For this Lockdown Flashback, let’s look at a post written way back in May of 2013: Venetian Audrey modelled. I had knitted a beautiful pullover for Emma while she was away at her first year of university, but although I had posted about the knitting process quite a bit, I was unable to get any modelled photos of the finished pullover until she came home for the summer. The sweater pattern is called Audrey and was designed by Kim Hargreaves. I’ve actually knit Audrey twice; the first time for me, followed a few years later by this version for Emma.
I am especially proud of this knit. I had to do extensive re-writing of the pattern to get it to fit her (and to convert it to the round). I was very concerned about getting the fit exactly right, and as it was knit entirely in rib and Emma was not around to try it on, it was not an easy task. It took endless measurements, lots of patience, some ripping and re-knitting, and a fair bit of math. I think it was worth it: don’t you?
Keep well everyone!
Yes, definitely worth it! this is absolutely beautiful and your daughter has something unique, made by you just for her. I’ve yet to knit something for my daughter and I hope to do it soon. She’s so busy with her family and job (even during this coronavirus time) that it’s been a low priority to look at some patterns together. She’d love it, though, and I’m gathering a few I think she’d like so it’s easier to pick.
Hi Shirley. My daughters are very picky about patterns and yarn, so I always let them help me pick these. But they love wearing something that I’ve knit for them. Have fun choosing something with her!
It is beautiful and was worth the effort you put in. Anyone doing that much rib needs a medal 🏅 never mind all the tweaking you had to do. 🏆
Ha ha! It certainly was a lot of rib. And to think I knit it twice!
Yes, it definitely was worth the effort, the result is stunning and fits perfectly.
Thanks, Agnes. It must be very difficult in France right now. I wish you the best in trying times. Stay safe!
It was worth it – beautiful and a great fit!
czy można kupić wzór na ten sweter?
The pattern can be found in Rowan 35, or in the Kim Hargreaves book Vintage Designs to Knit, published in 2011 by Trafalgar Square Books.
It has also been published in German: Vintage stricken, Die besten Strickideen im Retrolook by Kim Hargreaves. Hardcover published in February 2012,
Christian Verlag GmbH. You can find this book on Amazon.de.
You can check out the Ravelry entry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/audrey
I hope this helps! Best, Kelly