November 09, 2006
Already A Favorite
What can I say, my seed stitch cardigan is already a favorite! The lapel collar dilemma was easily solved -- I simply picked up stitches around the neck and worked in seed stitch for about 5 inches. It's not technically a shaped lapel, but I like the casual look.
Buttoned & Fitted
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The "modeled" photos show the color most accurately.
|Started:||Originally started in December of 2005 and then rescued from the UFO bin October 30, 2006|
|Finished:||November 8, 2006|
|Pattern:||My own, inspired from a sweater stalked at the Olema Knitting Retreat in November of 2005. Features dart waist shaping, seed stitch detailing, a psuedo lapel collar, and set-in sleeves knit from the top down.
|Yarn:||Garnstudio Silke-Tweed; 52% silk, 48% wool; color #23 Red
|Needles:|| US 4
|Gauge:||24 stitches and 34 rows to 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch|
|Modifications:||Overall I really like the fit of this sweater. Next time I would make it 1.5 inches longer, the armhole 1 inch deeper, and the top of the sleeve 2 inches narrower -- Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
November 06, 2006
Leap of Faith
Oh that? I'll figure that out when I get to it. This, my friends, is my MO when it comes to designing my own sweaters. This overly optimistic, overly confident attitude allows me to enthusiastically jump off the cliff. So here I am -- dangling in mid-air -- waiting for my parachute to open. Where's my Vogue Knitting? I've got a lapel collar to figure out...
My seed stitch cardigan patiently waiting
for nona to figure out how to knit a lapel collar.
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