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July 27, 2010

Lloie's Cardigan







Pattern: Lloie's Cardigan by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, Rowanspun DK and Harrisville Shetland DK
Needles: US4 and 2.75mm Addi Turbos
Notes: Gauge was a huge problem with this sweater. I had many starts and the fabric would grow and grow as I knit. Eventually when I finished the colorwork the sweater grew quite a bit more with blocking. I ended up cutting off about 4" from each sleeve and knitting new cuffs. I also used Rowanspun DK in yoke mistakenly believing it was Felted Tweed. The Rowanspun is larger so the yoke of the sweater is a bit big. Overall I'm really happy with the colors and the feel of the Felted Tweed and I think this will see a lot of wear come fall.

6 comments:

Sasha said...

Look at your pretty cardigan!

Marion said...

It is beautiful - I love the colors.

Barbara said...

The yoke us just gorgeous! Pretty. You could send it my way if it's too big...

Caryn Lantz said...

YAY! Congrats on finishing up this fantastic sweater! All the time, sweat, and tears was well worth it!

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I love it, love it, love it

The second layer of icord made it. Now we need the.m picture of you wearing it.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job; I love the colors.