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.


Anonymous said...

The sweater is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous sweater!! Well worth the extra knitting to get the sleeves right.