Friday, March 23, 2012

Oh the Excitement!

I'm so excited to share this FO with you that I wrote this post on Tuesday! In December, I mentioned once or twice (and not with enough detail to merit a link back to any post, though) that I was knitting furiously away on a super secret sample knit. I can safely show and tell you about it now!

I knit a sample for Hannah Fettig, who announced a joint venture with Quince & Co. just this week!

Fastest Sweater Ever

PatternWispy Cardi by  Hannah Fettig (Knitbot)
YarnQuince & Co. Finch in Glacier
Needles: US 2, 4, and 6
Project Page

I can knit a fingering weight cropped sweater in 5 days. I will refrain from doing it ever again. I only did it because deadlines were approaching and yarn was lost and rerouted in the mail once or twice. That said, it was  a great knit! I had worked with Quince & Co. Lark just prior to this project and wasn't impressed (just neutral, really; there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, just nothing spectacular either), but Finch is really nice! It's just like Lark, but scaled down. It's super springy, light, and oh so soft! I really liked it!

The pattern is very well written (it seems the Whisper version was not quite so clear) and there is no seaming, for you haters. ;) My favorite part is the little spirals the fronts make. So great!

I had to block the sweater in stages to make sure I was getting gauge and the measurements, and every time I blocked a portion of it, I fell madly in love with the yarn. It's everything that yarn should be, really. When the sweater was finished, the sleeves were a bit short. I have no idea why. They measured fine a hundred times before the last time I measured it. :P I blocked the crap out of the sweater and it became super, deliciously drapey. Mmmm. I'm going to make one for myself out of Quince and Co. Tern, which is the same with a touch of silk in it. I think it'll work beautifully. I only have to decide on a color....

Head over here for a much more stunning photo of the sweater (courtesy of Quince & Co. via and go see Tami for more FO Friday posts!


  1. Oh wow, that looks lovely! I'm seriously impressed that you can knit a fingering weight sweater that quickly! With no seaming, I might have to think about knitting one of my own!

  2. I am simply in awe that you knit this in 5 days!! It is beautiful!


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