Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Something Finished

At long last, here is my finished cardigan I've been working on for what seems like ages!

Pattern: I started with the Something Red pattern and heavily modified it using the Hey Teach! pattern for inspiration. I added 1x1 ribbing just under the bust to give some shape and then just continued on with plain stockingette for the lower half.

Yarn: Knit Picks Main Line in Dusty Lavender

Needles: US 7 & US 5 (for the waist ribbing)

Notes: I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out! I wish the bottom part flared out just the tiniest bit more but other than that it came out just how I envisioned it. I think it will be a great sweater for this fall. I'm so happy to have a sweater actually finished!

For some reason, the bottom edges of the cardigan look uneven in the pictures but I swear it is an optical illusion. There was no way I was going to put that thing back on in the 105 degree heat to get better pictures!


Holli said...

Awesome!! Looks great on you!

Susan said...

Uh oh! Why do you always do this to me? lol.

I love your changes to Wendy's pattern. I have this one and am jealous of your craftiness.

This looks amazing on you.

Meredith said...

Looks great on you! And it is such a wearable pattern, I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it (once it cools down!)

peaknits said...

What a great looking sweater - nice job, as always:)

Maryse said...

What a beautiful cardigan! I love the final result, especially the sleeves! Hope that the temparature cools down so that you can wear it more often ;-)

amanda said...

Looks lovely!! Great color for fall, too.

a friend to knit with said...

this is SO cute!!!
and YOU look great in it!

Shannon said...

Turned out awesome! I love love the mods that you made!