Thursday, July 02, 2009

Turquoise Decimal Cardigan

Here's the cardigan I promised to show you!
Turquoise Decimal Cardigan
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The pattern is from Spring 2009 issue of Knitty. When I saw the pattern I knew immediately that I'll be knitting one, and I knew exactly what yarn to use! Now, how often does that happen? The yarn is Knitpicks Shine Sport in Turquoise, and since I've only got 8 skeins of yarn, I modified the pattern into short sleeve, and I like it much better this way since I find bell sleeves to be impractical. I ended up only using 7 skeins of yarn for this.
Overall, I love this pattern! The waist and raglan shaping is so cleverly done, and it's so easy to modify. I really enjoyed knitting it! I think the knitting part only took me over a week, but it did took me months to find buttons for it! And I haven't blocked it yet shuuushh...
Unfortunately, I wore it out to The I'm-not-going-to-Woolfest-consolation-spinning-party last weekend and it was way too warm! Guess I'll have to wait for the weather to cool down before I can wear it again, but knowing this country it probably won't be a very long wait!

In other news, my parents and brother are coming to visit me next week for my graduation ceremony! Knitting wise this means that I've been having to destash my yarn and magazines and books to make space in my room. Check out my destash page in Ravelry if you're interested!

5 comments:

travelknitter said...

Very very cute! I think I'll have to make one of those now. I love the short sleeved version.

Ice Princess said...

That is very nice, I love the color as well. :o)

Linda said...

Lovely top and colour! (I am not going near your destash as it is dangerous! ;) )

Rima said...

Beautiful! Great color too..

Esoteric Knitter said...

wow!! gorgeous!!