Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Maximum Love, Minimal Sweater

I am really excited about this sweater!


Minimalist Cardigan
Interweave - Fall 2007
Karabella Aurora 8
Knit Picks Options - size 7 circulars



It was a pretty quick knit. I am very pleased with the texture of the moss stitch and surprisingly enjoyed knitting it as well. Seaming the moss stitch was a little more challenging at first but then I just ended up putting right sides together and doing some simple, quick and dirty seaming that ended up working just fine since the moss stitch lacks definition on the edges.



The Karabella is wonderful to knit with and I think this will be a perfect weight sweater for our climate. I imagine I'll get a lot of use out of it.

As for the blocking that I was impatiently struggling with... I ended up tossing it in the dryer. This could've been a disaster but it came out great. (I started with one sleeve and dried it a bit at a time first.)

Now I must attempt to get things in order for my father's arrival tomorrow night. You know, things like grocery shopping, laundry, de-cluttering under and around the bed he's going to sleep in, and properly sorting the silverware and kitchen drawers where my boys tend to dump stuff as they unload the dishwasher. I suppose I could've done all this over the weekend when we weren't trying to get schoolwork done too. But I was so busy with all the football, knitting and napping that I just didn't have time. Oh, and I went to church too. Busy, busy I tell you!

17 comments:

Angelika said...

Love the sweater and you were way to worried about the kitchener in the back. Nobody can see it, but I'm sure it would have bothered you.

lynda said...

It's perfect!

Charity said...

This looks great, Tammy, I'm so glad the blocking worked out! :0)

~Kristie said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! Now you have my fingers itching to cast on for it.

must resist, must resist, must resist

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

that swewater looks great Tammy! I love the easy look of it - especially the 3/4 length sleeves - they are my favorite since I'm always pushing them up. . . enjoy!

marit said...

well done,it looks great!and a lovely colour too.

Bonnie said...

It's gorgeous. The fit and the color are perfect!

Laura said...

Wow! THat is gorgeous! And very attractive on you!

Laura said...

That looks fabulous! I'm glad to know it all worked out in the end.

sophanne said...

That is great! It looks fabulous. What's knext on the kneedles?

Donna Boucher said...

Yay for sweater love!!!

You look fantastic and so does your sweater.

handknit168 said...

love this cardigan.

uberstrickenfrau said...

You are a fast knitter!!! I can't believe how you pop these things out!!! It looks sooooo awesome on you, I want one!

Michelle said...

Love it!! You finished this so quickly! Have fun with your dad!

Octopus Knits said...

It looks great!

Sarah said...

It's perfect!

amanda said...

I really love that color and the moss stitch - nice work!