Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Puff-sleeved Feminine Cardigan





Pattern source: Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style "Rhubarb" 7++ skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo 4.00mm and 3.25mm
Comments: I love it!! I was lazy as usual and didn't swatch since I'm using the yarn called for in the pattern. The pattern was easy to follow though I did get a little confused with the lace peplum chart. It's very wearable and doesn't itch at all. The yarn is really soft, excellent for it's price, though I'm not sure how it'll hold up. I'm hoping it holds up well because I can see myself actually wearing it quite a few times. I actually wore it to grocery shopping today (and the skirt I'm wearing in the first picture is purple, not black). Maybe I should've lengthened it a few inches, but it looks fine with a layer inside. I love the little pearly buttons too. And yeah, I do feel VERY feminine wearing it. Not sure if it's a good or bad thing.
And the colour...I'm liking it more and more. It's perfect for spring and perfect for this month's Project Spectrum!

And talking about Project Spectrum, this is another project that's colour appropriate

This picture is taken last week so I've actually got more of it done. The pink yarn is Regia Silk and the burgundy yarn is Regia Silk Shine. I cast on with both yarns for socks before, the burgundy one for Chid's First Socks from Knitting VIntage Socks by Nancy Bush and the pink yarn for something from Knitty but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. They never felt right on their own. The Silk Shine wasn't soft enough to make me want to work on it and the pink Silk was just too....pink. But together, I'm loving them. And I love working in entrelac too, even though my joints are somewhat messy. Knitting just seems to progress faster when you're working in portions. I don't think I'll make it knee-high though, since my HUGE calves would just make them look ugly.

I'm also working on other Project Spectrum appropriate projects. Remember my yellow Fitted Knits tunic? I'll get around working with it one day. For green, I'm working on Silk Sleeves from One Skein by Leigh Radford (see sidebar) in Kidsilk haze. Perfect projects to surround myself in springy colours. They make me happy.

19 comments:

opportunityknits said...

That is one cute cardigan, and it fits you perfectly. I'm trying to do entrelac, I think I'm missing out some important instruction, because I still don't get it.
PS - I love that photo in the underground :)

Laura.Y said...

Nice cardi! It fits very well. And I love the socks u r doing. It's so cute! You are right, the colors blend together perfectly.

Cari said...

That feminine cardi looks great on you! I love the color.

Lily said...

Yuvee, that cardi looks good on you. Love the button and I think the length is perfect.

Alli said...

Your cardigan looks fantastic! You mentioned that the length was a bit of an accident but it looks amazing on you! Super flattering, great job!

frecklegirl jess said...

So gorgeous! Congratulations!

Love the color, fit, everything!

R a i n said...

Cute cardi and I love the socks!

nona said...

Your cardi is a winner! I love how both photos have the yellow and white background accents ... intentional?

alltangledup said...

it's really cute and feminine..and very flattering indeed. You did that really fast.

handknit168 said...

I love your red cardigan very much. It is very elegant with the pearl button.

joy said...

So cute, I can see it'll go with lots of different outfits. How did you manage to find an empty tube station? :-)

rina said...

very very very cute cardigan that you knitted there. Good job!

Peggy said...

Beautiful cardigan! I especially like the bead buttons. :)

Doreen said...

Your cardi is so lovely. I like the pointy edging at the bottom of the top. It make it looks not so plain.

Mimi said...

Very nice job on the cardi! I can tell you are happy with this one as it fits you well. The pearly buttons are lovely and goes well with the design. Also the color is very unique.
The tunnel photo is so cool! ;)
The entrelac socks looks so complicated to knit!

Siow Chin said...

The cardigan looks really good! It's something that I would have knitted too, now I'll have to decide whether to get the book or not....

Bette said...

This cardigan is just beautiful! It suits you and has a nice feminine touch. The underground photo is great (reminds me of how much I miss London).

Good luck with the entrelac socks! What a challenge.

Melissa said...

The fit (including the length) looks perfect to me. And those buttons are perfect!

janine said...

I'm knitting the puff-sleeve cardi too in raspberry cascade 220. I am about the same build as you and was planning to knit the cardi longer, but now I'm not so sure - it looks so cute on you in that length. You might like the leaf tee pattern on knittingschooldropout.com (someone who's also made the puff sleeve cardi). Good luck with the entrelac!