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Gesture Sweater FO + Yarn Giveaway.

FO – Gesture Sweater

Detailed post with the list of techniques used can be found here – Gesture Sweater. FO Details.

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

Happy Wednesday! This weekend we went for a long walk in one of my favorite neighborhoods and took way too many photos of the recently finished alpaca sweater. What can I say… This is one of the softest sweaters I have ever had. Thunderstorm season is fully on, mornings are foggy and rainy, so the first thing I do in the early dawn hours is to put the sweater on and drink a big cup of tea… So, so cozy!

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

I was a little bit worried about how it would react to blocking, but the sweater hold its shape and didn’t grew much, so the length is just perfect. Side seams also help to hold shape. Mattress stitch was so easy to work with this yarn – it is very smooth and silky and creates perfectly even practically invisible seam.

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

I think I know what I’ll wear for my 40-hour trip to my family. I always get cold on the planes and their acrylic/polyester blankets don’t help at all ๐Ÿ™‚ Gesture sweater is like a cocoon to wrap yourself in!

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

Did I mention how much I love those sleeves?! I added a couple of extra cm to them and the degree of coziness jumped up ๐Ÿ™‚ I will always choose way too long sleeves over classic ones!

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

The central cable panel is mirrored on the sleeves and creates a very dramatic effect. It was also a great point of interest while knitting – keeps your mind engaged!

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

As you can see neckline is slightly wider than the original version. It was very easy to modify – just a couple of extra stitches each side of a neckline.

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! I am so happy I chose this kit, I know I will wear this sweater forever!!

We Are Knitters. Gesture Sweater.

Ok, I should stop bombarding you with sweater photos and get to business! It is GIVEAWAY time!!

I know knitters have a soft spot for fall and all the cozy things that go along with it. I know you are already dreaming of sitting on your sofa, drinking hot cocoa ย and knitting away while leaves change their color… What about an extra cozy chunky easy to knit blanket to accompany you?!

We Are Knitters are offering you a chance to win one of their most popular kits – Udon Blanket. The kit contains 5 balls (200 gr each) of 100% Peruvian wool yarn; wooden knitting needles, the pattern, sewing needles and your very own label! The difficulty level is EASY, perfect even for absolute beginners. The stitch is basic and super easy to knit. It will be a great mindless relaxing zen knitting project and at the end you will get a great piece of knit decoration for your house! The winner will be able to choose her/his own color -Brown, Honey, Pink, Fuchsia, Red Klein, Blue Turquoise, Deep Turquoise, Beige, Bubblegum,ย Salmon…ย So are you in?!

We Are Knitters Udon Blanket Kit

To enter the giveaway follow this linkย – WAK Newsletter. By the way I am signed up to the company’s newsletter for a long time now and they send only helpful information – the discount codes/blog tutorials/new items in the store.

The giveaway isย closed! The winner is Ruth Shields. Congratulations!

P.S. The kit was sent to me by We Are Knitters for a review. All the opinions and thoughts expressed are entirely my own.


By | 2016-07-27T22:53:53+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting|58 Comments


  1. Melissa July 13, 2016 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Gorgeous sweater!! I LOVE the cables up and down the sleeves–the picture of you with your arms up in front to display the cables is amazingly eye-catching. And I agree about the sleeve length. Excellent knit!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Melissa! It was such a joy to work on and to wear, of course!

  2. isaida July 13, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    I LOVE this sweater!! The cables are gorgeous.

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Thank you, Isaida! Yes, the cables are just mesmerizing!

  3. Sydney July 13, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    something about cables that instantly up the coziness factor. beautiful work, as always x

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, Sydney! I know – cables + baby alpaca = extra coziness!

  4. AsKatKnits July 13, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Alina, that sweater is spectacular!! I love it and the sleeves are perfect!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Sleeves are my favorite detail!

  5. Zeta July 13, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Spectacular! The cables are definitely eye catching, jaw dropping, so memorable!
    Another great addition to your wardrobe with extra coziness and squishy alpaca to hug you dearly!
    Well done!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Zeta! I do feel “hugged” in this sweater ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Monica July 13, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    The sweater looks stunning!! And the give-away? Amazing!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Monica! Good luck in the giveaway!!

  7. Becki July 13, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    The sweater is beautiful, Alina. Such rich detail! And the photos are wonderful, as always.

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Becki!!

  8. Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    So pretty! And WHY are airplanes so incredibly COLD?!?!? Wear it, for sure! I hope you get oodles of knitting done on the long flight!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Andrea! I know! I freeze to death on them! Oh, I don’t knit during long trips, I prefer reading and sleeping ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Tahnee July 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Stunning FO pics! I can totally see why you are so in love with this sweater, it’s the embodiment of cozy <3

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Tahnee!!! It is so so cozy! I don’t like cold weather, but this sweater makes me love cool early mornings!

  10. Caffeine Girl July 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    All I can say is, “Wow!” That sweater is just beautiful, as in an heirloom. It looks very hard, almost like an Aran sweater. I can believe that it is warm and cozy. And it fits you perfectly! It looks just beautiful on you. As my grandmother would say: Wear it in good health!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! It was very easy and relaxing to knit! But I am working with cables a lot, so maybe it’s just me ๐Ÿ™‚ Fair isle seems so much more complicated to me!

  11. pat July 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    The sweater is a beauty. I really want to make it now. It’s the perfect thing for a 40 hour long trip.

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Pat! I think it will fit you soo beautifully!!

  12. Karen July 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Love the sweater it looks so comfy!! I love the way it drapes and fits you – beautiful!

    • Alina July 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Karen! Alpaca has an amazing drape!

  13. CathieJ July 13, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    That sweater is a beauty. I love how you enlarged the neckline. I love the look of a wide(boat) neck sweater. I think the pattern may be past my skill at the moment but you never know.

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Wide necklines suit everybody! If you knitted at least one sweater, you will be able to handle it. The shaping in the body is pretty much non-existent, except for the neckline.

  14. Annie July 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I’ve lost track of how many times something you created has made my jaw drop in awe. This sweater…once again…dead gorgeous, Alina!

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, Annie! Most of the credit goes to the designer – a wonderful pattern!

  15. Lindsay July 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    So pretty! I love the dropped sleeves and all those gorgeous cables! I’m glad you enjoyed the We Are Knitters kit! I follow the company on Instagram and have been thinking about ordering a sweater kit myself.

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Lindsay! I’ve been following WAK for over a year now and they are really inspiring!

  16. Michelle July 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Oh, Alina, it’s gorgeous on you! Those sleeves will haunt my thoughts!

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear friend!! I know, sleeves are crazy textured – love it!

  17. caroline July 14, 2016 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Beautiful jumper! Love all those cushy cables

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Caroline! “Cushy” is the best word to describe them!

  18. Ali July 14, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

    As a new knitter, I am in awe of that sweater! Stunning work!
    Visiting from Yarn Along

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ali! Sweaters are very addicting to knit! I am sure you will get to them soon!

  19. Angela July 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Lovely sweater! I love the neckline and the long sleeves! Beautiful!

  20. Christine July 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful sweater and you look wonderful in it.

    • Alina July 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Christine! I love wearing it!

  21. Karisma July 15, 2016 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Your sweater rambling made me smile and smile and smile some more. Gorgeous pictures! Lovely sweater. But most grateful for the smiles. THank you lovely. Mwah xoxo blessings to you and yours xoxo

    • Alina July 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, Karisma! I am so happy I was able to bring a smile on your face ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. kaydeerouge July 15, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Gorgeous sweater – I like to think of you cuddling up in it first thing in the morning for your first cup of tea! – and definitely a must for that long plane flight – airplane temperatures are horrible and chilly ๐Ÿ™‚ Fascinating the small things we knitters individually do differently – I don’t like sleeves too long at all, and always shorten the arm length! Lastly, thank you for the opportunity to participate in the WAK giveaway – their yarn looks so scrummy that I am almost drooling (oh dear!)

    • Alina July 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear friend! That’s why I love modifications so much – always fun to experiment and adapt a piece according to your preferences!

  23. sustainablemum July 15, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

    It is every bit as wonderful as I thought it would be! A masterpiece ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. sarah w. July 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, that cable work is to die for. I love how you mirrored the central cable onto the sleeves. It’s a brilliant design element and really “makes” the sweater. Also, I couldn’t agree with you more about the sleeve length. Something about longer sleeves just makes me feel so cozy. Well done.

    • Alina July 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sarah! I can’t take any credit for a design – it’s We Are Knitters’ design team responsible for this stunning piece ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Violet July 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Your sweater is gorgeous! I love the beautiful cable throughout and also the colour of the yarn. It looks like it would be great for our too long winters up here in the North! You have beautiful patterns.

    • Alina July 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Violet! The sweater is definitely perfect for any cold weather! But I also love wearing it in mild temperatures – alpaca isn’t itchy at all and feels great against bare skin!

  26. Julie July 17, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    oh wow, that sweater is sooo stunning!! I love the cables, like a double antler cable! It looks so wonderful on you!

  27. Noreen July 18, 2016 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I adore those cables, I haven’t been brave enough to attempt cables yet

    • Alina July 18, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Thank you, Noreen! Cables are so much easier to knit than they seem to! You should give it a try – you will be addicted in to time ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. autumngeisha July 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    It’s beautiful! Looks so warm & cozy. Love all of the stunning photos too!

    • Alina July 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! It is incredibly warm and cozy!

  29. Ruth Shields July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I was just notified I am the lucky winner of the UDON BLANKET kit! I am so grateful !!! To you for the offering… and to WAK for providing the kit.

    Hope you are are enjoying your family! Hold them close!


    • Alina July 27, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Big big hooray!!!! Congratulations, Ruth! Enjoy!! Their kits are so fun to work with! Thank you for your kind wishes!

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