Friday, July 11, 2008

My summer cardigan





I finally finished my summer cardigan- and it's still summer! I started it the first weekend in May and finished it the first weekend in July. The pattern is Butterscotch Cardigan from the Spring 2008 Interweave Crochet magazine. It was a fairly straight-forward garment to crochet, each piece went by rather quickly. My stitch guage was a little off from what the pattern called for, but since it is worked vertically and I am taller than average, I didn't have to make any adjustments to the length of the garment. This was also my first real experience blocking and it went fairly well, although I might try a string or wires for the center front pieces next time. Seaming went by fairly quickly too- just match up a stitch on one side to a stitch on the other. Sewing in the sleeves was also wonderful, the striped pattern made it really easy to know what stitches to match up. I also loved working with yarn on a cone- each segment of the sweater was made from a single piece of yarn. The yarn is JaggerSpun Zephyr 50-50 Wool Silk lace-weight. It's a little finer than what was called for in the pattern, but I am pleased with the weight of the sweater.

7 comments:

Umme Yusuf said...

It's lovely, nice work!

TurquoizBlue said...

Very pretty, and it looks soft.

Shepherd's Crook Crochet said...

So Lovely. Nice work!

Karen said...

Very nice -- looks like a great fit. I'm guessing that's a nice weight for your (fabulous) climate too.

Corinne said...

Hi! I love your cardigan. It looks great on you. I hope all is well.

Unraveling Sophia said...

wowie zowie! That is just gorgeous! and what a perfect choice of yarns to use. How much of the Zephyr did you end up using? (was that in your write-up? did I miss it?) I would love to make this :)

PammieJR said...

Your cardigan looks GREAT!

Way to GO!