Saturday, December 31, 2005

My Final FO of 2005

I can't believe I haven't shown this already, regardless of it's buttonless status.

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Pattern: Cardigan in Alpaca with Glitter I think size S

Yarn: Cashsoft, 9 balls

Needles: Addi Turbo, size 4, 6 and 7,

Modifications: I made the sleeves a little longer, I love me a long sleeve that doubles as fingerless gloves. On the collar they tell you to knit 2cm then increase evenly along the row. No matter how carefully I worked the increases, or which increase I used, I still have a very visible bumpy row right where the collar curled. I eliminated that problem by switching to the size 6 needles instead of increasing at that point. I achieved the desired result the increases were meant to create without the bumpy row.

Review: Oh this yarn is so pretty. It might be a touch too drapey for this pattern but I love it anyways. I put this on right after I took pictures of the corset and the difference between the cloud-soft cashsoft, and the slightly-itchy alpaca is amazing. I never want to wear anything else.

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Can I once again publically declare my love of cables? I think they look so complicated and skilled while being such an easy stitch.

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Overall I thought the pattern was very simple despite appearing complicated at first. I've got a few other Garn Studios patterns I would like to try. And if given the chance I would love to work with Cashsoft in the future.

Happy New Year everyone! I've heard that what you do on New Year's Day is what you will do all year. I'll be knitting.

6 comments:

Areli said...

Beautiful! The color is so lovely and the cardi so flattering on you.

Chris said...

Congrats on a lovely sweater! Happy New Year!

kimberly said...

Happy New Year!! Man you are just whipping out the Fos!! I just love a cabled cardigan and yours looks really flattering!! Love it, but then you knew I would.

Katrina said...

Love the sweater! Isn't Cashsoft the yummiest?? You've inspired me to try the pattern myself. Well done!

Lynda said...

Oooh, that is beautiful - and the cables are so flattering - so pretty, and LOVE the color.

Audre said...

your hair is so short in this pic