Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Winter cardigan just in time



 I have a habit of finishing my knitting projects just as the season was ending. I was beginning to think we would run out of cold weather before I finished this sweater started in September.  We are expecting very cold weather next week so it looks like I'll have lots of days to wear it.


The colors were a challenge.  It hand dyed Malabrigo Rios yarn in Candombe  and was almost all the same dye lot.  However, the spools were often very different.  The back is mostly black but when I caught onto the color changes, I alternated spools so it blends reasonably well. Still the back is mostly black and the sleeves mostly blue and green. The front is mostly purple which goes with the purple buttons I got at the same yarn shop.  I've loved working with this yarn and mostly loved going to my local knitting shop when I have a chance to knit amongst fellow crafters.

The colors don't show up that well in the photos.  The pattern was originally Drift from Ravelry.com.  I modified it to add a mock cable design and to add a design to the sleeves.  It was easy to do and is very warm.  I'd love to find a royal blue or purple blouse for it.



I have a scrapbook layout on my worktable and a video in progress so hopefully I'll have something new on my channel soon.  Thanks for visiting today.


5 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Lisa. Counting the days to Christmas!

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  2. Wow - that is so pretty - you are very talented

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  3. Beautiful sweater Lisa- knitting is somewhat of a lost art these days- how wonderful that you have the skills - Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you. You'd be surprised at the number of knitters. Even in small towns, the knitting stores seem to do well. There are so many more gorgeous yarns than were available when I was younger. It's like being in the best candy store ever!

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