Louisa in Red

Finished Louisa by Cocoknits

There is nothing more fun for me than diving into a new project, and nothing more irksome than projects that drag on and on…and on. This sweater has been one of those irksome projects that I couldn’t seem to finish. Finally, I tore everything out, reknit the swatch to check my gauge, then re-casted on and forced myself to push forward.

I am not even sure why I had such a hard time with this project. I loved the yarn, loved the pattern and am now very happy with the results. I KNEW this pattern would look awesome in red, and I was right. I’ve already worn it to church, to a party, doing my everyday routine…

knit sweater
Standing view with assymetrical hem

I originally had problems with getting it started. The hem is assymetrical, and so each side requires a drawn-out series of short rows. I chose the pattern because I liked the hem, but the knitting of it proved to be less fun than expected. The construction with the neckline and sleeves is also interesting…to say the least.

finished knit
I was right it looks good in red – if I do say so myself! 🙂

But sometimes a knitter’s got to do what a knitter’s got to do. I ended up not entirely following the pattern toward the end because it wasn’t making sense. After making it so far, I wasn’t about to give up when the finish line was in sight. I finished the way that best made sense to me, and I am very happy to finally be wearing it instead of trying not to send it dirty looks while it was taking up space on my coffee table. Red lipstick optional.



5 thoughts on “Louisa in Red

  1. PaperPuff

    The lipstick looks good though! I really like this sweater. The scoop neck is really great, as is the asymmetrical shape at the side. The colour really suits!


  2. That is a beautiful sweater! I also love the lipstick :). Good choice.
    I have never tried to knit something for me to wear. I think I am just a little spooked to give it a try. I am afraid I would start it and yes….it would lay on the table with me giving it dirty looks. LOL

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