Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WIP: a real cardigan

I think every year I vow to make myself more sweaters, since there are still sweater-shaped-gaps in my wardrobe. Thus, I was annoyed to realise that this is my first sweater of 2013, and it's already September! The last sweater I made for myself was my purple classic raglan last November.

Anyway. Better late than never, a cardigan for me.

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I'm making the Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos using New Lanark Pure Wool DK in "Woodland." The colour is a bit less grey than the photo shows. To me it says MEADOW. It is heathered and has an impressive depth of colour, like many New Lanark colourways. In addition to green, there is yellow, purple, blue, and even red. I can't even try to hope to capture it in a photo, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

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At the moment it is all stockinette, but I have deviated from the pattern significantly in an attempt to add shaping using Little Red in the City as a guide. A new challenge! Haha. We'll see how it turns out.

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The pattern and your beautiful yarn will make an incredible sweater.

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  2. Love the color you are using! It will be a perfect Fall sweater.

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  3. Oooh, can't wait to see this finished - loving the color so far.

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  4. That close-up show really shows of the depth of that colorway. It's lovely!

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  5. This is a terrific green. Versatile for the whole year.

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  6. A perfect match of yarn and pattern! Such a beautiful green. I am in the same boat as far as having no sweater completed so far this year. But cooler weather is quite the motivator to get some sweaters off the needles.

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  7. It looks amazing. The close up almost does the yarn justice. YAY for a you cardigan.

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  8. I've been really jonesing to knit a sweater lately and your photos are making it harder to resist!

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  9. I've had this sweater on my to-knit list for a while now! You couldn't have picked a better color either, absolutely love it. I really look forward to hearing about your experience knitting it!

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