FO Friday: Kirigami

I’ve finished the Kirigami sweater! I used just over 2 skeins each of Cascade 220 in light brown and mustard yellow. (I love their mustard yellow colourway and can imagine myself knitting many sweaters with it!)

My bestest knitting friend, and my maid of honour come August, knit one as well. Since we now live in separate provinces (she in B.C., me in Ontario), we came up with a project called “k2tog” where we knit the same items at the same time so that we can at least feel that we’re knitting together, as I miss our knit nights together very much! Her kirigami is lovely.

That’s my puppy photobombing the pictures. She was just spayed a week ago and is recovering marvelously. She is thrilled to no longer be wearing her cone.

Here’s a closer look at the wool and buttons. I’m afraid the buttons are too small, so if the buttons pop often I will have to replace them. So far they’ve been okay.

This sweater construction is the most interesting I’ve worked with so far. It’s knit in a flat rectangle, then stitches are placed aside for your sleeves. You pick up all the stitches on the side of the rectangle, and that becomes your body. I love the stripes too, made more subtle by being one-row stripes (made only possible in knitting flat by working on a circular needle and pushing your stitches back to the beginning to work your next colour before turning).

Picking up the stitches was difficult for the body. Mine doesn’t look nearly as smooth as the sample in the pattern photo. I should have slipped those stitches so they’d be easier to see and count.

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9 responses to “FO Friday: Kirigami

  1. What a lovely sweater. I like how the difference in horizontal to vertical layout make the fabric appear different colors.

  2. Lovely sweaters – yours and your friend’s! Hopefully your buttons work out :)

  3. OH! It is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose, and the buttons are sooo cute. I also really like the k2tog idea (her sweater is also lovely) and think it’s great that you guys have found a way to share your knitting despite distance.
    I really am glad I found your project; this sweater might have to go into my queue. ^_^

  4. Great color, and I love the button placket, it’s really interesting.

  5. That is a great jumper. I love the idea but well done picking up all of those stitches-wow!! I love your k2tog idea too. Fab!

  6. It’s awesome! Congrats!

  7. The sweater looks gorgeous, I love the way the buttons are somewhat hidden. Lovely projects and it looks great on you

  8. I love the idea of the k2tog projects with a friend. The sweater is stunning! Great job.

  9. Fabulous job. Nice color combo, also.

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