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.