Sunday, November 26, 2006

I'm In Love With Starsky

I.Love.This. LOVE.IT!

and..... IT FITS!

My new Starsky was done in time to make the trip to Independence for Thanksgiving.... and I wore it quite a bit! However, we were too busy hanging out, knitting, eating, playing cards, shopping in Bishop, etc, to get a picture of it in action. Kaity and I kept saying "we need to go do a photo shoot" - but never got around to it. So.... you get the at-home, self portrait in the bathroom picture.

Did I mention I love it? I think everyone needs to make one. And, use this yarn. This Cascade EcoWool is my new favorite. It is SO soft.... and it took less than 3 skeins to make the sweater!

Pattern: Starsky, Knitty, Winter '05
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool, Color 8087, less than 3 skeins.
Size: Large - but my gauge was way off, so it ended up blocking out easily to the medium measurements, and luckily fits perfectly.

PS - I ended up knitting the belt myself... Kaity wimped out on me after about 8" and wanted to knit her own projects. Guess I can't blame her. She still gets points for helping me out. Love that kid :o)

39 Comments:

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Robin said...

I love it! You are sooooo talented. When I look at your work, it gives me hope for myself.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger jillian said...

Wow - that is fabulous. It does really fit perfectly and the cut is so fashionable too. You know, I have 2 skeins of Eco Wool and keep finding I need slightly more yardage than this. So, how much less than 3 skeins, may I inquire. Because I would want to make the smallest size. I swatched with DB Merino Chunky but the gauge would have been slightly larger, making the small even bigger! Bummer. BTW - last time I checked Little Knits had a great deal on Eco Wool! And Unwind in Burbank carries it and they ship, too!

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous heather said...

Gosh Lynda, it is soooo so pretty. You did such a wonderful job, and it looks fab on you! It goes really good with your pretty hair too.

Welcome back! Sounds like a busy, but fun weekend. And you managed to still lose pounds after all that eating? (I see your lil' red bug moved up there.)

You are amazing.

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous LC said...

Perfect. You've made my day blogging it!

I'll wait patiently for an Independance report! :)

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love that and it looks beautiful on you. It fits you very well. Wowee! I want one!

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Gorgeous!! I love it! 3 skeins...hmmm, that is not bad.

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Mary-Kay said...

Oh man, that is so great Lynda. You've really inspired me to try that, although you are much more advanced in the knitting department than I am.

Really, it's fab-oo and would be a perfect knit for me here in Colorado.

Well done, indeed!

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

It looks fabulous! And even better, it fits! Gotta love when that happens eh.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

Your version looks so soft & drapey and somehow less bulky than the original. It fits perfectly and the cables on the back are just so pretty. You look real good in this!

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

I agree with Opportunityknits! Very soft and drapey... absolutely lovely! Great yarn choice and excellent job knitting.

I really need to weave those ends in... and knit the belt... oh, and the belt loops... despair.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger shizzknits said...

Gorgeous! Starsky is on my 'to knit' list and I think your FO just bumped it up a few notches. :)

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Noeysmommy said...

I love it too! It looks great on you. I'm really impressed with your knitting skills!

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Ann-Marie said...

ooooh so beautiful!!!
congrats.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger mary said...

That is a fabulous FO, and the fit is perfect! I haven't seen too many finished Starsky's in blogland, so Congrats.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Marion said...

Wow... that's beautiful. And it fits great!
I've been thinking about knitting a sweater-coat and now I think I may have to.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger HibiscuitsGirl said...

It looks great!!! What a great knit!

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

See? You're smaller than you think! And the yarn choice is spectacular. I was just at "that" yarn store today and nearly bought some.

Your Starsky turned out great!

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger Sharon in Ireland said...

Wow, The Starsky looks great and it really fits perfectly.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger miss88keys said...

B-E-A-UTIFUL!! I'm in love with your sweater too! I now have to add this to my must knit list and I'm hoping mine turns out HALF as beautiful as yours. You look so awesome in it!

I also noticed your ladybug is moving again. How in the world did you manage to lose a pound during the holidays?

 
At 2:47 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

Beautiful sweater! And it does fit perfectly. I agree that it looks much less bulky than the original. Now I'm going to have to add it to my Must Knit list!

 
At 3:52 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Beautiful sweater! It fits like a dream. Good job!

 
At 3:53 AM, Blogger Dave said...

It's gorgeous. And I love that colour too. Well done!

 
At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Beth said...

It looks wonderful! What a beautiful sweater.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Wow, it's terrific!!! To be honest, when I saw it in Knitty it didn't really catch my eye. But now that I see yours, I LOVE IT!!!! You did a wonderful job on it. :)

 
At 6:48 AM, Blogger JennyRaye said...

Whoot!!! Starsky is great! I had put off making it because I thought it would be too big and bulky, but yours is perfect! I have some Bartlett fisherman yarn that is itching to be a sweater for me--you may have just pushed Starsky to the top of the list.

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger mamma said...

You look great! Must resist the urge to start a Starsky of my very own. Must finish Dad's sweater first.

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Starsky is gorgeous! I love it and it fits you so well. I have some Eco Wool in the old stash and haven't played with it yet. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed using it!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

Yowsa! It looks ab fab on you!


Amy

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Lorette said...

That is beautiful, indeed. Great job!

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Love the color and the fit. You even knit the belt & belt loops! Nice job. I just printed the pattern & if I can be so bold as to think I could knit it also ... I'll have myself a really nice Starsky. Altho you make a better model than me.

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

Absolutely adorable. I see why you like it. I think it if was mine, I'd never take it off!

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Areli said...

Wow! Looks amazing! And it fits perfectly, I am so glad, all that work, you sure make some amazing sweaters.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

That is stunning, and the fit is perfect, perfect, perfect. You ARE such a real knitter!

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger mrspao said...

How beautiful!

 
At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Sheryl said...

Hey Lynda,

Starsky is fabulous and you look great in it! I feel like I have fallen off the face of the earth. I just had to check out some of my blog friends this morning. Sounds like you all had a great time again this year on Thanksgiving.

I finally have a FO that I'll blog about it later today.

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

Dang Linda! You really know how to wear Starsky! It's incredible, perfectly perfect fit, very flattering...everything a sweater should be! I dig the fairisle hat, too!

 
At 1:52 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Awesome, Lynda! It looks so great on you! Not too many knitters can say that about sweaters. A good fit really is hard to come by.

 
At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so late to comment here now, but hope you'll still read this... Your Starsky is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the yarn you used, and even more as it's ecowool. The colour is great and it fits so well!

I suppose I should make my Starsky then, too. I'd choose some Finnish lambwool since it's easier to get around here...

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG.. how did I miss this? I NEED this sweater. That is GORGEOUS and fits perfectly.

I'm so inspired!

 

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