relief sweater

What’s this? Another finished object? Mais oui!
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This is sweater #17 from Rebecca #22, the Sweater with Relief Pattern, which I call the Oh What a Relief sweater. I think it makes me look like a snake, since it shows all bulges, but Peter said, “You don’t look like a snake; you look more like a squirrel.” Um, I’m not really sure what he means by that, but okay. Anyway, this was the cheapest sweater in the world to make. I used TLC Cotton Plus, an acrylic/cotton blend that is really quite nice. I used 3.5 balls, which means this sweater cost less than $10 in materials!!!
I won’t be blogging for the next few days as I’m headed up to San Francisco to see a few friends. I am looking forward to hanging out with cancer-fighting Megan. I get to accompany her to her first radiation treatment, which will be interesting as long as they don’t zap me accidentally. Photos and a full report to follow!

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37 Responses to relief sweater

  1. Amy in BC says:

    WHAT bulges?!?! You look so teeny tiny! Great sweater!

  2. Erica says:

    So cute!! And you’re wearing it with your Partridge Family skirt. Soooooooo cute!

  3. Elaine says:

    I think it look beautiful on you. Nice work.

  4. Brit says:

    That’s really cute indeed. I can’t even fathom making that, and you seem like a really productive person lol. Very awesome. Fun blog to read too. Some knitting blogs are t3h blah but yours actually kept me reading 😉

  5. Eva says:

    That sweater looks fabulous. You look great in it 🙂

  6. Kerstin says:

    There is no battle of the bulge going on with you, girly girl. (Or is that “squirrely” girl? Gotta love that Peter of yours.) This sweater is gorgeous and you look purrfect in it!

  7. froggy says:

    Wow, it looks great! Love that pattern. Well done!!

  8. monica says:

    It looks great on you! And you don’t have any bulges. I don’t know how you eat all that chocolate and you don’t have bulges! 🙂

  9. Em/Michelle says:

    I echo, “what bulges?” What I see is a runner’s body in an absolutely gorgeous sweater. And skirt. Well done, Mariko!

  10. claudia says:

    What about this sweater gives you pause? I mean, we can all say, gee Mariko…looks great. But there is obviously something bugging you.
    The style of the sweater flatters you, IMHO. The busy patterning up top looks good on girls like us who are boobally challenged. The ribbing part shows off your slimness. Honestly, I would wear this.

  11. michelle says:

    Perhaps he meant that you look like a snake eating a squirrel. I, on the other hand, think you look fabulous. Well done!

  12. Rachael says:

    You look GORGEOUS, gal! Very impressed indeed. Have fun up here…. the weather’s been cooperating and the gorgeous sunset last night boded well for your trip.

  13. Theresa says:

    Great color choice and great fit. That sweater looks awesome.
    Have a good trip to San Francisco. I wish I could go back sometime soon. I could spend many afternoons swatching in ArtFibers!

  14. carolyn says:

    yea! it turned out great, i love it!!! 🙂
    have fun w/ megan!

  15. MJ says:

    Your bulges must be microscopic because I can’t see them! It looks great; love the color; love that it’s less than $10!!!

  16. Cindy says:

    You have been doing a WONDERFUL job picking patterns that are great for you! Quit doubting!
    Loving your cost reduction!

  17. Meg says:

    That is one gorgeous sweater! Fits you beautifully & it’s very becoming to you. “Bulges”?? Looks to me like you’ve got a very toned torso. You’re svelte, baby!
    Squirrel – I think he meant that you look cute. Possibly also a little silly to be deprecating yourself so.

  18. Jocelyn says:

    no bulges that i can see, looks great!! I really love that bird skirt ! Tell megan she rocks and give her a huge hug for me she is in my prayers!
    love ya

  19. Terri says:

    What a cool summer top, you reptilian wonder, you! 😉

  20. Emma says:

    bulges ! Yeah,right ! You obviously have never seem an honest to goodness bulge – my speciality.
    You look totally,fantastically fab !’s a great colour on you,great fit and shows off your slim,toned body.You need a more honest,and therefore flattering,mirror or view of yourself.
    Great summer top !

  21. Rose says:

    Bulges?!? I see no stinkin’ bulges!! You look fab dahlink! 😉

  22. Sharlene says:

    Its gorgeous! I may have to go back and look at that pattern myself. Bulges hon? Puh-leeze…

  23. maggi says:

    Love love LOVE it, Mariko! Excellent knitting. I see no squirrel, but I do see your KitcheAid thru the window!

  24. carrie m says:

    you are just too prolific! be sure to give megan very best regards from your frequent readers.

  25. Andrea says:

    You are an amazing knitter! Your sweater is beautiful.

  26. Jenn says:

    Look at you with 2 finished projects in a week! You are really working hard! I love this pattern and it looks just as good in your green as it does in Caroline’s orange. Congratulations, lady, on another job well done!

  27. Lynette says:

    In the words of Billy Crystal, “You look mahvelous”. What a great job! I don’t see no stinking bulges 🙂

  28. Silvia says:

    That’s a great sweater! Maybe we should host an “Oh 2B a Mariko Wannabe” along. Bless him, but who let Peter loose upon the impressionable children in PR? Does he teach something involving chemicals and solvents?
    High five to Megan! Now that’s a squirrel!

  29. alison says:

    I really don’t see where he gets “squirrel.” Me, I see “fantastic.” You are speedy! And I love that it was a steal of a deal, too.

  30. Mindy says:

    Yup, I can see the bulges…oh, wait – those are your ribs.
    Gorgeous sweater; perfect fit, too. Nice!

  31. Carrie says:

    Damn, less than $10! That sweater looks fabulous and it’s cheap, that’s my favorite combo. Wonderful job!!
    Sending Megan happy healthy vibes!!

  32. melissa says:

    all that chart hell paid off! you’ve got a beautiful sweater that looks perfect on you.

  33. greta says:

    Sign me up for the mariko wanna be along…this is a Great sweater. Hugs to megan. xoxox

  34. Allison says:

    Beautiful sweater!!!
    And best of luck to Megan!!!!

  35. sharlyn says:

    Honey, you are a knitting queen! Bargain yarn, beautiful sweater and no bulges (don’t care what you think), you did a great job.

  36. Bonne Marie says:

    I was waiting for this one!!! BRAVA!
    I’ve seen Carolyn’s and now yours and went out and scored some TLC – I rather like the stuff – I think it will wear well too…
    DAMN you did a beautiful job!
    A big hug and howdy to Megan – together we STAND…

  37. Gina says:

    You look like neither a squirrel nor a snake. I think you look great in the sweater.

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