Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Finished!

I did it! I've finished my Shetland cardigan. All it needs is closures.

I have a few ideas. One is to use a shawl pin, which I plan to do today because I am wearing this baby to work. The others are to put in some buttons, or some i-cord ties, or maybe just one satin ribbon tie. Any other ideas?

I'll post some modeled shots as soon as there is light and someone to hold the camera.

I liked reading about what yarns you guys would have chosen. My pick for Jim was the Blackwater Abbey yarn, perhaps to make Halcyon Aran. But instead, he picked the Patons SWS. I guess he likes the wool-blends. Now I have to figure out a pattern that suits the yarn and my man. I'm thinking a ribbed raglan design.

But for the next couple weeks, look to see some small projects from me. I need a knit break!

ETA: I went out in the -7 degree weather to take some better pictures because this sweater deserves it! Here's the fit:

And a close up of the texture again:

And then tonight ant the Knitting Club meeting, Lynn knit me some i-cords and I've attached them for closures. I like the simpleness of it.

21 comments:

  1. I love your cardigan! The color would look so great on me ;-) I vote for the eye cord. I think it would look great. That baby is on my to-do list now.

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  2. Beautiful work, as usual - can't wait to see more details of the stitching!

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  3. very very nice1 i love the color and it's a gorgeous piece!

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  4. so pretty! I love it!

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  5. Very nice -- great colour and fit! I really like the look of the lace and cables together, and I bet it was a lot of fun to knit!

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  6. canknitian9:14 am

    The colour and pattern are lovely!

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  7. You look absolutely wonderful in that cardi! Great work and thanks for the detail shots =)

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  8. Oooh, that is gorgeous! Beautiful work, it look amazing on you.

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  9. Wow, your sweater is really gorgeous. Congratulations!

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  10. Laurie - your lace and cable cardigan is absolutely gorgeous - and the raspberry color - AHHH! (the gloves are beautiful too)

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  11. Thanks everyone! It was a lot of fun to knit.

    I'm wearing it at work today, now that I've got my i-cord ties, and it's very comfortable. The lace gives me some ventilation. ;-)

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  12. Wow that is one gorgeous cardigan! I love all those cables!!

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  13. You will get a lot of wear from your sweater! Amazing how colours change isn't it?
    Yes, I have enough yarn for my sweater - I am about 1/8 done on the second sleeve and there are still 3 balls of the yarn in the box.

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  14. Gorgeous cardi! I'd go with the shawl pin idea.

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  15. The sweater is just beautiful and you look beautiful in it! Those gloves are also wonderful.

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  16. That Lynn makes a mean i-cord (wink!) - this looks even better in person lady, good job!

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  17. The sweater looks wonderful!! The I-cord is a perfect touch.

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  18. Did I mention that you look really awesome in these pics?!

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  19. Gorgeous! And, it looks great on you.

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  20. Your cardigan is beautiful! And I notice you're wearing your beautiful new gloves, too! Kudos!

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