rennes

2.20.2011

a cardigan : in which i promise there won't be anymore sweater posts for a while after this







I promise this is the last you'll hear about knitting sweaters for a while! I just finished the above cardigan a few days ago. I used more of the berocco pure merino heather in a beige color (forget the name of the exact colorway - I love this yarn so much, after blocking it drapes really nicely). I had first run into this sweater on impluse/totokaelo about a year ago and wanted to make one like it, and then later ran into this one by garmenthouse which reminded me of the first one, so it was a very good source for a pattern base. I had originally intended to add a similar hook and eye grosgrain ribbon closure like the humanoid, but in the end I decided against it as I wanted something a bit more simple. Or maybe I'll make another one and try it on that one. I had to tinker a bit with the sleeve decreases because I made the raglan seam too long and didn't want to sweater to have "lunch lady arms" as Jesse called it. The one thing I do feel pretty good about is how the collar turned out - I like it being twice as thick so it's a bit sturdier. The custom raglan pattern was great and really easy to use, I can imagine using it again and again.

Something also just occurred to me as I was typing this up - can non-ravelry users visit these links? (If not I'll try to find some other links to use - I don't like that I wouldn't be able to properly credit sources!) I tried signing out once to see if it was the case - and it didn't work - but then another time I tried the same thing and it did - so I don't really know. I think ravelry isn't in beta anymore so you don't have to wait for an invitation - so it's easy to join, for those that are interested.

Side note - one of my favorite things I've bought this winter is the Bodkin Einstein dress. I love the cupro fabric (similar to washed silk) and it's such a fun shape - and so easy to layer with different pieces. I think Bodkin is quickly becoming my favorite line - my friend has one of their shirts and I want one so bad! And their spring stuff looks so awesome too! Plus, I think the name "Bodkin" is about the best name ever.

9 comments:

valerie said...

that is really lovely, julia! i think the knitting posts are great, by the way. i'm inspired to have a go at something wearable now.

the dress is so nice too.
xx

katharine shields said...

you have to be logged in on ravelry to see the links!

oktooca said...

beautiful! i love the color and pattern.

julia said...

Thanks Valerie! I can't wait to see what you'll make :)

katharine - Thanks for the info - it's just been a bit inconsistent for me in past but it's good know how other people are seeing it. And funny, thing, I was just looking at your website and the first picture I saw was of someone who went to my school - I think his name was Hughey but I haven't seen him for a long time! Were you at smfa?

Oktooca - thank so much! I love beige and taupe so much!

stephanie renee said...

everything you have been making lately is so beautiful!

EvaForeva said...

So pretty as always! I am making a similar one after you posted the other girl's sweater with buttons. I loved it. Will see if I get to finish it this year, haha.

Candice Ware said...

I love it knit all you want its super cute!

smunch said...

oh, that looks so good! nice job!

Bianca said...

don't stop the sweater posts. some body has got to do it and you do the job so well!