Friday, April 27, 2012

Wind and Breeze are Not the Same

It's really windy and cold out today, so you get photos of a white sweater on a white background (and it doesn't help that I over-exposed them). :P

Slow Motion

Pattern: Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: MalabrigoYarn Lace in Natural
Needles: US 4, 5, 6
Project Page

Surprising but true, this sweater took me nine or ten months from start to finish. That's a long time for me. I put it down in the fall to make Christmas gifts and decided not to pick it back up until it would be warm enough for me to wear. While I was working on it, it was a pretty quick knit, even with lace on small needles.

The Malabrigo Lace is incredible. It's so soft and surprisingly strong. I love love love it! The only downside is that it's single-ply. When picking up stitches around the collar I found that the edge stitches had already felted together from being bumped around in my bag or something. I hope I can get some good time out of this garment before it's felted to death. On the upside, it's deceptively warm. Not warm enough to leave the house without a jacket today, but maybe tomorrow. :)

The pattern is also pretty great. There's one mistake that's still in the Knitbot Essentials version. When you decrease the sleeves, you should add one extra decrease so that you can do k 2 p 2 ribbing without 4 ks in a row. I modified the sleeve length because I have a couple Gap shirts with half or three-quarter sleeves that I really love the length on. I think I knit them to 11.5" before starting the ribbing.

I named it for a Patrick Wolf song. :)

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  1. it looks great! i've got some stashed malabrigo laceweight... i'm too precious about it, though. i should just get my arse in gear and knit something with it.

  2. Super job. And photos are always a challenge, aren't they? But you managed!


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