JOURNEY KNIT ALONG || MY ANTRORSE SWEATER

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon
Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon
Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon

Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon
Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon
Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon
Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Very Shannon

Can you tell I love my Antrorse sweater? I'm so happy to have one of my pattern in my own size!

When designing Antrorse it was tricky to make it for someone that was way smaller in body size than I. Throughout the whole process I was dying to make one in my size so I could try it on as I went. The sewer in me wanted to drape, alter and shape and this time I had to trust the math and the stitches. I did end up making one for myself though. And the lazy knitter in me still hasn't blocked it....don't judge...lol. I know it needs it - desperately. But the weather here is so damp and dreary I knew it was going to take forever to dry and I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. So you lucky ducks get pics of me in it pre-blocking :) And those of you who know I made this in October....hangs head in shame...I promise to block it soon.

When Jane and I planned out the JOURNEY KAL we both thought it would be fun for you guys to see us wearing our JOURNEY garments. You can see Jane's over on her blog later today. One of my favorite things now that Antrorse is out in the world is seeing all the beautiful body shapes wearing it and all of them looking gorgeous in it! I love that curvy gals like myself can wear it and that we look just as cute in it as the model in our book! With no waist/hip shaping it still let's us show off our curves but with the 2" of positive ease it doesn't cling to our bits and bobs that we don't want showing (ahem...like my 2 baby post c-section tummy). The funnel neck balances out our boobs and hips while the directional arrow down the center draws your eye upward slimming your frame.

I'm happy in this sweater alright. No tugging, pulling, shifting or feeling like I have to suck in all my air to pose for a pic for a few minutes. This is me. Dancing. Happy. Goofy. Listening to my new fave album  by Noah Gundersen (Ledges is my fave - cannot stop listening to this whole album), wearing my Antrorse exactly how I would on any given day. I love pairing it with my fave tunic of the moment - my Tova (you can read more about it here), a pair of dark grey leggings and my well loved knee high boots. The layers keep me warm and I feel like I'm wearing a short skirt (that flatters my legs) but doesn't reveal anything since I really have pants on :) That little pop of color just makes me smile. And knowing that I handmade both the tunic and the sweater makes me ecstatic! I love those outfit days.

My Antrorse is made from Quince and Co. Osprey in the colorway Honey and it's my fave. I am obsessed with it. It's this gorgeous creamy yellow/green color that is just awesome. I'm currently also making a Swift hat in the same color so I can rock this tone all over! Lol! A gal can't have enough of this color in my opinion. I love it. Same with the yarn :) But then you all know how much I love Quince and Co. The texture from this yarn just makes this graphic loving gals heart swoon :P

I didn't make that many mods for my pullover. I made a size 42 and the only thing I did was make mine a tad longer. I wanted the length a bit longer so it went over my problem area (aka the tummy mentioned above). Since I knew I was going to wear this with leggings more than pants it was the way to go. I hunted and hunted for the right buttons and when I spotted these at our local yarn shop - Knotty By Nature I knew they were destined for my Antrorse! They are real wood and smell glorious! I adore them!

Now it's your turn! We want to see your projects from JOURNEY! 

Get those pics added to our Ravelry group! Post your pics on your blog and share your links here! We can't wait to see all the finished projects next week you guys! There are some truly beautiful things being made!

And remember you can find everything JOURNEY KAL on our homepage here! Thanks for knitting with us!!
Sweater: Antrorse Sweater Pattern by Shannon Cook (me!) from JOURNEY
Yarn for Sweater: Quince and Co. Osprey in colorway Honey
Tunic: Tova Tunic (from Wiksten) sewn by me (read more here).
Leggings: Costco
Boots: Old Navy (2+ years ago)
Music I was listening to: Noah Gundersen (Can't stop listening to the whole album, but Ledges is my fave!)

42 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous Shan, even pre-blocking. Love your dance moves!

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  2. OMG, it's gorgeous! I just completed Swift for the KAL, but now I'm definitely going to start on Antrorse as well!

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  3. You, and the sweater, look great! I have made Spate, am working on Climb and I cast on Antrorse as well!

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  4. That's one cute sweater! You're rockin' it!!

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  5. Fabulous! And I love the colour you chose

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    1. Thanks! Isn't it an awesome color! I love it!

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  6. Shannon, you are too cute rockin' your Antrorse! It looks amazing and I can't wait to knit my own. Thanks for linking to your tunic, that's also been added to my "to create" list. :)

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    1. Thanks Alisa! And the Tova Tunic is such a great sew! I can't wait to see yours!

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  7. Cutest. Post. Ever. I love it all, length, color, and that awesome tunic! I think I'll try wearing a skirt and leggings with mine, now that I've seen how great your tunic looks. And, of course, you're so beautiful in it.

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    1. You should! You would look so beautiful with a skirt on with it! I can see the pics already :) Thx for the kind words luv.

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  8. LOOOOOVE that sweater!!!!!!!!! Everything about it/ swoon. Now I should learn to knit!

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  9. that is the most beautiful sweater i have seen! it looks amazing on you and i want it!! for real you made that? i am in awe!

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    1. Awww, you are cute Christina! Thanks girl! Yep - made it and designed it. I won't lie - I'm proud. It was hard...lol.

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  10. What a gorgeous sweater! I love those buttons!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks so much Marci! I adore the buttons too!

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  11. Gorgeous!! Love the color, the design and the buttons add to the picture.

    Patricia x (pats-ditjes-en-datjes.blogspot.be)

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  12. You are a babe. I love this color yellow. You are awesome. The end. :)

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  13. You are adorable!! Love how you put the outfit together. Knocked it out of the park!

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  14. Best FO photoshoot I've seen in a long time! And I completely agree, best part of releasing a new garment pattern into the wild is seeing it look awesome on gorgeous women of all different shapes and sizes. There is no better feeling than knowing that you're making someone look and FEEL great!

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  15. Looking good! Makes me want to attempt it! I'm a curvy girl and scared of sweaters...so scared

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    1. Don't be scared! It's not as bad as you think :)

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  16. Ah, you look totes adorbs! Love it. Seeing it on you makes me want to make another in a more muted color- not that I don't adore my cherry blossom pink ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks Buffy! I love your pink one!

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  17. Wow, soooo gorgeous! I've mostly knitted kid sized stuff because it's done faster. And making a sweater in my , ahem, curvy size would take so much yarn as well as time, haha. But you may have jut inspired me. :)

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  18. Gorgeous! Is it hard to knit for a long-time knitter who pretty much sticks to basics!? I love it with your Tova too, that pop of colour is beautiful.

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    1. It's actually what I would classify as a Beginner/Intermediate level sweater. What level do you think you are at? Thanks for the kind words!

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  19. Beautiful! Love that colour on you.

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  20. that color makes my heart sing and i so love your tova! i love this sweater, along with the entire journey collection. i wrote a post about my journey projects over on my little blog. i have ordered yarn from knit picks for onward and plan to order some quince and co (my favorite!) for antrorse!
    here is the link to my blog post...http://house-of-holmes.blogspot.com/2014/02/journey-in-progress.html

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  21. oh. my. goodness. this is gorgeous.
    i want one of my own....but don't think my knitting skills are quite that advanced.
    you're beautiful.

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  22. You look so so pretty Shannon! I want to rip that sweater off your body. I'm seriously working my way, getting closer to feeling confident enough to try a sweater! Thank you for your limitless inspiration!

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