Monday, August 20, 2007

I love it, rolled edges and all.


minicardiwithtop2
Originally uploaded by The Prolific Knitter
There are more photos on my Flickr page if you click on the one you see here. The specs on this little beauty:

Started: August 6, 2007

Finished: August 17, 2007 (though I initially was going to install a zipper, but settled on this clasp today to maintain the soft lines of it.)
Pattern: This should be obvious. ;)
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in Venetian, a dark plummy brown. My gauge was off, so I made the smallest size to accomodate the yarn. It worked perfectly, in my opinion.

Notes: The rolled edges are actually nice. All while knitting it, I was suspicious... would I end up with knit tubing framing the girls? It does roll a little at the edges, but that just makes it softer (in both looks and feel) and the more pronounced rolling at the bottom is perfect for letting a bit of lace ruffle peek out from this otherwise staid cardigan. When I wear this, I feel very scholarly. *grin*

I hope y'all out there have a similarly wonderful experience with your Minis. This sweater is very versatile, and I think you'll find yourself wearing it all the time...!

4 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow! That really is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your opinion on "the roll." I'm glad to finally see one finished in the "real world."

Bobbi said...

wow it looks great! Love the color you chose, beautiful. Where did you find the clasp you're using? I might have to get a similar one :)

Amanda said...

That's absolutely lovely! And the edges aren't rolling badly at all...it's great to see a finished cardigan.

Arctic Knitter said...

The clasp is a nice touch! I've yet to CO - I'd better get moving. Beautiful!