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February 3, 2009

From Sally — Slowly but Surly

Filed under: Large Lace Collar — Tags: , — surly @ 12:19 pm

I thought I’d post a quick update on my Large Lace Collar. Once you hit the solid color portion of these designs, it can be slow going. With the yoke, it’s easier to track and notice progress. That’s a bit harder now that I am on the body, especially since I am doing it in the round. Those are long rows and it takes many of them to add each inch of length. I’ve also started one of the sleeves. I did that so I could make sure my “do it in the round” adaptation was working and to give me an illusion of progress.

Here are some in-progress shots.

As you can see, some progress but still a lot of knitting left to do. (And I still need to decide exactly what I am going to do at the neck, wrists, and hem.)


  1. Did you get this at the Bohus show? Last week?!?!?! You are speedy.

    Comment by Jess — February 3, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  2. Um. What on earth do you still have to do at the neck? I must be missing something because it looks perfectly lovely to me as is. But then I’ll never in a million years attempt something as gorgeous as this sweater.

    Comment by Tiny Tyrant — February 3, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  3. I am completely charmed by this. You may be inspiring me to give this Bohus thing a try! vk

    Comment by ValarieK. — February 3, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

  4. It’s amazingly beautiful! It looks like some sort of intricate mosaic made from things gathered at the beach.

    Comment by joanna — February 3, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

  5. That is incredibly beautiful. The fuzziness of the yarn makes it look like it’s glowing.

    Comment by Katie — February 3, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

  6. I am utterly amazed by how much you have accomplished with this one…the yoke alone was a work of art! I would have been tempted to stop right there and admire that for a few months!!! Beautiful!

    Comment by Angela — February 3, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

  7. Stunning! What beautiful yarn are you using?

    Comment by Ann — February 3, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

  8. All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!

    Comment by Anna Marie — February 3, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

  9. I’ve never been much for Fair Isle (too many colorful stripes in all the wrong places), but a Bohus yoke….now there’s a thing of beauty.

    Comment by Ursula — February 3, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

  10. ooohhhh, that is just gorgeous!

    Comment by Deirdre — February 3, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

  11. Superb! Gorgeous! Wow! 😀

    Comment by Margaret — February 3, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

  12. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Taking my breath away.
    This is truly an heirloom sweater.

    Comment by Jennygirl — February 3, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

  13. Absolutely amazing! It looks like a cozy masterpiece.

    Comment by Christina — February 3, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  14. Gorgeous! I have yet to finish the small wristlets pattern from the ASI workshop. I have my eye on the Wild Apple kit.

    Comment by Jane — February 3, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

  15. I have nominated your blog for the Kreative Blogger award. Please go to my blog to see.

    Comment by Dianna — February 3, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  16. Your sweater is simply stunning!

    Comment by Evie — February 4, 2009 @ 11:17 am

  17. Beautiful!!!
    Greetings from Austria.


    Comment by Elke — February 4, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

  18. The Large Lace Collar is looking absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with the neckline and sleeve hems. Truly beautiful.

    Comment by Felicia — February 5, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

  19. Please bring the sweater to the Yarnover if you are coming to town. I MUST see this up close and personal. It looks so elegant.

    Comment by Rosanne — February 6, 2009 @ 1:37 am

  20. Wow! It’s incredibly beautiful.

    Comment by rudee — February 6, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  21. Sally,
    Actually, Bohus is my least favorite sweater style. But after seeing the photo of your Bohus in progress, I’m starting to reconsider my point of view. Maybe I’ve just seen far too many truly ugly patterns and color combinations. Yours is so beautiful it’s almost magical. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us. Please post a picture of the finished project. (Pretty please.)
    Thanks, Lani

    Comment by Lani — February 7, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

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