Saturday, November 18, 2006

V Neck Cardigan

The cardigan was finished just in time for our trip to Florida, so in the suitcase it went to be photographed on our travels.

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John didn't mind pulling off the highway for a photo shoot on Tampa Bay. It's not hard to convince a fisherman to stop by the water.

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Pattern: Knitting Pure & Simple Neckdown V Neck Shaped Cardigan #241
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool) Color 6279
Needles: 24" circular US 6 and 4; 16" circular US 6; US 6 double points
Started: October 19, 2006
Finished: November 10, 2006

This is the third sweater I've made since I began knitting. The first two were knitted before I began blogging, so I have never shown pictures of those. Maybe I will one day. This however, is the first sweater I've knitted from the top down and the first that is knitted in one piece. If you dislike seaming, this sweater is for you. I enjoyed knitting it very much. The large amount of stockinette stitch made it the perfect knitting project to pack in my suitcase to have for knitting on the road.

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The pattern was well written and easy to understand. The only thing I wondered about was that the materials list said you would need a set of size 4 double points, but nowhere in the instructions were they ever used.

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The yarn I used is well suited to this pattern and a dream to work with. Also a good buy at just under $9 for 215 yards a skein. I used almost five skeins to knit the small size which is a little less than the pattern called for. The pattern is written for six sizes from XS to XXL.

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Simple design and styling makes this a sweater that's easy to knit, will go with everything and will look good on just about every body type. I'm going to be wearing this one often.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy,

    So wonderful pictures of you and the new cardigan!!!
    It`s perfectly, beautiful and that brown yarn looks so lovely and the pattern is very very beautiful! I love alpaca!!

    Have a nice travel!

    Best wishes, Maartje

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  2. Wow! It looks fabulous... way to go!

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  3. Mama Bear10:48 AM

    It's lovely! Looks great on you too.

    Good thing you travel though, I can't imagine wearing something as warm as an alpaca/wool blend too often in your part of the country. Maybe I'm just a heat wimp though!

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  4. The sweater is lovely. Looks like you're ready for America's Next Top Model.

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  5. Wow, looks great! I love the first pic by the water. Very nice!

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  6. Great photo shoot and the sweater looks marvelous on you! Nice work. It's a great design, too.

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  7. Wow, does that ever look nice on you! And it's a Knitting Pure & Simple, I love those patterns! I will have to add this to my 'to do' list. Thanks for sharing the details.

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  8. The sweater turned out SO NICE! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving:D

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  9. What a fantastic sweater! It looks wonderful.

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  10. Oh, it looks great -- both off and ON you!

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  11. Just wanted to wish you a happy thanksgiving.

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  12. Lovely sweater, nice fit and colour on you too.

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  13. That is one awesome sweater! You did a fabulous job!

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  14. What a beautiful sweater and the color is just perfect! I love the pictures!

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  15. I know this is an old post and you'll probably never see the comment, but I just had to say...I was looking for a picture of a sweater pattern that I just started making online, so that I could show a friend, and you're sweater showed up on google images...I saw it and said..."Hey, I like that one too, maybe I need that pattern" funny, when I clicked on the page I found that it's the same pattern I just started knitting! And I love yours! So now I'm pretty sure that if I ever get it finished...it will turn out properly and I'll love mine! Thanks for posting your pics, you just motivated me to get knitting.
    By the way, I just found you today, and I love your blog!

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~Tracy