Wednesday, September 08, 2010

wrap yourself up

Knitting a heavy wool cardigan probably isn't the normal thing one does during a hot August. But I wanted to use one of those sweater quantities of yarn I've had hanging about for a while, and bulky yarn usually means fast, so I did some sweating. And here's the result:

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Pattern: Ariosa Back Lace Panel Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in Chestnut Heather (9 skeins, almost exactly!) on US 10.5 and US 10 needles
Notes: Because I was running out of yarn toward the end I reduced the number of rows on the button band, buttonhole band, and collar.

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A sweater knit out of bulky yarn is never going to look fabulous on my body type, but this came out pretty well, I think. And the back is just so pretty.

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I also got to pick out some fun buttons.

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And now back to some smaller knitting for a little while...

3 comments:

Sarah said...

This is really pretty! I hadn't seen this pattern before. :)

procraftinationstation said...

I like the shell-like details. But I love the buttons!

Steph said...

Nice - and the buttons are a great choice!!