Friday, 9 September 2011

FO: Autumn in Ombre

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Pattern: Ombre Cardigan

Yarn: Tanis Fiber arts Pink Label in 'Chestnut' and 'Brick'

Needles: 4 mm circulars.

Mods: None.

Notes: This is one of those perfect sweaters that you know will be a wardrobe staple. I love the easy fit and clean lines, and the ombre effect is the perfect amount of interest- not too much, not too little. It's totally a wardrobe classic.
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It's knit using two strands of laceweight held together, which was nice- it knit up pretty quickly and it was fun to watch the colour shifts.  really enjoyed using one of the brand new TFA colourways, too- Brick is a really gorgeous shade, just right for fall. I can tell I'll be wearing this a lot!

The kitties were really keen on getting in on the photoshoot action (or at least just wanted my attention), but then refused to sit pretty when I tried to include them:
Ombre Cardigan, with cats
Cats. What can you do.

47 comments:

erica-knits said...

It's gorgeous! I wants to make it nows! (I'll trades you one blue sweater for it?)

(The cats have requested that I write in LOLspeak just for them).

Allison said...

Wonderful color combination, and it is definitely a wardrobe staple! Enjoy your new bit of fall :)

Kara said...

My cats do the same thing. And the sweater looks great! If I wasn't in pre-holiday knitting panic, I'd be tempted to do one myself.

Kristen said...

I love it too, a beautiful classic.

Julliana Lund said...

Wow, I love that! I've just added it to my own queue.

Jacey said...

It's so stunning, Julie. I agree with you that this will be a wardrobe classic for years to come! Kitties are such drama queens. ;)

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Ohh love it! That coloring is so pretty and clever. I love the ombre look and I never thought of working it into knitting. So pretty!

Kaitlin said...

It's so beautiful. I know feel the sudden urge to make this.... uh oh :) Love the cats.

Evelyn said...

Brick and chestnut go so beautifully together. So excited to see TFA's new autumn colors and your Ombre highlights brick perfectly. Can't wait to cast on. As for your kitties, we need to find yarns in their colors.

margaux said...

I love it!!! Such a great staple and love the colors you chose.

Kara said...

Oh wow. This is stunning. The colors that you used are perfect. Bring on Fall!

CelticCastOn said...

Beautiful! These are definitely your colours! I think a simple cardi like this is just what my wardrobe needs. Oh the queue it growith.

danielle said...

It's gorgeous! I may have to look into knitting this for myself.

grandmastatus said...

i love it! also i wish i could squeeze your giant cat.

juicyknits said...

Very very cute.

sp-rono said...

Классный котяра! И кофточка красивая.

Jamie S. said...

That may be the biggest cat I've ever seen. Maybe if my biggest cat was so fluffy he would be close though.

The sweater is lovely, btw.

Brendaknits said...

It's gorgeous. And as luck would have it, I will see Tanis and her yarns tomorrow a the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Fair. Might just have to buy this pattern and yarn. thanks for the link

mikka said...

That's so beautiful! It looks fantastic on you :)

NJ said...

What a gorgeous sweater. And like you said classic. will never go out of style

Maryse said...

It's a lovely cardi! Not to say perfect for this time of the year!

foxflat said...

NICE! perfect fall color. Umm and how big is that orange cat?! haha he's so cute

yoel said...

Beautiful! The ombre effect is such fun and the silhouette is perfect for you. Oh, and the kitters are adorable!

kessainstitches said...

Love your cardigan! Now I want a simple ombre one too. :) Your cats kinda reminded me of this funny video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

Jane Richmond said...

I love the colours you've chosen. It's gorgeous! I was just admiring the new Brick colourway on Tanis' blog... I have a feeling this colour will be everywhere this fall!

Hege said...

Beautiful!

Rainy Daisy said...

Can't beat something this classic. Love!

Zulka said...

Classic and beauty!

Cassy said...

Excellent colors. Love the shots with the kitties! That orange one is so huge and cuddly looking!

Monica said...

It's really beautiful, the colors and the pattern...I really like it!
And the cats are adorable too.

soknitpicky said...

That looks wonderful, Julie, especially with your coloring. The ombre effect is just right!

sweet jane. said...

This is so gorgeous! I totally want one in cream/eggyolk/mustard tones like, right NOW.

ifandany said...

oooh, it turned out beautifully! i'm such a sucker for classic shapes!

Michele said...

It is hard to beat a classic cardigan like this. It is lovely and I really like the color combinations.

Clumsy Knitter said...

So cool! I've been thinking about doing an ombre project lately, and this may be the one for me. Your cats are hilarious, btw. :)

Lina said...

Wow, this is just GORGEOUS! And I'm laughing at the cat shots... they are the perfect cat type of shots. :)

Lina
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knitterPat said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love it!:)

N said...

Lovely cardigan. I noticed, though, that yours is much longer and less fitted than the version that Tanis made. Was this intentional?

Hishandmaid said...

the sweater is beautiful. Love, love love the kitty cameos!

CanarySanctuary said...

So pretty! I love how just two colours look like they slowly fade into each other.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I just love the colours in this one.... so 'autumn-y'.

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iikku said...

I Love this and color is perfect =)

leah said...

Love the colour(s)! Wish I had enough patience to knit a sweater!

kathy b said...

I Love your cats.. WHat are there names??? They are huge...

Yarny Days said...

So pretty! You look so good in it.

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