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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 

Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version. 
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 9, 2006 in Project - Seed Stitch Cardigan | Permalink


Love it! That little seed stitch detail on the back is sooo perfect! Collar looks fantastic. I can see how it will be a favorite. I wanted to do that kind of collar on my "Tweed," but chickened out. Now I know it works!

Posted by: Jouf | Nov 9, 2006 4:42:05 PM

Beautiful! By the way - wanted to thank you for your comment yesterday. Totally inspired me to go and find myself another blanket. And I did. ;-)

Posted by: Cara | Nov 9, 2006 4:45:03 PM

It's gorgeous, love the red and the seed stitch.

Posted by: erin | Nov 9, 2006 4:50:56 PM

Gorgeous! I love the style of it (and the color)! :)

Posted by: jess | Nov 9, 2006 5:01:11 PM

Nice work! Wow. The sweater is beautiful and it has such a nice fit.

Posted by: Punkin | Nov 9, 2006 5:12:36 PM

love the style! looks like it's bound to be a favorite for a long time :)

Posted by: gleek | Nov 9, 2006 5:13:37 PM

It's just lovely. Red is my favorite color. Not only another FO but a timeless classic. Bravo!

Posted by: Anne | Nov 9, 2006 5:24:19 PM

I love the shape and style of this knit.

Posted by: colleen | Nov 9, 2006 5:58:57 PM

That really came out nice! I love how the collar turned out. Hmm, maybe I should dig through my UFO pile :-)

Posted by: michelle | Nov 9, 2006 7:02:12 PM

Ooh, that looks so nice! Beautiful!

Posted by: Arleta | Nov 9, 2006 7:53:29 PM

great red sweater! I am seeing lots of red this month! great red by the way, and there are all kinds.

Posted by: hPNY knits | Nov 9, 2006 9:15:10 PM

Despite your "w,c,s," the fit looks great on you!

Posted by: Zarah | Nov 10, 2006 6:42:32 AM

I agree with everyone else, it looks great! I love the almost-shirt look to it!

Posted by: Sockbug | Nov 10, 2006 8:07:40 AM

It is nice and suits every wearing.

Posted by: handknit168 | Nov 10, 2006 11:15:49 PM

It looks so classic! I love the color and the style!!! Congrats!!!

Posted by: Bear Knits | Nov 11, 2006 5:22:46 AM

Ooh...neat. The perfect colour for fall too!
Maybe we should all start digging our UFOs bin ;)

Posted by: yuvee | Nov 13, 2006 6:03:37 AM

Nona, that is such a great sweater! I can see why it's already a favorite. I would be wearing it out too!

Posted by: Wanda | Nov 13, 2006 9:41:12 AM

Oh I like it! Daphne/Cranky sent me here because I am having problems with my Blissful Cardigan, which is a similar tailored design. The collar on yours is great - but I think mine will be more complicated, because where you used seed stitch to make a diagonal line from the button band toward the shoulder, mine called for decreases. I will probably do a few inches of rev. stst for the main part of the collar, but I won't have any turned-over part below it to make the full lapel, so I'll have to make those separately. :(

Posted by: HeatherKnits | Nov 14, 2006 10:26:40 AM

The collar is beautiful. the sweater has a real crispness to it, yet nice drape. great yarn. nona knits comes through again!

Posted by: Lisette | Nov 25, 2006 9:05:45 PM

That's a georgeous sweater! I'm impressed that you were able to make up a pattern so easily- It's something I'm interested in trying, so I'm curious- do you have a yardage estimate ? Right now I just buy as close to 1600 yds as I can when I like yarn but don't have a pattern, but I think that's major overkill based on the last few I've done... is there any trick you can think of that would be a better way to estimate?

Posted by: Helen | Dec 21, 2006 9:56:07 PM

Is there a pattern available?

Posted by: Annette | Sep 20, 2007 1:15:04 PM

How do I get this pattern? Such a cute sweater.

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