Estelle as therapy

July 04, 2010



Here is the Estelle Pullover, size XS, knit with 7.5 skeins Rowan Handknit Cotton, in Turkish Plum, a dark navy. The only mods was to make quite a few more waist decreases and add inches in length. Also, my gauge was 20 per 4 in. instead of 17, so that also brought it in quite a bit and gave it an inch of negative ease. I love this, and have some white cotton worsted that might be made into an Estelle Cardigan. This goes fast and is a well written pattern available as a download. You receive both cardigan and pullover versions. I love the yoke and don't think my pictures give it justice.

After taking a few weeks off to heal my injured right hand, my physical therapist actually recommended I get back to knitting for hand therapy. I was stunned. Knitting as therapy? Perfect! Just my style, and the knitting does actually help to make my hand feel less stiff! Luckily, Estelle was over half finished before my surgery.

Next project will be Arielle in Rowan 4 Ply Cotton. Sexy Knitters on Ravelry are having a Kim Hargreaves knit-a-long and I will join in.

So excuse me, must get back to my hand therapy ;)

You Might Also Like

3 Comments

  1. Wow, it's gorgeous!!! I love the yoke.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful! I didn't know you had injured your hand. What happened?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, you knit that while injured?? Gorgeous! I seriously need to work on my fitness in order to wear sweaters as beautifully as you do. And I love the idea of knitting as therapy - as if I needed any more reasons to love it so!
    Blessings!
    Lisa in North Hollywood

    ReplyDelete

You make my day when you make a comment!

Labels

afghan Alana Dakos ally pally ambassador Amy Herzog Ankestrick Arte Italica baby Baby Cocktails bakelite baking Best Friday of the Month Big Sur blue transferware book review books boutique brook cables California candy child children Christmas Christmas knitting collections cookie cutters cookies cooking craft Crafts crochet cross-stitch day trip decluttering decorating designer spotlight discount diy dog dolls Easter eau de vie Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Zimmerman embroidery entertaining Facebook fall fall garden family featured fit flower arranging flowers free pattern Friday night party group friends funny Fur garden gardening Giants Gifted Hostess give-away giveaway gluten free gourmet group Halloween herbs holiday home how to set up a party group jewelry Kaffe Fassett KAL Kim Hargreaves Knit Picks knitting laundry Le Jacquard Francais Little French Knits Los Altos lunch Making Things Marie Wallin Martin Storey menu minimalism money talk mosaic movies my house my patterns my town nails needlepoint needles Octoberfest ollalie organizing original design outdoor seating owl party prep pear pomegranates poncho preview quilting recipe recycling redwork review roses Rowan San Francisco Sarah Hatton sewing shopping shower social media softie spring spring garden stash Stitches West summer summer knitting Sunday Morning Swans Island table setting test test knit Thanksgiving Three Irish Girls TNNA tomatoes top 10 list toys travel tutorial twinning ufo Uncommon Threads vacation Valentine videos wedding winter garden wip Woolfolk yarn Ysolda