I know this picture kinda sucks, but bear with me. I'm sick! If/when I make this a for sale pattern, I swear I will get good shots. In the meantime you're stuck with this crappy shot.
Want a detail shot of the texture pattern on the yoke? Here you go:
Equally crappy picture, sorry again. This is a very simple stitch which is basically a 3-stitch rope cable that's on a stockinette background, staggered and alternately crossed. You can't see it in the picture but the stitch is also on the cuffs. I thought about putting it on the waist but it does pull in and I didn't want the sweater to end up with a tulip shape!
This is one of the best cardigans I've ever made, hands down. I had fun knitting it, the yarn is absolutely gorgeous, and it's completely wearable. Since I wear tons of blues and turquoise, it goes with a lot in my wardrobe!
It's also a perfect example of how a design mutates from idea to completion. This project was all about the yarn, so I wanted to showcase the colors. The only ideas I originally had were based on this yarn being really warm. I've worked with it before and I knew I had to make a cardigan, not a pullover, or I would never wear it. I also had this idea for a wide neckline, so I started sketching and swatching . . . and one thing led to another and I ended up with a low square neck, raglan sleeve, tunic length cardigan. And I love it!
I decided to name this cardigan Laura, in honor of Laura Bryant who's the genius behind Prism Yarns. Her color sense is amazing, and since that's what inspired this project I thought it was fitting.
Pattern: My own, Laura. To be published at some point.
Yarn: 5 skeins Prism Cashmere in color Blue Lagoon
Needles: US size 10
Started: February 15, 2007
Finished: February 20, 2007
I guess this is my first official FO of 2007! And it's a good one.
I really do think your work is gorgeous. I love your pink belt which is a very nice accessory. It’s also a good idea for a present. Actually, it’s not a long time I’m getting into knitting but I’m becoming an addict. I found an interesting web-site www.kokobino.com where there are really nice knitting kits with original patterns. Sometimes they have discounts on the web-site. Have you tried it ?
I like! The detail is subtle but compelling. And, I love the way it works with the yarn. I may have to make this. (Yes, I know I sound pretentious, a switch must have flipped in my brain this morning … it is meant in fun)
I love it!!!!
i love this sweater!! it’s just gorgeous… and so is the yarn. yikes, though, $85/skein is so out of my budget :) i wish cashmere were more affordable! it’s just so lovely.
Fun, but simple pattern, absolutely gorgeous yarn…sounds like the perfect cardigan to me!
That sweater is gorgeous! Great job. I would definitely buy the pattern for it. I love how it turned out. I hope that you are feeling better.
Gorgeous! Such wonderful detail! You are something else!
February 25, 2007
very sharp. love the colours and the design details.