The Gift Of Knitting – Bamboo Drape Sweater

FO – Bamboo Drape Sweater

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

Happy Sunday! Yesterday I finally had a chance to take photos of the recent FO – Bamboo Drape sweater. I couldn’t imagine taking photos of it anywhere, but here. This spot is one of my favorite in town – a small narrow street with dreamy windows and flowers hugging the walls; I always try to walk through it when in town. So, be ready for a photo overload πŸ™‚ Isn’t this window lovely?!

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

As for the sweater – I am in love! Bamboo will definitely be in my stash on regular basis. I am so happy I experimented and got out of my comfort fiber zone. It feels like an oil flowing against my skin – soft, smooth and sleek.

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

One more detail that is completely unusual for me is the ease. I’ve never had such an oversize sweater and it feels so unusual to wear. It makes it perfect for summer – you basically don’t feel wearing it, it is just flowing around you!

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

I am also very pleased with the color, it is very “me”, I love neutrals, beige and earthly colors, though this country definitely made me love the color more.

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

When I walk in it, I feel like there are wings behind my back – the drape is just amazing and the wind is playing with the fabric. Absolutely in love with this effect, I don’t think I would be able to achieve it with the wool.

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater

I can talk about the knitwear for ages, so I am going to stop now and just wish you a great Sunday! Thank you for being with me and your lovely comments about this project!

Machine Knitting. Oversize Sweater


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  1. That is indeed the most beautiful window. And in front of it you look stunning with your amazing Bamboo Drape sweater. I can almost feel the softness and the way it moves around you.

  2. stunning post in every way!! I adore this sweater, and you almost have me convinced to try bamboo again. The drape is amazing, and you look gorgeous wearing it (although in all fairness, you look gorgeous in everything you model!). Hoping you’ll share this yummy thing in a handknit version, too!!!

  3. Stunning, Alina!!
    The color is beautiful and looks absolutely gorgeous on you.

  4. It is absolutely wonderful on you!
    I LOVE oversized tops. They are so comfy and fluttering. Not to mention great for hot summer days.
    Another amazing FO in a fairy place!
    Words aren’t enough!

  5. It’s perfect! I want one, too πŸ™‚

  6. What a stunning place and a gorgeous sweeter. It really suits you πŸ™‚

  7. What a stunning spot to take photos! The sweater looks fabulous on you! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Lindsay! When I just started this sweater, I knew I had to take photos of it right next to this window – they go so well together!

  8. you are so beautiful and adorable and I love your creation. I love the moment and ease it can be worn πŸ™‚

  9. I adore it! The color looks great on you and the background colors highlight the beauty of the sweater. Stunning.

  10. That is a beautiful window. I wonder who lives on the other side of it. πŸ™‚ And I’m in awe at those gorgeous flowering shrubs growing up the sides of those buildings. They appear to be growing right out of the cement. I want close up photos of this – and an explanation. lol What a beautiful place you live in, Alina.

    • I always wonder what is hidden behind these gorgeous doors and windows. There is even a book – Behind the Doors of San Miguel de Allende – that opens up a mystery. It is really fascinating! As for the plants, those are so called “creepers plants” – they usually grow along the ground or up the building. As far as I know you can “direct” them, so they will grow around your windows or a fence, for example. When we have our own home, I am definitely going to get them – so so beautiful!

  11. Amazing sweater, I can feel how light and flowy it is against the body from your photos. You’ve chosen again a magnificent spot for your pictures, that window has a character!

  12. Hello!! I love this piece !! It is super pretty and wearable. I like the way you look, like how it flows and falls so light. It’s a beautiful sweater, I congratulate you.
    On the other hand, I read in a previous post of yours (If I’am not wrong) that you made it using a Knittng machine. I must confess that I have never tried this technique, but in the workshop where I take knitting classes (hand-knitting) I see people with their machines and I think it is very complicated … much more than hand-knitting.

    • Thank you so much! Yes, the sweater pieces were made on the machine and then put together by hand. For me machine knitting is definitely more challenging than hand knitting. Maybe because I am still discovering this craft. I love it so much and want to learn as much as possible!

  13. Lovely post! Perfect place for your photos, and the bamboo drape sweater suits you so well. I think one of the great skills in knitting is to make a garment that works for the person wearing it. It can be so easy to get carried away with an idea, and enjoy the knitting so much, and not really think of wearing the garment you’re making. But this sweater obviously suits you stunningly, and you sound so comfortable it. A treasure.

    • Thank you so much, Katherine! Oh, absolutely. I used to make garments that I would never wear just for the sake of making them, but I try to find the balance right now and make only what will be used and treasured in my wardrobe.

  14. Adorable sweater and suits you really well. I read one of your previous posts about the process of making it, but unfortunately my experience in knitting is so small that I didn’t really get it. I will keep up with your blog and may be you’ll publish a step-by-step pattern of this sweater one day. I hope so very much πŸ™‚

    • So sorry for a late reply, Olena! I hope to create machine knitting pattern some day – that would be really amazing! Unfortunately I don’t really have time right now, machine knitting is like a creative source for me right now, when I just knit, without taking too many notes. But I am always happy to help if you have questions, just send me an email!

  15. fabulous sweater, the style really suits you. Love the backdrop you’ve chosen as well

  16. So beautiful, I love the drape of your sweater and since I don’t have a knitting machine I might see if it can be replicated using a fabric with a good drape and sewing. Thanks for the inspiration. Your pictures are lovely.

  17. Cute location for an FO shoot! The flow of this garment looks amazing, I should really give bamboo a try.

    • Thank you, Tahnee! Bamboo is definitely on my top fiber list right now! It has its cons, but overall it’s just perfect for summer knitting!

  18. This is beautifully done Alina!!! The sweater and the photoshoot!

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