We will have so much fun knitting this cardigan/ sweater.
Everybody is welcome to join us! Just send us a mail and we'll send you an invitation.

http://www.astridsdutchobsessions.com/

Click on this to find the pattern and a BIGGER picture:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=27&d_id=2&lang=en

Administrator: Jeanie Townsend
Moderator: Astrid

Friday, October 19, 2007

Completed


Well, here it is, all done, steamed, buttons sewn on, and photographed. The buttons were from Joann Fabrics and are absolutely perfect on this cardigan, and were fairly inexpensive as well. The button band fabric is the best I have ever made, being very firm and even. My buttonholes leave something to be desired however, but I suspect I will get better at that in the future.

After looking back on the techniques, I'm not sure that I would change anything, except to attempt to knit in the rose border. Mine looks messy on the inside but looks great on the public side. Okay, I would change one thing: I would knit the armhole steeks in pattern instead of having extra steek stitches. That way, I could custom size the cutting of the steeks to absolutely match the sleeve width. (My sleeves matched quite well, but sometimes they don't.)

This is my most successful stranded sweater thus far, but now I have to take it off. It's way to warm!! Come on winter!!!

It has been a real pleasure being part of this KAL. Thank you everyone, and especially Jeanie and Astrid for organizing and putting up the blog site.

7 comments:

Aurita said...

Cindy

You look absolutely stunning, please stay and keep checking the site so you can help me and others with questions. I am dying to finish mine, but will take it one step at a time

Aurita

Got2Knit said...

Cindy,

Beautiful Job!! It's so nice to see both the gray and the blue finished now. Yes, please keep coming back to comment! Your experience will be a big help to all of us. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Diane

Got2Knit said...

P.S. Cindy, I agree about the sleeve steeks. I'm knitting mine in pattern so I can make the cut exactly as deep as needed, and will also make the neck opening by cutting after everything is done. This pretty much makes getting exactly the right size easy, although it does take courage to make those cuts!!

Astrid's Dutch Obsessions said...

Cindy, it's beautiful! And fits like a dream....
Glad to hear you like it so much!

Thanks for all your writing and keeping us up-dated.

Hope you don't walk away yet?

love,
Astrid
xoxox

deirdre said...

Just beautiful, and the fit looks perfect!

Annie said...

Cindy,
Your sweater is stunning!! I so appreciate your and Astrid's pictures and thoughts along the way during this project. To echo others, I hope you'll continue to be part of the group as I and others will benefit from your masterful knitting and experience. Lastly, it is a pleasure to meet you via the picture of you modeling your sweater! Let me suggest that any of us who can do so, do the same.
My work life has heated up, so my knitting the rose border on the first sleeve has stalled me....I await the mindspace and time.
Again, Cindy, your work is such an inspiration....thanks so much.
Annie

JeanTownsend said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! such a great fit , i love it!