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Saturday, November 17, 2012

{My Hand Knitted & Hand Embroidered Sweater}

We arrived at that time of year which we call: SWEATER WEATHER. So here I want to show you my Hand Knitted and Hand Embroidered Sweater. I have always LOVED the German, Swiss, Italian style of Hand Knitted and Hand Embroidered Sweaters. But for buying one you need to be a  millionaire. So please view my own humble creation. Below my sweater I will show you two lovely examples from Gorsuch.com, the ones I cannot afford but only dream of.
Photo is taken in May when the Magnolia tree was blooming...
Ajour Knitted sleeves and front, adormed with Hand Embroidery...
Showing you the total sweater...
The sweater also has a total of six cables running alongside the open ajour knitting.
I did add heart shaped buttons...
The back is plain, just in a decorative stitch.
With my guilloché brooch...
Detail of the embroidery in wool.
It was a lot of counting and paying attention...
This was the example I did knit from... following the pattern.
Such a dream from Gorsuch, called Spitze Sweater hand knitted, hand embroidered in wool/silk for only $ 1,818.00
Or this Dornroschen Sweater from Gorsuch for $ 1,498.00 in wool/silk.
Mine is only a very humble creation in comparison!
There are two blog-ladies whom I admire for their knitting of sweaters and such: Anett from Fadenstille  and Marlies from Bergzauber stricken. Both of them no doubt could create such lovely pieces on their needles. 

Of course, there is Mieke from Gebreidesjaals who knits heavenly shawls and stoles in ajour knit with lace patterns. 
Sorry, this is only for the Dutch readers...

Do you knit any sweaters or embroider knitted pieces?
A favorite of many...!

Related articles:
{Guilloché Enamel Brooches, Thimble and Rose Box} | previous post by me
{30 Years  Ago In My Rose Sweater} | previous post by me


  1. All the sweaters you shared are lovely. I really like yours and you did an excellent In fact, I like yours better than some of those you showed. I enjoy sweaters, but never be able to get one like this.

  2. Yours is FAR more beautiful than the expensive versions Mariette! It looks lovely on you:) I think you are so absolutely beautiful, you're the epitome of grace and natural beauty and I love that you keep your hair long!

  3. A work of art!!

    That is absolutely gorgeous, I love sweaters and cardigans with pretty work on them, unique.

  4. What a beautiful work! Dear Mariette, your sweater is just as gorgeous as the ones you showed. If I understood correctly, you didn't follow a pattern but used the picture only to make yours. Wow, that's what I call a high-class knitter.

    1. Dearest Olga,
      Oh my; no I did follow strictly a pattern for this sweater. But I don't have it anymore, only this photo from the magazine I had.
      Hugs to you,

      PS I've added that I followed the pattern; thanks for pointing that out!

  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, what a delicate work!!! Your sweater sure look gorgeous and your knitting talent is remarkable. Haha, I wish I could have the one with color and design from the last picture.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  6. Dolcissima Mariette, il tuo maglioncino non
    ha nulla da invidiare, è davvero delizioso
    e anche tu, hai un viso dolcissimo, complimenti.
    Love Susy x

  7. Dearest Mariette,
    your knitted sweater with the hand embroidery is georgeous! just a gret work! And it suits you wonderful!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Love and hugs,

  8. Dearest Mariette,
    your sweater is very beautiful!
    You do know how to knit!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Dear Mariette,
    Your sweater is lovely, you did a great job with it :)
    Have a lovely weekend!


  10. Dearest Mariette,
    Your hands are "gold" ! You made a great job !
    So chic knitting and embroidered !
    Your sweater is wonderful !

  11. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist einmalig schön, auch farblich so gut aufeinander abgestimmt.

    Alles Liebe


  12. Dear Mariette,
    You and your sweater are so pretty. That is a perfect color for you. I admire the skill and patience it takes to make such an elegant sweater.
    I have been knitting and crocheting for most of my life.....mostly dog sweaters now!
    Have a wonderful week end................*S*

  13. Dearest Mariette,

    WOW... compliments, soooooo gorgeous, i love this..what a masterpiece.
    your are talented,your embroidery too.compliments again
    i wish i know how to knit;(,unfortunately only crochet what i can do

    have a nice weekend

  14. Your sweater is gorgeous and looks better on you than the model in the picture. What's with those line-backer shoulder pads?! I've been doing some simple knitting lately, but nothing as ambitious as that beautiful sweater!

  15. Liebe Mariette, ich bin einfach nur begeistert, welch eine unglaublich detaillierte Nadelkunst und dir völlig auf den zarten Leib gestrickt und Jacken sind so schwierig, deine passt wie angegossen, die Farbe lässt dich richtig strahlen und in deinem Link gibst du mir zu viel der Ehre, deine Strickkunst ist da viel mehr des Lobes wert, aber du bist da viel zu bescheiden....
    Liefs Anett

  16. Waauw ! wat mooi gemaakt, ik ben dol op dit soort vesten, wat goed van jou Mariette, en wat is dat Doornroosje vest duur!!Is het bij jou zomer nu ?? hart. groeten van mieke

  17. Jeetje Mariette, wat ontzettend knap! Dat doe ik je niet na. Jij hebt echt creatief talent! Het vest is prachtig geworden. Ook de borduursels erop vind ik heel mooi. Dank je wel ook voor je goede tips over mijn granny square blanket. Dankzij jou weet ik nu hoe ik het aan moet pakken.

    Ik wens je een fijne zondag toe!

    Lieve groetjes van Madelief x

  18. Oh what a piece of art this sweater is, dear Mariette! I'm very impressed with your talent, I never had one, except my children when they were small girls, (not European, either, lol)! You look adorable in it too and the cute heart bottons?..too sweet. Thanks for your visit, it's always so interesting and kind. Yeah, in the 50's we had nice things, I was very happy too and had many things in the USA..nothing like this, cause I think Sofia is very talented and so clever. Everything she made herself, except for the cake which her best friend makes them as her job, so she got it at cost. The club belongs to the place where Sofia lives and so it's free and she rented children's chairs and the show, here in Ecuador, things are not as expensive as they look. I did lots of things too, like cupcakes and those little sweets and others I brought from home for Cayetana's party. This kind of festivities only last til they're 8th..than everything is like lunch at home, the pool and for 8-10 girls, max! Hope you have a nice Sunday.

  19. Oh,I like your sweater better than the $100,000,000 ones!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Hej Mariëtte, het vest is prachtig en het staat je ook erg goed. Mooie foto's!
    Fijne zondag, lieve groet

  21. Your sweater looks fantastic, Mariette! I love the flower embroidery, they are so pretty! $1498 for sweater sounds scary for me. Your sweater looks so much warmer and totally priceless!

  22. Dear Mariette,

    You look so lovely in your cardigan and what a beautiful pattern.
    I used to be knitting all the time, loved knitting fairisle and fancy patterns.
    I find it really therapeutic knitting in the evening.


  23. That is one gorgeous sweater Mariette. It looks so beautiful on you :)

  24. Lieve Mariette,wat ben je toch heerlijk creatief met breien én haken.
    Ook dit prachtige vestje staat jou zó mooi!!!

    Kan me herinneren toen ik mijn Eerste Communie deed dat mijn lieve oma uit Duitsland ook enkele dagen kwam logeren en ze had voor mijn zusje en mij ook dit soort vestjes gebreid in lichtblauw met klokkend schootje en geborduurde bloemen boeketjes op de voorpanden.
    Maar onze oma Gertruda(ik ben naar haar vernoemd)had er geen rekening mee gehouden dat kleine meisjes in een jaar tijd op die leeftijd groter groeien.....dus het schootje viel niet in onze taille maar ergens onder onze okseltjes,dus je begrijpt het al....we hadden dagenlang een ijverig breiënde oma in ons midden,en toen de dag aanbrak om weer naar der Heimat te vertrekken waren de vestjes klaar,wat waren wij trots op oma en wat hebben mijn zusje en ik er veel pleziervan gehad, goh....ik moet eens tussen de foto's gaan zoeken bedenk ik me nu.

    Lieve groeten en hartelijk dank voor je aardige reactie in blogpost en mail!!!

  25. Dearest Mariette, your sweater is lovely!! and in my opinion equal to the two you have displayed. You my friend have a wonderful skill, truly a gift. Your magnolia flower has taken my breath ... simply beautiful!! Wishing you a wonderful week aheaad..xo C. (HHL)

  26. Hi Mariette,
    Oh my goodness, your sweater is divine its absolutely beautiful...and you look beautiful wearing it. I love to knit sweaters, I made a sweater for everyone in my family one year as gifts. You just amaze me with your talent, and I think your sweater is just as lovely and even better than the ones you showed us.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  27. It's beautiful! Lovely handknit sweater. Happy New Year Mariette!

  28. Beeeeeautiful sweater and amazing work! I so love this! ❤️


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