Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy New Sweater!


I have tons of love for this new sweater! I really wasn't sure how it would turn out; substituting a woolier, less-drapey yarn, the weird yoke, the bell sleeves, the ruffle at the bottom. But I worked it, bay-bee. And I love it!

Really, I could use about 100 exclamation points during the course of this entry(!), but I will spare you any more gushing. Here's the back:

Here's the yoke:

And here are the specs:

Pattern: Cabled Cardigan by Shiri Mor, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Winter 2007/2008

Yarn: Cascade 220 Quatro Color 5017 Moondance, 6.5 skeins

Mods: Obviously, I omitted the ombre effect that they used in the magazine sample and went with one color yarn. I also added a four stitch seedstitch button band to the front. I omitted the buttonholes in the yoke while knitting the fronts, but placed a marker where they were supposed to go, so I could put them in the same spots when I knit the button band.

A few more details on Ravelry.

23 Comments:

Blogger Kerry said...

Oh my gosh!!! It's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Simply stunning! The color is especially flattering and very fresh for the season. Congrats on getting it finished! :-.

3:26 PM  
Blogger hmk said...

cuuuute! I heart it!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Very nice! Great color, too.

8:04 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

What an amazing and gorgeous sweater! It looks fabulous on you.

8:57 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Beautiful! Looks wonderful on you!

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first sighting of the sweater brought on a 'Oh my gxxxd, I love it!'
It is truly awesome, you are such an expert knitter and the sweater is very flattering for you, truly awesome.

I wish I could knit, maybe in another 25yrs.

4:58 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Emily, that sweater is swoon-worthy! It looks like the perfect design and color for you. Very nicely done!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Emma said...

It look absolutely perfect, Emily! It so flattering and nice too. If it was my sweater I would not take it off, at all, for at least a week or more.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Alotta.knittin said...

That's beautiful!!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

really looks great on you--love it

7:55 PM  
Blogger The Chickengoddess said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. That piece didn't blip on my radar in the magazine, but yours is wonderful.

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks so pretty in person too. I was admiring it when I met you at knitting a couple of Fridays ago.
Jamie

8:47 AM  
Blogger Maja said...

The sweater turned out fabulous! I absolutely love it...and now I'm going to have to cast on for one for myself!
-Maja (Nan's daughter) in Reno

1:04 PM  
Blogger saphire said...

The sweater looks great - - awesome job! I know I went got me a copy of this sweater because I want to make my own. Just wondering is this knit in the round? Excellent job - - way to go!!

Rosalia

4:17 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

looks super cute!!!

5:58 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

It's simply gorgeous-I saw the progress from time to time and the finished sweater is stunning. It looks so much better than what they had in the magazine photo!
I also LOVE the new batch of Sophie's Toes I had delivered to my doorstep on Saturday-YUMMY :) Many thanks!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Stunning--and waaaay beyond my skills.

9:14 PM  
Blogger judy coates perez said...

Emily, this is gorgeous, I love the stitch patterns. I am sorry we missed each other at the show, I was probably at lunch with Frieda and Laura. Aren't there some birthdays coming up soon? :)

11:44 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Great color, great sweater -- it looks so cute on you!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

That is a really, really pretty sweater!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Vicky aka stichr said...

This is one of those times I really wish I could knit!-x a jillion[for the ! mark]
It looks smasho on you!-x a gajillion

3:12 PM  
Blogger JL said...

O my, this will takes ages for me to knit, very unique piece of sweater! Love it, u did a good job.

7:29 PM  

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