Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Yacht Club

Pattern: Drops 100-32 Short cardigan with ¾ sleeves knitted in moss sts
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Silk
Needles: US 7
Mods: Many. Primarily for gauge, but overall I just loosely followed the pattern above and made the rest up as I went.

I do love this little sweater. It's going to be perfect for those little summer evening chills. I even found little flower buttons for it - they're so freakin cute that even my husband likes them. It needs to be washed and blocked, but I think this will become a summer favorite. I'm thinking of making one in black... though perhaps with proper gauge this time. Not only was I translating between centimeters and inches the whole time, I was also trying to adjust for my gauge, which was way off. In the end, though, I'm happy. Quick knit too!

As for Glee - well, I'm sad to say that I think Glee will have to be completely frogged and restarted. I finished it to just below the bust and finished the sleeves to try it on... no dice. It's tight across the neck (which is a deal-breaker) and it's a bit stretched and tight across the shoulders. So it's going to go into the "redo" pile. It will eventually be an adorable little cream colored top, just not right now.

Which leaves me time to work on my minimalist cardigan! I have slated time tomorrow to work through the sleeve pattern and try to figure out what I want to do. I'm leaning towards the "kimono" look - loose and floppy - though not too loose and floppy. Like the hourglass sleeves. What do you think?

8 comments:

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous picture! The sweater is perfect for chilly evenings and looks great! My two cents - I like the less loose kimono idea for the Minimalist. :)

Katherine said...

Beautiful! And it's just perfect with that dress.

Cecilia said...

Ooh, so pretty! Looks great with your dress too.

tiennie said...

This is so beautiful on you! Love it. Just perfect!

Team Knit ! said...

It looks amazing! And goes just perfectly with your dress!

- Julie

a friend to knit with said...

so beautiful! i actually thought that the first photo was out of a magazine. gorgeous shot.
gorgeous sweater.
hourglass still on my list. i love it!

Hilary said...

The sweater is SO pretty! And perfect with your dress. I bet you'll get a lot of use out of that outfit!

Octopus Knits said...

Lovely!

I think a Minimalist Cardigan with kimono-style sleeves would be beautiful.