queensland collection

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

It's one of those. A sweater that can be worn over and over and over. Doncha' think? I have always wanted to knit something like this but could never find the right combination of yarn and pattern. And since I am a girl that (usually) uses what the pattern calls for, I had a hard time finding that. The moment I saw this sweater and felt leche, I was sold.
This is what I worked on while on my trip. Stockinette pieces with a cable yolk. Just enough simplicity with a little detail to keep it interesting. Not too bulky, great for traveling. If you haven't attempted cables in a sweater before, this may be the project for you. Just a small section, perfect.

Yarn: Queensland Leche Shade #9 brown (but all I see is PLUM!)
Needles: 1 pair US6 and US8
Size: 32"-34" actual 36"
Modifications: none.
This pattern can be made for a little girl, too. You better believe Libby would have had one.

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76 comments

  1. Love it! Looks so comfy. :-)

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  2. This is simply gorgeous. Fits you like a glove and is knit in the perfect colour. Another stunning knitted garment by you!!! :)

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  3. I love this sweater!!

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  4. Beautiful color & sweater.

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  5. I love the color and the cables. It's simple but the cables make it just interesting enough. Beautiful work!

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  6. Gorgeous, as always. Geezers do I wish I could just whip things up like you seem to! My needles have been in the closet for nearly a year, and still have a scarf I was working on last Christmas attached! You're an inspiration :)

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  7. oh yes it's a very nice cardigan.

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  8. It is pretty perfect. And you look fabulous in it! :)

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  9. Looks great - and who would call that gorgeous plum "brown"??? Must be color-blind!

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  10. Oh, I'd definitely live in that one! Gorgeous!

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  11. That's very cute! Must make one now! (Surprise, surprise...)

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  12. You must be the "world's fastest knitter"!! You fly through projects and everythings fits perfectly!! Beautiful sweater!!!

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  13. I don't know how you always seem to find the best projects. What a beautiful FO.

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  14. perfect for you! I bought yarn for Astor yesterday. After seeing yours and Sarah had hers on the other day, I was sold. Hope all is well Leslie!

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  15. And another perfect sweater. How do you do it? Love the style and the fit is perfect. I would love to raid your closet.

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  16. Very pretty - the perfect layering piece!

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  17. You always make the CUTEST sweaters. I don't know if it is your talent or your taste but I wish I had it!

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  18. Seems that you always pick the perfect sweaters. I'm impressed with your ability to pick patterns and have the end product be perfect! Amazing.

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  19. Great as usual and it fit's you so perfectly. You are the best knitter I know - your projects always work. Love the hat too.

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  20. I love the cables, and what a great colour!

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  21. Beautiful work! I just got some Briar Rose at Rhinebeck that would be perfect for this.

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  22. you and your sweaters. I enjoy them too but envy the fact that you have the yarn to supply them. I moved to Germany from America 3 years ago and left all of my yarn in america...I had boxes upon boxes. I have no idea why I haven't shipped it over...(enough of my life story!)

    I love the plumby colour and the knitting is beautiful. Love it.

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  23. Gorgeous! Plum is one of my favorite colors...it looks really great on you!

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  24. This looks really wonderful on you! Your finished knits are so inspiring to me! :o)

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  25. You make every sweater look so flattering! Great job!

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  26. it's perfect...the color, the style and the fit. wonderful job Leslie!

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  27. i LOVE this, leslie.
    you've really been rockin' the patterns lately.

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  28. Gorgeous! Love it! Off to the LYS to see if I can buy the pattern and yarn. :)

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  29. Anonymous11/03/2010

    What a beautiful sweater, and it looks great on you! Great knitting job too ; )

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  30. Anonymous11/03/2010

    So beautiful!!!!! Great job ; )

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  31. that is gorgeous, simple yet pretty at the same time- nice work!
    (great color choice as well)

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  32. Beautiful sweater and looks good on you. Pattern is tempting me.

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  33. Definently one I will be doing!

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  34. Ooohh, love Leche! Love the sweater too and the color!

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  35. TOTALLY Cute!!! Love it. Another fab knit. You are so fast!

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  36. Yep, that's a really lovely, plum sweater! I bet you get lots and lots of wear out of this one. What a versatile pattern!!

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  37. That is definitely the style I want in my sweaters. I have yarn for something similar (shapewise only) which I am hoping to find time to make after the holidays!

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  38. It looks great! Nice job.

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  39. Beautiful sweater, beautiful color, beautiful fit -- good job!

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  40. I can't say LOVE IT loud enough. You've made yourself one amazing sweater collection, leslie. Thanks for sharing it with us!! You're one amazing woman that I'm so thankful to call a friend.
    xoxo

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  41. Love it!!! I'm still trying to get the heron started......yikes!!! I better get busy...I want this one too!

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  42. LOVE it! Love how everything you knit - no matter what style it happens to be - always feels like it's 'your' style when you wear it! You wear it well lady!

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  43. You amaze me with how quickly you just whip sweaters up. It is awesome on you.

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  44. Oh, that's so cute! The color's really pretty, too -- kind of an unusual shade.

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  45. fantastic as always!!!
    i see plum, too.

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  46. I love this book so much. It's one of my favorites in the shop. It looks fab on you!

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  47. Beautiful! Love the color!

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  48. This is beautiful and fits so well!

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  49. Another pattern to add to my Ravelry queue! Love it!

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  50. Just another one of your stunning knits! Great pattern and lovely color.

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  51. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the style and the perfect color!

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  52. Love plum and the sweater it gives me ideas

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  53. Oh Leslie, I always want to knit the things you make. It's perfect.

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  54. Oh, good golly! You certainly make it work, don't you. It's lovely. And so are you to think of Libby.

    BTW, I see the plum in that brown.

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  55. Total. Gorgeousness.

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  56. Lovely sweater, I love the color

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