Thursday, November 13, 2008

Finished Cardigan

Based on a garment called Dream by Kim Hargreaves, which I cannot find anywhere on the internet anymore, this is a shortsleeve version of her cropped long sleeve cardigan.
I needed a lighter weight sweater and this one is just that. Light as a feather, knit from Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool which I bought years ago, on sale of course, from my lys.

This was a trick to photograph. For one thing my closet is pretty small, and not all that bright. But I wanted to show the length and how it doesn't grab the butt. No sideseams and knit from the neck down. Afterward I added a few rows at the neck and some eyelet stitches to make it more cohesive. I hope it replaces the Cardigan of Constant Sorrow that I tossed out last month. I wanted short sleeves so I won't get them gooey or wet doing the things I tend to do.
I started this a long long time ago and used the Knitting Pure and Simple Neck Down Cardigan as my guide. Of course I used lighter yarn, and a different stitch and can't remember what I casted on with, but did use #5 circular needles for the whole thing, except finishing the neck and sleeve caps. For that I switched to a #3 circular.
I feel that the fabric is too light to put buttons on and it stays pretty much closed anyway so not to worry.
And now onto something a lot more colorful and fun!


  1. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Love the sweater and the color! Makes me wish I'd learned how to knit. :)


  2. That cardigan looks like you bought it from a store...compliments to you. Great job!

  3. Pretty tame color for, but absolutely beautiful! You will get a lot of use from it and it seems to be very versatile. I could see it paired with a silk dress or dress slacks, levi's or a skirt.

  4. Melody,
    That just is NOT your color!
    It is my best color.
    Send it to me and knit another one in a brighter color for you!

  5. This is SO flattering, Melody!! I love it on you.

  6. Anonymous6:52 AM

    Loving it, I can't believe you knitted it up so quickly! The color is wonderful too.

  7. Anonymous2:19 PM

    The cardi is gorgeous! Love the color and the stitches - a perfect combination! It's enough to make me grab my knitting needles and cast on!


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