St. James

May 28, 2010

Some say knitting stockinette in the round is mind-numbing. To me it's bliss! I let my brain wander and before I knew it, I looked down, and my fingers had made a garment. It's that easy.

Dressed up or down, this is a wardrobe basic. I will most likely make another, but then I say that about a lot of things I make. However, St. James has many attributes and will no doubt pull me in again, plus it's top-down and FREE!

Size xs with 6 skeins Rowan All Seasons Cotton in brown, shade 212. If you haven't used this fine yarn yet, you are in for a treat. Not only does it knit up nicely, it also washes well and is truly an all seasons staple. The only modification was a small one; I always add inches in length to accommodate for my long waist.

2010 adult sweater #6.

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  1. Hi Kristen! Love your latest creation. Just back from our daughters graduation from Wake Forest, and looking forward to a great summer. Wishing you and your family the same. Chris

  2. I'm about to sit down to a whole sleeve of stockinette (and what not to wear...) Love the St James shell, and as usual, you've made it perfectly to suit you!

    not Maya, Thea :) she's been on the computer.

  3. This is great! It really would go with anything and you could dress it up, like you have it, or wear it with jeans and it still would look great. FREE~best of all! I too, love stockinette! I even love purl, unlike a lot of folks. Can't wait to see what you knit next.~Jan

  4. This looks like a great item to have in one's wardrobe. Did you make the 30 or the 34? Seems like the kind of thing you'd want to have tighter, but I'm not always sure about the sizing so it helps to see what others have done. Lovely color and it looks great on you!

  5. Hi Julie

    I have a 32-33" bust and made the 30" for some negative ease.

  6. I don't think my fingers could make a garment...

  7. Hi Kristen,
    It's lovely and looks great on you!
    I always admire your choice of pattern and color. :)

  8. What a lovely sweater! Stockinette is bliss. Thanks for the comment on my baby knit set. Yes, it was used and loved all winter long!

  9. Catching up's lovely in the chocolate


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