Friday, October 23, 2009

Cold Snap

The weather is finally turning cooler here, and it motivated me to finish up 2 projects. They were both cardigans that I had been on the verge of completing, but it was hard to get going on them when the weather was still in the 80's.

The one I'll share with you today is the Vine Lace Cardigan--it's the one I hinted at last time. I credit Janet for getting me fired up about this pattern. It had been on my Rav favorites list, which I use as my "I would like to knit this someday, maybe" list. But after she talked about it, the pattern just stuck in my head, and the next thing I knew, I was at my LYS picking out yarn!

This was a fun knit that only took 2 weeks. I had finished knitting it 3 days ago, but I always slack on putting on the buttons. This morning, the air was crisp and cool, and so it seemed like a good day for buttons!


Details and more pics are on Ravelry and in the gallery.

14 comments:

  1. Nice cardi. I wish I live in the 4 season country so I can knit something like that.

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  2. So beautiful! It is very flattering, and I love the color.

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  3. Love it! Perfect in a closer cropped fit, and only 1.5 skeins of Eco Wool? Wowee!

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  4. Lovely! The pockets are so darling!

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  5. So pretty!! I love the pockets, it looks gorgeous on you.

    - Julie

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  6. Gorgeous! I've been admiring that sweater for a while - might have to go on the list.

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  7. Beautiful again! Great colour, and I love the pockets too.

    Reading this post, it occurred to me that I have no tweed yarn at all. I must rectify that!

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  8. Muito bonito seu casaco.
    Parabéns!!
    Suas peças são maravilhosas.
    Bjs

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  9. Very cute! I also love the pockets - they are a great detail.

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  10. This is lovely. I've viewed most of the versions on Ravelry and determined yours is the best! (Don't tell the others...)

    I'm considering using the same yarn. Is it itchy? Does it wash well?

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  11. That's very generous of you, as there are many lovely versions out there! The yarn has held up really well, even though I have worn it very often (it's the handknit I currently wear the most)--both around the house and in public--and it's gotten washed several times. It is not itchy to me, and my skin is slightly sensitive.

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  12. Thanks for your response! You are absolutely right, and the fact that so many people were able to turn out such beautiful FOs with this pattern really helped me in my decision of whether or not to make it!

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