Sunday, March 11, 2007

Cotton Cardigan

Finished! I always forget how long it takes to sew up a sweater. It took me 10-12 hours over several days. Some people dread seaming, but I actually enjoy this part of the process. I love to see the pieces come together. Anticipation builds with each stitch until finally it's done and ready to wear.

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I had been warned that this yarn has a tendency to stretch out when it is washed, but it held it's shape and did not change at all after a soak in a warm bath.

The garter rib detail adds just the right amount of interest to the front panels, arms and collar.

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Pattern: Cotton Cardigan
Book: Sarah Dallas Knitting
Yarn: Cestari, 3 ply D.K., 75% Cotton, 25% Wool (just over 4 skeins)
Color: Raspberry
Needles: US 2 and 5 (went down a size to get gauge)
Size: Small
Pattern Corrections: As noted here.

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18 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful sweater, I love it!

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  2. Wow - I love the subtle details and the pockets. It looks great on you. Enjoy.

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  3. Very nice. I really like the color of the yarn with that pattern. Good choice.

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  4. Wow! The sweater turned out so nice! What's next?

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  5. Beautiful - and what a great fit!

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  6. You've done a wonderful job, well done!! :)

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  7. Very nice! Well done. Don't you think you'll enjoy wearing it often?

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  8. It looks absolutely gorgeous. Kudos on a job well done. :-)

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  9. Wow! That looks great! Gorgeous pictures, too.

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  10. It really turned out nice! You did a great job. It looks like the perfect sweater to wear with jeans.

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  11. It's FABULOUS! You'll get well-deserved compliments on it every time you wear it ... which, I'm sure, will be often! Congratulations! (and I'm a tad bit envious of the leaves popping out on your trees!!!!)

    :-)

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  12. The sweater looks gorgeous! And it looks wonderful on you.

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  13. Wonderful! Excellent work!

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  14. I love the sweater. The real look of a knitted garment either comes together or not when the pieces are joined. I've learned the hard way. Your color and style choices were a perfect match, and I love the buttons.I think I told you I have some of the yarn in my stash too. Yeah to Virginia Sheep!
    Donna

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  15. Wow...it fits perfectly and looks fabulous on!

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  16. Oh I do like that pattern and your knit looks wonderful.

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  17. Oh, it looks great! The Things were standing here with me when I saw it, and Thing Two said, "Oh, she's so beautiful!"

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  18. Looks fabulous. I'm currently being amazed by how long it takes to sew in a zipper or sew a set of buttons, even more than the seaming of the sweater. The knitting isn't done when the knitting's done, I guess.

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~Tracy