Sunday, January 07, 2007

Shetland Cardigan - Design Decisions

You can see I've made good progress in my work on the Shetland cardigan. As I've been going, I've been thinking about how I'm going to modernize this piece. Here's how the sweater looks in the book:

She looks like a very sweet grandma and I'd love for her to knit me a sweater like the one she's working on, but it's not quite the style for me. ;-)

I've picked a style that I think will be more modern and work well on my full figure. The style is a v-neck buttoned with a single button. Both of the examples I've seen have a slight shawl collar, which I may not want to add, given the texture of my yarn.

I feel pretty confident about this knit and I'm really looking forward to completing this sweater.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, I just found your blog (google knitting). You certainly are an ambitious knitter. As for me, babysteps! Looking forward to seeing that sweater progress.

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  2. Oooh, that shetland cardi is going to be gorgeous. I wonder if the colour doesn't go a long way towards 'modernizing' it as well...

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  3. Laurie - this is a test! Blogger/Google is giving me grief

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  4. Laurie: Glad the test worked. I am having trouble with blogging since Google got involved. Any comments? Thanks for the info on the Paton's site. I am knitting with Glacier!

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  5. oh, the red one is so sassy!! xxx

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  6. That is going to be such a beautiful sweater. I will look forward to seeing how you update the design. Gorgeous work!

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