Finally had some time to finish up a few things this morning, since there was nothing planned for once. I had some hook and eye closures to sew onto my newest sweater, and labels to sew onto this and the previous two sweaters. (Yes, I have labels.)
So here is my latest sweater. I’ll just say, a stranger (who I suspect is my neighbor, I really ought to introduce myself next time) complemented it on our way out to photo shoot. This is exciting since no one who doesn’t know I knit ever does that, which I suspect suggests that it looks like I bought it. Score!
Rosamunds Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2009
Yarn – 13 Mile Farm yarn in Hawkweed, bought on vacation in Bozeman Mt this summer
Started – 9/11/10, finished 10/24/10
Size 4,5, and 6 needles (don’t ask)
Used somewhere between 900 and 1000 yds
The buttons are from an antique shop in Newburyport, Ma.
It’s very warm and cozy, and different from what I have already. I don’t usually wear short sleeve sweaters, since if I’m wearing a sweater, chances are I’m cold, and I probably want sleeves. Plus, I would have been left with 1.5 skeins and I’m doing my best not to be left with random bits of yarn, since I never know what to do with it. So I added sleeves. If I did it again, I’d make the top portion above the arms a little longer, maybe half an inch, and I added about 3″ to the length. I’d move the waist shaping down a bit (you can’t really tell, but it puts my waist about 2″ higher than it really is), but on the whole I think it’s pretty good.
Following this trend, I’m going to try and make the purple yarn I have be an Estes Not-Vest Cardigan, I’ve seen it done a few times well on Ravelry, and I’m interested in trying a short row sleeve cap.