Monday, February 25, 2008

Puffed Sleeved Cardigan

Hey Look! A sweater!



Pattern: Puffed Sleeved Cardigan from Stephanie Japel's Fitted Knits....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book.
Yarn: 8 skeins of Online Linie 157 Tessa. There was nothing left but a 4 inch tail to sew in. I was holding my breath until the end.
I really like this yarn! It has sat in my stash for a long time...It was suppose to be a scarf for someone else. The colour I didn't really love...until I knit it into a sweater. Now I am thinking of going to get some more of this stuff. It is inexpensive and it is superwash! Crazy, I know! I did hand wash it and it really softened up.
Adjustments: The only thing I did was make 12 button holes on the button band. I made it to fit...as directed. It turned out perfectly. I would have used smaller needles on the collar to make it a little stiffer. But other than that, I LOVE this sweater.

It is a simple knit. Perfect for watching TV....distractions are OK;)
I picked up some buttons at the local notions store for about $2...



Can't beat that!
Stephanie is brilliant. I really enjoy knitting from the top down in one piece and it is fitted, as promised.



This is actually something I would wear...who would have thought about actually wearing sweaters we knit! In fact, it has already made it's way around town...with more stops to go tomorrow.



Two sweaters still on the needles...and moving!

36 comments:

materfamilias said...

So cute, yet not too -- somehow in that colour, it's classic as well, and looks as if it will go with almost everything.

E to the M said...

Oh my god you're so adorable (in a very grown up way)! I love the buttons too.

Kat said...

Awesome sweater! I love the collar. I'll have to take a look at that book.

Terhi said...

That's really beautiful!

mle said...

It came out beautifully and it looks really great on you! I just love the peplum on that sweater.

Amy said...

It's unbelievably gorgeous! Nice job.

Elena said...

It is so beautiful!

Tante J said...

It, and you, look FABULOUS!

Sharon said...

That looks so great on you! Beautiful!

The Happy College Knitter said...

That fits you so well! Heck, I think yours looks better on you than the one does on the model in that book. Beautiful yarn/color choice, it looks great!

Rasa said...

It feels so good when something turns out so well! The sweater fits you perfectly and you look great in it! Beautiful!

Juliana said...

Very beautiful.

Almudena said...

Es precioso, me encanta.
Very very beautiful.

--Deb said...

The sweater came out beautifully, and definitely, but definitely, a wearable one. (Or, so it looks to me.) Good job!

Connie said...

Absolutely adorable! I have that book but have yet to knit a sweater from it. I love your blog!

Denise said...

That is a great fit on you - well done!

Emma said...

Love it! It looks great.

Luni said...

Amazingly cute! I was just looking at your collar pic on Ravelry and wondering if you had finished it yet. "...actually wearing sweaters we knit!" Too true. I'm glad you're wearing this one.

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bookwoman said...

I, too, love that book. So much so I may actually buy it rather than just rely on the library. The sweater looks great on you!

Xia Diaz said...

It looks great on you!

grumperina said...

Such a gorgeous knit! One of the most fabulous things I've seen in a long, long while - you wear it well!

beachknits said...

lurvely!

Morgan said...

Beautiful! I love this book too ... And the sweater is great.

sue said...

Oh how great does it look on you. Super cute! Love the color too.

Elemmaciltur said...

Simple with a bit of twist...and very beautiful!

Kristine said...

Beautifully done!

earthchick said...

So pretty! It looks super on you.

julie said...

beautiful cardi - definitely one to be worn lots!

Kelley said...

That is so lovely!

Canuckknits said...

LOVE this! Absolutely gorgeous!! Good for you!

Carol said...

This is sooo pretty. It looks very nice on you. I love it when a plan comes together.

peacockchic said...

wow this one is popping up all over the blogisphere!! Lovin it on you. Great job

sharon said...

I've been procrastinating over whether to start this cardigan, but I think you might have swayed me. Beautiful! :)

trixie stix said...

Very nicely done!

JL said...

oh. such a lovely sweater. look great on you.