Friday, July 31, 2009

The Perfect Summer Cardigan

To tell you the truth... when I put this away last summer after knitting only one sleeve, I never expected to actually pull it out again. The fact that I not only pulled it out again, but finished it is nothing short of a minor miracle! Even more miraculous... it fits and I love it!

"Martha" from Rowan Magazine No. 37

Rowan "Martha"

Rowan "Martha"

Rowan "Martha"

Rowan "Martha"

And yes, I can button it! But I probably won't wear it this way.

Rowan "Martha"

So there you have it... some 1100 yds of Rowan 4ply Cotton knit at 7 stitches to the inch on size 1 needles. Whew!

Now...


for the Perfect Fall Cardigan...

12 comments:

Maria said...

You're my hero! You're crazy, but my hero. I'm predicting you'll wear it a ton!

Lydee said...

it looks great!!! congrats!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks so much for posting the photo of you wearing your finished cardi!
I love it and it looks perfect on you.
You should be very proud.
Hugs,
Donna

knitknerd said...

It looks great! 7 stitches to the inch on size ones for a whole cardigan - gah! I would have so given up. Good thing summer lasts until like November down there right? That perfect sweater should get some good wear!

jane said...

That really is a PERFECT summer cardigan...just beautiful!

marit said...

Wow! It looks great! Well done!

Knitter said...

I love it, Tammy! You did a great job. It looks great and really suits you. :)

Chrisknits said...

It's gorgeous and looks great on you. Way to go. Now, if only you could take my UFOs and do something with them.

leann said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm glad you finally found your perfect summer cardi!

And when you find the perfect fall cardi, will you let me know?

Warrior Knitter said...

Fabulous cardigan! It looks great on you. I'd say it was worth it!

Octopus Knits said...

Beautiful!

Yarnhog said...

I love it! And it's done! It doesn't get any better than that, does it?