Monday, May 9, 2011

Vintage Cardigan

 Another cardigan complete!  This is Miette by TheAndiPants, a free pattern on Ravelry. So far, I've knit 4 cardigans for myself in 2011(Aidez, Ocean Beach, Swingy Cardi) - I needed some more cardi action in my wardrobe.

The yarn is Spud & Chloe Sweater, a 45% organic cotton and 55% superwash wool blend. Knitting with the yarn was more pleasant than ordinary cotton yarn due to elasticity of the wool, but the finished yarn does feel very much like cotton to me. And so far, it's stretching like cotton, too. Remember that if you knit with the stuff - add some negative ease!

I'm a shortie, so again many shortie-specific modifications were made. For the details, see my Rav project page.

The flower buttons were a lucky find. The wall of buttons made my eyes cross at the craft store, and I almost missed them.

My next FO will hopefully be a pair of socks, the Twisted Flower by Cookie A. I need to finish up my sock stash before Sock Summit!


  1. Super cute, and I love the color! I'm envious of all of the knitting you've been doing. Especially the Swingy Cardi!

  2. The one thing I do not need in my wardrobe is more cardis! I counted once, and I stopped at 20 because I was too embarrassed. This one looks gorgeous though, and the buttons just make it.

  3. This really is beautiful. I especially love the buttons. This is my first visit to your site and I've been poking around. I really have enjoyed the time I've spent here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Tina, thanks! I wish I always had the time to knit like a fiend!

    Foodycat, over 20 cardis? I'm impressed! They're just such a versatile piece of clothing, especially if you can't decide if you're too hot or too cold like me.

    Mary, thank you so much!



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