January 20, 2011

Sparkling! cardigan

This was such a fun knit!


I liked the pattern when I first saw it, but had no intention of making a fitted dress. But when I saw Jettshin’s Not Sparkle Dress, I could not get it out of my head. I had quite a lot of white ang green yarn in my stash, so I decided to cast on for a cardigan. (Had to get some more green yarn after a while, but more than half of it was from my stash).



The dress is a free pattern from Vogue Knitting. In the original pattern, the shaping is achieved by different needle sizes. I did not do that, but I used the heavier weight green yarn first, and then went down in yarn weight for shaping. It worked ok for a cardigan, I think.


In the original pattern, the dress is worked flat, in two pieces, and then sewed. I really don't see why anybody would do that! Are there any good reasons not to work this in the round? Exept fear of steeking, which I luckily don't suffer from.






You can see details on Ravelry. Yarn weight ranges from light fingering to DK, 100 % wool.

The sleeves are worked top down, the way I learn from the Audrey in Unst cardigan, with short row cap shaping. I did not plan to make puffed sleeves, but I obviously picked up to many stitches, so that't how they turned out - and I decided I like them that way.


For the front ribbing I then picked up too few stitches, had too unravel, and then picked up a stitch on 3 of 4 rows and from every stitch in the back. I used short rows for shaping. I could have made the a wider shawl collar, maybe I will.

Sorry some of the photos are a bit dark - day light is still scarce. And sometimes you think it's quite light, and when you see the photos, you understand it's not so light anyway. But it's getting lighter each day!

11 kommentarer:

knitnetty said...

Så fin jakke du har strikket! Jeg liker også ermene. Og takk for at du minnet meg om Audrey in Unst. Den har jeg hatt i bakhodet siden jeg så den første gang.

Og snart er det helg, og da passer det å ønske deg en god helg.

teresa said...

Väldigt vacker kofta!
Ser din blogg för första gången och tycker att din profilbild är SÅ fin!

Huset i midten said...

Nydelig! Og god idé med forskjellige garntykkelser som "shaping"!

Amanda said...

This is beautiful! Amazing work, well done!

Nina said...

Beautiful!

fredericaknits said...

That's amazing. It certainly puts any of the colourwork I've ever done to shame!

Pinneguri said...

Jakka er kjempefin, det har vært potentiale i det mønsteret - og de fargene - helt fra jeg så deg begynne på den. Jeg liker veldig godt de ribba delene, men jeg ser også at ermefasongen nok passer bedre på en slank dame (som deg) enn på en litt, eh, rundere, som meg. Heldigvis da at det er til deg du har strikka ;)
Jeg lurer forresten på om jeg skal ta en togtur til byen din i midten av februar, kanskje jeg får se den in live?

torirot said...

Tusen takk for alle hyggelige kommentarer!

Thanks for your nice comments!

Knitnetty - Audrey in Unst anbefales på det varmeste :-)

Pinneguri - du skal gjerne få se jakka live hvis du tar en tur nordover, det hadde vært hyggelig :-)

Annepålandet said...

Jakka ble flott! Litt av en jobb.
Jeg la også merke til mønsteret i Vogue - men siden jeg absolutt ikke hadde tenkt å strikke den kjolen, glemte jeg det bort. Men det gjorde seg jo så godt som jakke!

skb said...

Jakka di vart nydeleg!

Og, ja, no kan eg leggje inn kommentarar :)

jannelea said...

Just love it! Super cool!

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