Sunday, November 04, 2007

something black



Funny, but I'm still a little shocked that I knit this sweater. I started, never got bored, and actually finished it. And the even bigger shock? I've worn it. Multiple times.
Yes, I've knit two sweaters before this, but both have problems that keep me from wearing them (though I have black dye now, so only laziness keeps me from fixing the problem with my Sahara). But really, a black cardigan with one button and raglan sleeves? There is just nothing more perfect in my book. I worked from Knit and Tonic's "Something Red" pattern and modified the body. Instead of ribbing from the bust down I borrowed the shaping from Sahara and made a band of ribbing just along the bottom. The shaping makes the sweater fit me just so, with a nice waistline close to the button height. I actually bound off shorter sleeves but realized long sleeves would be more practical, so without the slightest hesitation I went back and changed them. I even have wool left over and using Misti Pima Cotton was really economical. Three cheers all around.
(Final details: I used 4.25 bamboo circulars and DPNs which gives the Misti a nice dense texture and didn't throw the gauge off. Did I mention the three cheers part?)

4 comments :

:: melissa :: said... [Reply to comment]

Love the colour, love the style and love that button - it's fantastic. It looks great on you!

Lynn said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for you! I wore my first sweater yesterday and it was so wonderful. It fits and it's amazing to actually have created a piece of your own wardrobe. :)

It's really lovely and you'll get a ton of use out of it!

lamb-things said... [Reply to comment]

your sweater is lovely, I'm very envious.....you accomplish so much.

meg said... [Reply to comment]

It's so lovely--well done! I've just found your blog and it very nice to look around.