The Gift Of Knitting – Bamboo Drape Sweater

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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 🙂 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


By | 2016-05-08T07:15:58+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Finished Objects, Machine Knitting|38 Comments


  1. Corinne May 8, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

    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.

    • Alina May 8, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Thank you, Corinne! The window belongs to a Wonderland, I guess 🙂

  2. steph May 8, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

    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!!!

    • Alina May 8, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Steph! I wish I had more time to hand knit a sweater like this one! Maybe this summer!

  3. Andi May 8, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

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

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Andi! I am in love with this color!

  4. Zeta May 8, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    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!

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Zeta! Yes, oversize is growing on me 🙂

  5. Katrine Birkenwasser May 8, 2016 at 11:34 am - Reply

    It’s perfect! I want one, too 🙂

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Thank you, Katrine! You should make one 🙂

  6. sustainablemum May 8, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    What a stunning place and a gorgeous sweeter. It really suits you 🙂

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love this spot so much!

  7. Lindsay May 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    What a stunning spot to take photos! The sweater looks fabulous on you! 🙂

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

      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. karen May 8, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    you are so beautiful and adorable and I love your creation. I love the moment and ease it can be worn 🙂

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Karen!

  9. pat May 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Pat! The whole town is painted in these earthly shades that I absolutely adore!

  10. Becki May 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    That is a beautiful window. I wonder who lives on the other side of it. 🙂 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.

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

      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!

      • Becki May 9, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

        I looked it up and it does look like a fascinating book. What a beautiful place to live. 🙂 Sigh.

        • Alina May 10, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

          It is a beautiful town! You should definitely visit one day!

  11. Carmela Biscuit May 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Alina May 9, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Carmela! The window plays the main role in the photo story 🙂

  12. Miss Manitas May 9, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    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.

    • Alina May 10, 2016 at 6:36 am - Reply

      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. kaydeerouge May 10, 2016 at 3:38 am - Reply

    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.

    • Alina May 10, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

      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. Olena May 10, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    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 🙂

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

      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. Evelyn May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

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

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Evelyn!

  16. Elise Anderson May 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Thank you, Elise! Yes, this garment can definitely be done with sewing – great idea!

  17. Tahnee May 15, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

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

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

      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. Nicky May 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina May 17, 2016 at 5:45 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Nicky!

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