Monday, July 06, 2009

Summer Whisper

What can I say!! Over on Ravelry, in the Posh Yarn Forum they are holding a laceweight cardigan KAL. I dyed myself some merino silk yarn in this delicious aqua colourway and just couldn't wait to get started.
This is the Whisper Cardigan in the Spring issue of Interweave Knits
I had a bit of trouble with knitting the sleeves in the round, first of all I don't do 4 needles and using a 12 inch circular needle really stretched the knitting too much for my liking, so I opted for my favourite method of the magic loop. I found that my addi lace circulars were too sticky at the joints for this fine 2ply laceweight yarn so I changed to my absolute favourites needles, harmonies and I was off! I found that if I held the cord and the needle together the stitches slipped over the join more easily, I soon got into a rhythm. I did get a slight problem with laddering but not enough to spoil my experience. I delightful knit all in all and I feel sad that I have finished it. I made the body 10 inches long instead of 8 inches that the pattern says. A bit more flattring for me I reckon.

I used about 95g of yarn for the whole cardigan, a real bargain for something so wearable!

Thank you to my photographer for taking these lovely photos! I think you need to update your blog honey...

The yarn is the same base yarn that Dee at Posh Yarn used for her Diana yarn, so I feel well and truly posh in it! Shame it's too warm to wear it at the moment ha ha, no doubt that will change soon.

I hope to be having a Summer Affair with this soon...but Spinning for Tour de Fleece is going to be using up my time for a while, and it will good to use up some of my ever growing fibre stash!

18 comments:

Justine said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! Really, really beautiful! You look absolutely stunning in it. And under 100g!!! I'm amazed!

Thimbleanna said...

Ack! You're SO cute! It's adorable. I love it paired with that shirt too -- just perfect!

RooKnits said...

Beautiful. It really suits you - the shape and colour are just perfect.

Alison said...

This is so soft-looking and a gorgeosu colour - it suits you! Beautiful work.

Alison

jolicious said...

I love it - the style and colour!

razmabaz said...

Wow - you look delicious! I've done it. Updated my blog that is... I really should do it more often.

Julie said...

What a lovely little sweater! You look beautiful in it.

peri said...

That looks fab.

I love the pattern for the summer affair - gorgeous.

Linda said...

I love this. The colour is perfect on you.

twigletqueen said...

I love love love that pattern! Very nearly cast on for it last month but I didn't get guage in the yarn I had. Ah well,some other time. Your version isvery pretty, love the summery colour

Vicki said...

Wow, that's really lovely, and it looks fantastic on you. Gorgeous color!

tiennie said...

Looks fantastic on you!

Pixie said...

Wow that is gorgeous and you make a great model :) love the colour and magic loop is the only way to go for knitting in a round.. in my mind anyways ;) and harmonies are the best for the job.

Happy spinning for the Tour de Fleece xxx

Kyoko said...

Oh it's absolutely gorgeous! And you have dyed it yourself too. How amazing!!! :D
Beautiful pattern. It's so fine, it must have taken a while to knit.
Magic loop method is the best1!:D

Michaela said...

OMG woman, you have lost so much weight. Stop now before you fade away! Loving the cardi.
x

KSee said...

You look great. The cardi too.

Felicia said...

Looks fantastic :)

TutleyMutley said...

I've been dithering about this cardigan since I first saw it in IK - it looks gorgeous on you! lovely lovely lovely.

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