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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.

November 6, 2006 in Project - Seed Stitch Cardigan | Permalink


I will be hanging around to see how you do it.
I just started a jacket that has the same kind of collar and I have never done one. I think that attitude you mentioned resembles me too.

Posted by: Punkin | Nov 6, 2006 7:12:09 PM

That's really beautiful!

Posted by: Julie | Nov 6, 2006 7:13:00 PM

Oh I adore seed stitch ribbing. Great cardigan! That's so my taste.

Posted by: Kimberly | Nov 6, 2006 9:16:19 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and the style.

Posted by: Jen | Nov 7, 2006 2:19:52 AM

All that seed stitch! It looks great--good luck with the collar.

Posted by: colleen | Nov 7, 2006 4:17:50 AM

Only thing to do is jump o-ver the moon. Sheesh, I'll be singing that all day now, ta! ;)

Posted by: Julie | Nov 7, 2006 4:36:40 AM

Love it! I don't know about the collar, but seems if you pick up stitches to that fold back and just knit it out, when it folds, it would create the lapel look? Too flat? Anyway, can't wait to see how you figure this out, and furthermore, I love how you explain things so clearly!

Posted by: Jouf | Nov 7, 2006 6:48:32 AM

Lovely!!!!! I myself have just begun a self-designed sweater. This ought to be good...

I'll be checking in here for advice!

Posted by: Ms. Aura | Nov 7, 2006 8:18:58 AM

Vogue Knitting to the rescue (see page 200).

Beautiful cardi-- you're absolutely fearless!

Posted by: Joan | Nov 7, 2006 9:00:21 AM

Hi, love the cardigan. I also have a question about your Tie One On shawl in Knitty. I am about to start the Blue Piquant version and wondered what decrease you suggest.

Posted by: Rob | Nov 7, 2006 9:43:22 AM

nona! Salina has a seed stitch lapel collar! I am knitting her right now, though I haven't gotten to the coller yet. Check it out:


Oh, Salina is from Vintage Knits.


Posted by: carrie | Nov 7, 2006 9:49:43 AM

Oh, Salina is not a lapel. It's got the flap like you have, but then it's just seed stitch around - Can't explain. Lovely collar, but not a lapel.

Posted by: Jouf | Nov 7, 2006 1:13:08 PM

Yum! What a pretty color.


Posted by: Tanya | Nov 7, 2006 5:33:21 PM

That looks amazing! Can't wait to see it after the collar. Leap, girl, leap! LOL

Posted by: Arleta | Nov 7, 2006 5:54:20 PM

I have 4-year-old Liz Clairborne cardigan that looks something like yours, which I am treating with utmost gentleness, to get every possible wearing out of it. It's what I put on to go to work when everything else has failed.

Any chance you'll go public with the pattern?

Posted by: Pam | Nov 8, 2006 3:51:02 AM

Hey Nona!
For whatever reason, blogger never leaves your e-mail address to reply to comments on my site. I don't want you to think that i'm a bad blogger... ;)
Thought I'd respond to you here:

Sundara is dying up two more skeins for me! I'll probably start it over on bigger needels. But I dont care, its just another excuse to work with her yarn more, which I love. Thanks!

Posted by: j a r e d | Nov 8, 2006 12:07:52 PM

Beautiful! Just found your website and love it. I'm going to try your technique for getting rid of loose ribbing. Sounds very promising!

Posted by: Susan | Nov 9, 2006 3:49:02 PM

Hi Nona, beautiful site, beautiful sweater. When you figure out that lapel collar, please explain it to me - I'm stuck on one too!

Posted by: Lisa | May 27, 2008 1:13:43 AM

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