Tuesday, 30 March 2010

FO: Twenty Ten Cardi



Pattern: Twenty Ten Cardigan

Yarn: Knit Picks Cadena in Peat

 Needles: 5 mm/ US 8 circulars

Mods: increased 4 stitches extra for the bust, added extra button holes, shortened sleeves by 2 rows (due to a deep, ongoing fear that I would run out of yarn with only a few rows left to do).

Notes: You know how sometimes the knit you're working on turns out to be your kryptonite? This was my kryptonite- it took me waaaaay long to knit than I ever thought it would. After all, bulky yarn, short sleeves- it should have been a breeze! But I had some trouble with this, most noteably because I accidentally didn't buy enough yarn and had to order 1 more skein, and then wait for said yarn to arrive. There is also the fact that there is a lot going on- the increases and decreases to create the diagonal front, as well as the button holes. I had to rip back a few times to sort out problems that arose from me losing count of buttonhole rows.

But the final result- ah, the wonderful final result. This sweater is perfect over a long sleeved tee, just the thing to keep me warm. I love it, this was totally worth my little struggle. And G loves this sweater- every time I wear it, he raves about it. And I love wearing it- it feels comfortable, a sweater to play in.
I haven't become a redhead and the sweater is not a rust colour- it's a lovely earthy brown. G took these photos at at that magic hour just before sunset, when the light is so golden and incredible. It was also wonderfully warm- a great day to be coatless and in this fantastic sweater. And I love the buttons- they remind me of 2 ply yarn.

52 comments:

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I Love it! those buttons are pretty awesome, I didn't notice the fact they looked like yarn but they look like it!

Allison said...

It really did turn out fantastic! The pocket is great :)

veera said...

It's so beautiful!

Adriana said...

Love it!! I'm not a sweater knitted but I might have to become one for this pattern.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

So pretty! I can imagine that keeping track of the diagonal shaping and button holes and stitch pattern and normal sweater shaping would be a lot to handle! It's amazing you didn't have more problems with it. I love this sweater!

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Amelie said...

The color is perfect and suits you really well. Now I can't even think about knitting that cardigan in any other color. :)

Sandy said...

It's beautiful!!

mildawg said...

I agree -- the final result is well worth it. You look gorgeous in it!

Hilary said...

Fantastic!!! Absolutely fantastic. How cute is that one pocket in front?! All around, that is a great sweater. The texture, the shape - great job!!

kingshearte said...

That is supercute. I love it, and I think I want one. Great job on it. I'm glad the end result was worth the trouble for you.

betty said...

That's a great looking sweater! The additional buttons make it look better than the sweater modeled on the pattern site.

Kara said...

You are so lovely! I always enjoy your FO photo shoots. The sweater is so so cute. It looks amazing on you.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a terrific sweater! It suits you to a T. Enjoy :)

Susan said...

I love how this came out! It really does look like the end result was worth all of the pain and struggle.

crystal said...

Gorgeous! What a nice job he did with the photos, and I LOVE this colour on you.

erica-knits said...

Oh Julie, your cardigan looks so amazing! I knew it would be good looking on when I saw it on Sunday. That G has good taste! :)
I'm also highly impressed with the lack of props. Your modeling skills are unparalleled.

Rainy Daisy said...

Cute! And I love the golden-light photos.

Salihan said...

That looks SO much better than the original I saw on her website. When you first told me you were knitting this, I thought the style wasn't quite you. Now that you've made it fitted and added your own personal touches, it's just perfect! Great work Julie!

Monique said...

Ooohhh I love this on you! The asymmetricle shape on this really makes a difference. Lovely job as usual. Love your pics too!

Sarah said...

Wow, I love it! It's beautiful and interesting. How do you finish so many projects? You are an inspiration.

loveisallyouknit said...

Very, very nice. it looks great on you!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Another fabulous FO! This pattern is in my faves pile and I do plan on knitting it some day...but as usual, I will have to live vicariously through your great knits. ;-)

P.S. Tell G he takes great photos!

NJ said...

Pretty! I love it!

Kristen said...

Very cute cardi, great pictures!

Maryse said...

This cardi is so beautiful! Everything is perfect: the texture of the pattern, the color, the short sleeves and I like that you added more buttons! Gorgeous! Really nice photos as well! The sun complement your cardi à la perfection!

Chantal B said...

Your photograph is fantastic, the pictures are so beautiful! The cardi too, i love the change that you've made. Great great job! You must be proud!

alligator said...

This looks great! It looks like it would be the perfect layer for when (if?!) it starts warming up around here. I was really thrown off by the asymmetry at first but now that I see it on a few different people it is starting to win me over. Thanks for the great pics! It is so helpful to see these sweaters really being worn.

Kat said...

that is gorgeous! I love the diagonal feature at the front. It looks really cool.

Michele said...

Totally cute sweater - you did a great job! It is always those projects that you think are going to go quick that take the longest.

Peggy said...

I love your both your new cardigan/jackets! You are very productive!

telma said...

so pretty! that color looks AMAZING on you! my friend sue just started this cardi. i may just have to make one as well... i love the extra buttons!

CanarySanctuary said...

Beautiful!
I had to laugh at the kryptonite comment, because I'm experiencing the very same thing right now. It's not so cool. I can only hope my FO turns out half as lovely as yours!

weezalana said...

That is fabulous! I dig the diagonal line and the pocket! Off to see if I can mod it down for worsted...

Phoe said...

Lovely!

soknitpicky said...

You are on a roll! I had not paid much attention to that pattern, but you have made it so tempting!

Aesderina said...

that looks fantastic! What do you think about the yarn??

Grace said...

Wow--it is a beautiful sweater and looks amazing on you, especially because it perfectly compliments your hair. Really, truly, wonderful!

Alice @ http://kathrynivy.com

Jane Richmond said...

Absolutely radiant photos, stunning!

I love the cardi... the colour, the stitch pattern, and the fit.

Well done!

jasmine said...

lovely colour. it looks great on you.

sue said...

It is perfect on you, and the color suits you too! What a wonderful sweater and worth all the effort.

Cassy said...

Stunning! That is one amazing cardi. Fabulous job!

yoel said...

The fit is perfect, and the asymmetric front is going to be flattering on a lot of body types. Great job as always!!

Rima said...

Beautiful! You look great!

MalcolmandMarcus said...

Really beautiful, and a great fit!

jen said...

wow!!! so lovely.

Leah said...

I love this!

knitlit kate said...

you look gorgeous in this! nice work.

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Wow this turned out amazing. Looks fantastic on you! I really love the one asymetrical pocket.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Oh I love it!! It looks really great on you. Cool colour too.

melissa said...

this is so beautiful (and so are you!)
i love your knits- they're so inspiring.

Lena Inemyr said...

I love it! :)
I don't have pay pal, is it some other way to buy the pattern?