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March 4, 2008

From Sally — More Joy of Silks

Filed under: Japanese Ironwork — surly @ 2:41 pm

This is just a brief post to show the progress on my “Japanese” pullover. I have finished the front and just started the back. (I normally knit the back first but I screwed up in my pattern translation and realized I had started the front. There’s a different stitch count so I didn’t want to muck around too much.)

Here’s Lucy modeling what I’ve done:

Here are two close ups of the actual pattern. I love the stitch in the middle of the lozenges and it’s quite fun to do. (The color in the second photo is a bit pink for some reason. I think the other photo is truer.)


  1. How gorgeous!!! Your choice of yarns couldn’t have been better; even the picture looks soft to the touch! You are such an inspiration!

    Comment by Lisa — March 4, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  2. It’s beautiful. I cannot wait to see the finished product.

    Comment by Tiny Tyrant — March 4, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

  3. oooohh! Purdy!! It has an angelic glow about it… Kinda like a bohus! Beautious!

    Comment by Michelle — March 4, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

  4. I only have one word: gorgeous! You knit garments with such speed that surely you must knit 24 hours a day without sleeping or eating! (Or, do the “knitting elves” take over at night while you’re sleeping? I’m envious.

    Mary G. in Texas

    Comment by Katie's Granny — March 4, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

  5. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this! It is stunning!

    Comment by Jody — March 4, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  6. It’s beautiful! It looks so soft!

    Comment by Sue — March 4, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

  7. It’s just stunning — can’t wait to see the rest!

    Comment by Maggie — March 4, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  8. From Susan — I love it! It is really turning out and I think the plan for the neckline is going to be perfect.

    Comment by lv2knit — March 4, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

  9. Goodness! If you were any more talented I swear it would be a sin! Just lovely!!! 🙂

    Comment by Jenny — March 4, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

  10. How totally divine — I have a few Japanese knitting books and one day I hope to dive into them – I hope I’m as successful as you in “translating” them.

    Comment by Anne — March 4, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

  11. Terribly, terribly pretty.

    Comment by oldround — March 4, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

  12. That is just ridiculously gorgeous. Expert knitter – wow, I aspire!

    Comment by kendyl — March 5, 2008 @ 12:33 am

  13. VERY pretty. Love the ratio of stitches to pattern… not too fine, not too chunky!

    Comment by PainterWoman — March 5, 2008 @ 4:47 am

  14. Absolutely beautiful. I love the “bloom” that the KSH gives to the fabric. Any chance that you might share the stitch pattern, now that you have translated it? I love the way it looks close up.

    Comment by Astrid — March 5, 2008 @ 8:25 am

  15. Just amazing!! I agree that the photo even looks soft, I wanted to stroke my monitor!!

    Comment by Lee — March 5, 2008 @ 9:43 am

  16. Totally yummy!

    Comment by anmiryam — March 5, 2008 @ 9:46 am

  17. That looks amazing! And the halo turns out so beautifully in the photo too.

    Comment by ann — March 5, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  18. So simple (seemingly) yet so lovely! In which book did you find this stitch? I have a few Japanese stitch dictionaries, but I don’t remember seeing this stitch in any of them.

    Are you using the same stitch for the sleeves? Any ideas on the collar yet? I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    Comment by Nancy — March 5, 2008 @ 11:33 am

  19. This is just gorgeous. Could you give us just a hint as to how to execute that center stitch?

    Comment by Joan in WA — March 5, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  20. Wow! This is incredible! You make the most beautiful things this side of heaven! And I also would be interested in how you do the center stitch…

    Comment by Delores — March 5, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  21. Absolutely exquisite.

    Comment by Rudee — March 5, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

  22. Sally,
    That Japanese sweater is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful
    stitch pattern! And the yarn combo looks deliciously soft. I’m looking forward to seeing the completed sweater.

    Comment by technikat — March 5, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  23. Sally- It’s stunning, simply stunning.

    You clever minx!

    Comment by Lorraine — March 6, 2008 @ 11:00 am

  24. You have taken my breath away! Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. I stand in awe.

    Comment by AllyB — March 10, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

  25. Beautiful!

    Comment by Miss T — March 13, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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