Friday, August 03, 2012

It looks like a sweater

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I’ve finally been making great progress on my Cardigan. It’s actually starting to come together and look like something wearable now! I’ve been working on it at home while watching TV (sadly, not the Olympics) with Jamie, and been actually knitting more than getting distracted at knit nights lately too.

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The cables are easy & fun, and the sweater is taking great shape. The pattern itself is extremely easy to read, I was a tad nervous starting it, I don’t know why. So far, it’s coming along great. If you’re looking for an easy top-down seamless cardigan, this is the one to go with. I will be altering the pattern though, and making it a lot longer in length than what the actual pattern calls for. I find it too short on the model in the pattern, and I wear my cardigans/sweaters longer than this. But other than that, it’s the only alteration I’m making.

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I love the little cables that run down the front and the sleeves. Button band is added on after by picking up stitches along the front from top to bottom on both sides to close the cardigan. I can't wait for it to be done, though don't want the cooler weather to wear it yet.

What do you have on your needles? Are you finding your summer knitting slower than your fall/winter/spring knitting? 

8 comments:

Kerry said...

It does indeed look like a sweater. And a gorgeous one at that! I just finished my Bella cardi at the end of the month and it's a tad similar with the cables down the fronts and sleeves. That was a really fun knit too.

Right now I have a couple shawls going as well as a couple sweaters and far more socks than any knitter should be allowed to have going at once. I guess my summer knitting isnt a bit different than my knitting the rest of the year. ;-)

g-girl said...

It looks fantastic!! I was wondering what you were going to do about the length. I agree, it's rather short!

Gabriela said...

It looks great on you already! Great color choice too. What length will you make the sleeves?

carolyn said...

That is a gorgeous color and I love the cables. It really looks fabulous - can't wait to see it finished!!!

Mitali Ruths said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! I've been knitting a cardigan for myself for the past three years... maybe time I finished it? Thanks for the reminder and inspiration! Knitters so often knit for other people...

Teena in Toronto said...

It looks great! I've never cabled.

sapphireblue said...

Very cute!!

TACIStudio said...

It looks wonderful Robyn... I now want to make one also. I have never made a sweater without seems ... it looks lovely:)