Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Finished!

I finished a sweater! I admire people who can just churn these things out, since it takes me several months to complete a sweater. I started this one last November. Without further ado...


There were several men fishing down by the river when I took pictures of myself in the park during lunch. They probably think I'm insane. But then again they're the ones fishing in a river that you can't swim in for all the disgustingness.

The pattern is from Garnstudio Drops Design, 97-18 Tailored Cardigan. I changed the garter stitch border to seed stitch, and I did the shaping at the sides rather than in the middle. Once again, the sleeves didn't fit. This is the second Drops pattern this has happened with, but then again maybe its just me. I used somewhere around 9 skeins of Elann Callista (Cotton/Linen) and size 4 needles. I know the cardigan looks really short, but that could be because I'm wearing a really long shirt underneath it. But I'm also 4'10", so you taller ladies might want to add length to this one.
Despite some problems with the button situation (they're in a weird place and kind of pull - I used a safety pin to hold part of the button band down), I'm very happy with this sweater. It's one of my favorites so far, and I can imagine wearing this one a lot in the future.

8 comments:

Emily said...

That looks really nice! I love the color.

Veronica said...

I saw the photos pop up on flickr and knew they'd be over here soon! It looks great on you, even the curly long sleeves.

...I haven't finished anything in months - you're not alone.

Elizabeth said...

It's lovely. I have never used that yarn before. What do you think about the yarn?

It takes me about six months to knit a sweater too. (I have to start over so much)

reluctantMANGO said...

LOL... It takes me longer than ever to finish a knit these days, so I feel your pain. I have about a week to finish my project for Jessica's shower (did you know she's having a baby in May?), and I'm scrambling.

The sweater is lovely, and well worth the three month wait!

thoughts said...

Hey I love it. I like the sleeves. But then i always like longer sleeves. I live the color.

:)SmileCreator said...

The sweater looks great! Congrats on an FO, esp one you seem pretty happy with!!!

Don't worry, you're so not alone on the finishing issue. I have several large totes of projects that I just can't seem to get completed......

Dove Knits said...

WOW. I absolutely love it. It's so simple and elegant, and fits so well. I love the details, like the seed stitch edging and the wide neckline.

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