Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Four and a Half
That's how many sleeves I knit to make this simple cardigan. I also knit two different body ribbings and five sleeve ribbings in all. And I changed the design twice during the knitting. I call this my split-personality sweater, for obvious reasons. As you can see, it still needs a zipper. I am waiting for a custom one from Zipperstop. (It's a good world when you can order a custom zipper.)
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Baltic Sea. These pictures do not show the color accurately. It is a dark green/brown/mauve combination. This took a bit less than eight skeins. The size is 36 (tall). Once I put in the zipper, I will try to get a better picture.
Eight skeins hand-dyed merino: $114
One 19" double pull zipper: $7.95
One completed cardigan from the abandoned projects shelf: priceless.