all was weaving in all the ends. I did some as I went, and I'm glad I did, or it may never have been finished!

Now I just need to wait for the weather to get cold enough to wear it!

Posted by Donna at March 17, 2009 10:34 PM


it looks gorgeous...a fantastically flattering style on you and superb knitting as always.

if you are waiting for cold weather...come on down south!

Posted by: jacqueline at March 17, 2009 11:37 PM

It's absolutely wonderful. And you look great!

Posted by: Marika at March 17, 2009 11:57 PM

Just beautiful Donna, and it looks great on you. I suspect it was worth weaving in all those ends.

Posted by: Melissa at March 18, 2009 12:05 AM

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. You did a superb job on this sweater, Donna! I can understand why it's your Favorite Sweater Ever!

Posted by: CraftyGryphon at March 18, 2009 12:16 AM

Beautiful, as always!

Posted by: Chery at March 18, 2009 12:37 AM

Absolutely beautiful! I love Fair Isle! I have some things kitted up in my stash that I need to cast on. Can't see doing it now that the weather's getting nice now though. Will have to wait til Fall.

Posted by: Jean at March 18, 2009 12:44 AM

It looks fabulous on you!

Posted by: Cathy at March 18, 2009 12:51 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow - great job - it looks wonderful on you.

Posted by: Jeanne at March 18, 2009 01:17 AM

Truly lovely. So, what's next?!

Posted by: Sherpa at March 18, 2009 01:37 AM

It's beautiful!

Posted by: monica at March 18, 2009 02:08 AM

It's lovely on you. And how fitting you finished it the week fall rolls into town.

Posted by: sprite at March 18, 2009 03:05 AM

That's incredible! What a gorgeous piece of knitting art. It's nice to know that you followed the pattern exactly and got such a great fit ~ I'd love to try knitting colorwork like this someday :)

Posted by: MrPuffy at March 18, 2009 03:20 AM

You know, my birthday is in September...:)

Posted by: Restless Knitter at March 18, 2009 03:37 AM

The sweater is absolutely gorgeous and the fit seems perfect! Great job. I hope you enjoy the dickens out of it! :)

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Posted by: gemma at March 18, 2009 05:44 AM

Lovely....just lovely! Beautiful knitting!

Posted by: Karen at March 18, 2009 05:50 AM

stunning! well done :)

Posted by: happy spider at March 18, 2009 06:49 AM

i can see why it's your favourite. A stunning piece.

Posted by: bells at March 18, 2009 07:00 AM

That's just gorgeous! What a fantastic job you did! :)

Posted by: Dawn at March 18, 2009 08:05 AM

Superb! I didnt recognize you in that photo at first. You did such a wonderful job too and I am sure it will be worn and loved for many years to come.

Posted by: sue at March 18, 2009 08:36 AM

That's so pretty! Someday, when I'm not a student, and have more yarn money, I hope to knit a sweater like that.

Posted by: Caroline at March 18, 2009 09:36 AM

it looks fab on too!!!!!!!

Posted by: missfee at March 18, 2009 10:37 AM

It's beautiful and looks great on you!

Posted by: Suzanne at March 18, 2009 10:40 AM

Absolutely, positively gorgeous!!

Posted by: amandaj at March 18, 2009 10:47 AM

like everyone else had said, it is absolutely gorgeous and beautiful!!!!!! i really wish one day i will have the courage and skill to knit something like that!!!

Posted by: Michelle at March 18, 2009 10:49 AM

Oh wow. Just very - oh wow.

Posted by: Shelley at March 18, 2009 11:35 AM

Clever chicky, lol ;)

It looks really good on you!

Posted by: Sheridan at March 18, 2009 12:02 PM


Posted by: Lynne at March 18, 2009 03:23 PM

stunning! and well worth all the end-weaving!

Posted by: Kylie at March 18, 2009 07:11 PM

Oh it's so wonderful - I can't believe you knit it on 2.75mm sticks - I'm thinking about knitting a cardi on 2.75mm but I think I might be nuts!! (also, I'd be knitting a much bigger size). Gosh it looks so great, it fits you perfectly!

Posted by: Rose Red at March 18, 2009 08:15 PM

Looks alright I suppose. You knitting-savant you.

Posted by: Ailsa at March 18, 2009 09:44 PM

Wow, you steeked and lived to tell the very happy tale!! Great jumper for the season, very well planned, you look Most Favourite Jumper Happy too.

Posted by: 2paw at March 18, 2009 09:55 PM

Lovely work! It looks great on you.

Posted by: becky c. at March 18, 2009 10:15 PM

It looks beautiful, just beautiful.
Did Em tell you she wants one yet?

Posted by: sue at March 18, 2009 10:57 PM

This is not knitting. This is a true work of art. Well done, it's just perfect!

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Posted by: Janet at March 19, 2009 11:40 AM

Wow - Autumn Rose is a master piece & you look great in it. Just the thought of sewing in all those ends will stop me from knitting it. Emily looks great with her beret.

Posted by: Ann at March 20, 2009 11:01 AM

Wow! What a fantastic jumper :-) It looks great but you already know that.

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Posted by: Samantha at March 20, 2009 11:35 PM

Best knitted piece EVER!! hands down!!

Totally deserve the award!! Go Donna!

Posted by: Mira at March 22, 2009 04:27 AM