Waifs down a mossy path: Dries Van Noten’s clothes for next spring.

My New Best Friend

whitbyfinis
Dear Ann,
Well, I did finish the seaming on Saturday. Very pleased with Whitby, and myself. It still needs a few finishing finesses, but it’s all in one piece, it’s wearable, and it fits. Expect to see it around town. A lot.
Meanwhile, I will fill the void with more knitting on this whopper wrapper from Wearwithall. It is getting too big for the subway. Which means I’ll soon be casting on my next whopper wrapper.
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Thanks for holding my hand while I sewed up Whitby. Happy Monday, everybody!
Love,
Kay

32 Comments

32 Comments

  1. It’s just beautiful!

  2. the Whitby is beautiful
    and of course my comment yesterday about it making you look teeny (which you appear to be anyway) was because in my speed to comment I didn’t realize the sides were not sewn!!!
    It looks awesome and the colour is just so beautifully blue, pleas post another pic of you wearing it…
    I don’t think I could knit something so beautiful
    D

  3. Donna, I think there is a door prize for calling me tiny!

  4. Donna, I think there is a door prize for calling me tiny!

  5. It’s beautiful! You are such an accomplished knitter – I’m envious. Congrats on powering through all the seaming.

  6. you look pretty tiny to me!

  7. you look pretty tiny to me!
    and one awesome knitter!

  8. a finished object! for yourself! that fits!
    life is good…
    awesome sweater

  9. Well your cabled sweater certainly turned out gorgeous!

  10. So pretty!

  11. Can we please see it with seams sewn and lady wearing it? Just to see how glamourous a gansey can be?

  12. It’s gorgeous.

  13. Wow – Whitby is beautiful. Congratulations!
    minm

  14. It’s gorgeous, Kay!

  15. It’s gorgeous, Kay!

  16. Is there an echo in these comments? Or are we st-stuttering? :-)

  17. Cables and cotton?! I am more impressed than usual with your handiwork. Been meaning to knit my own Whopper Wrapper after seeing the book. You may finally goad me into it, alas, no subway nearby to justify another massive project, but who’s counting?

  18. That is truly stunning!

  19. Fabulous Whitby! I just finished a Whopper Wrapper myself and am now schlepping a sock on the subway. But now that I am unemployed due to government shutdown, maybe I should start another Whopper Wrapper for my at-home furlough knitting!

  20. Your Whitby is inspiring and beautiful.

  21. Your Whitby might be the most enviably cocoony thing ever to appear on this blog. I am seriously having the most vicariously cozy feeling looking at it. It’s WONDERFUL.

  22. WOW!!! Your Whitby is utterly fabulous! I am very jealous :-) particularly liking the longer back…..

  23. Hey, I called you “adorable” earlier! Can I have second prize, or is being called adorable old hat for you? : )

  24. Most impressive, and I appreciate all of the careful assembly sewing that went into this. Now, I would like to hear about the Alabama Channin workshop! A post with pictures, please? Have your needle-prickled fingers recovered yet?

  25. Yay! What an impressive knit — and you look GREAT in it. Have fun wearing it!

  26. Awesome!

  27. Love the cable work on your new best friend!

  28. I adore the sculpted look that is created by the indigo color of the yarn and your beautiful cables. Sort of breath taking, you know?
    Knit on!
    LoveDiane

  29. Love the Whitby. I wish I had the grit to knit a sweater like that,I’d wear the heck out of it and enjoy every fading cable cross over time…and that femalebirdplummage stole cannot go uncommented: Love. (but you already knew that) xox

  30. I just read where at Lion Brand Yarn studio, they are offering free beginners classes for furloughed government workers. So far, I have also heard that there is a Virginia yarn shop doing this as well.

  31. I just read where at Lion Brand Yarn studio, they are offering free beginners classes for furloughed government workers. So far, I have also heard that there is a Virginia yarn shop doing this as well.

  32. Absolutely beautiful! And the model looks fabulous as well.