Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dollar & a Half Cardigan

Finally finished...

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Pattern: Dollar and a Half Cardigan by Veronik Avery, Interweave Knits Spring 2007
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Taupe
Mods: My yarn choice was a heavier weight than that called for in the pattern, so I used US 7s (pattern called for 5s I believe). I knit the numbers for a size smaller than what I needed to make up for the difference in gauge, which is a fairly lazy math-free way to do a re-sizing...

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I have a jar full of buttons but couldn't find 4 that a) matched; b) were the right size; c) were the right color and was getting frustrated. I finally remembered the wooden buttons on an old, worn out sweater that I had in my closet. Voila.

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I absolutely love this sweater. The only thing that was keeping it from getting done was my extreme distractibility (totally is a word) and I finished it just in time to wear it this fall.

Next up: Eunny Jang's Deep V Argyle Vest. I dyed some recycled wool for it last night:
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(the darker purple is even deeper than this picture shows).
Can't wait to get going on it.

And now, the moment (some of) you have been waiting for: I have the pattern complete with charts ready for the Transformers Toque. I'll give it a separate post so it can be found later if anyone wants.

8 comments:

  1. oooo.... I love it. It's perfect.

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  2. i love those purples but am especially jealous of your dollar and a half cardigan. it looks great!

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  3. It's really beautiful on you - great job!

    (I love the colors you've dyed the wool for your deep v)

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  4. this is one of the nicest versions of this cardi I've seen anywhere--good work! goo luck with the vest, I really want to make that one too.

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  5. I love this cardigan...It's been on my list for a while, and yours is beautiful!

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  6. Your cardigan is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could make one (it would take me too long). The color of yarn you chose is great too.

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  7. The $1.50 cardigan is gorgeous. And I ALWAYS knit the size that will wind up fitting my gauge instead of re-mathing (also totally a word) the whole thing.

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