Thursday, July 12, 2018

All About Sweaters

Life has been busy here. With my travels coming up soon, I've been working, seeing our parents, trying to finish a project for a show.  And, most importantly, trying to set up travel knitting projects! Even summer vacation is busy.

I have finished the cardigan for my daughter, Rachel, with just over a week until I fly to Florida. I'll give her the sweater then -- and hope that it fits!
It's the Windchill Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre. The pattern is easy and well-written. I used Valley Superwash DK, which was lovely to work with and is a good value for the price. I really like the waffle-weave edging.

With that done, I have tracked down my Vodka Lemonade sweater, which I'm knitting in Cascade Sport-Weight. 
I was able to slip it on today, and I think it's going to fit. I have broad shoulders, so I added some length to the raglan shaping. It's a very sweet little pattern, but I'm not sure it was smart to make it in wool. It's more of a summer sweater. 

Maybe I'll make a second? I don't know. That seed-stitch collar took forever!


10 comments:

  1. You have good taste in sweaters! It will make for good vacation knitting-it will work for Fall , I'm sure! Happy travels ahead!

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  2. Beautiful finish and a beautiful start! I love how seed stitch looks but hate how slow it is.

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  3. I love that cardigan. It's next up in my queue if I ever get these two that I have on the needles done.

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  4. Lovely cardis. You are right. Seed stitch takes FOREVER!!! Safe travels to Florida.

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  5. Beautiful knitting! And, I love your Vodka Lemonade!

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  6. The sapphire cardigan is beautiful - a classic design. Seed stitch takes me forever to knit. I think the Vodka Lemonade cardigan could easily be worn at work during the winter. Have a safe trip to a Florida.

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  7. Lovely, wearable sweaters. I love that seed stitch collar. The charm of that seed stitch will make it worth the time and effort in the end. :-)

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  8. I love your Windchill Cardigan (especially with that waffle edging) and I bet your daughter will, too! You have been a busy knitter of beautiful sweaters!

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  9. Gorgeous cardigan! Your daughter is one lucky gal. I love the waffle details, too.

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  10. Have a fabulous time visiting your daughter! Try to get to Shark Valley if you've not been there before; it's very interesting. Love your sweaters! You are a good finisher!

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