Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FO - Shaker by Kim Hargreaves

I realized that I never posted about my finished Orange Shaker! I was waiting 'cause I wanted to sew the ribbon into the button bands. And then, I just started wearing it... and wearing it... and wearing it... and I finally realized that I was happy with the sweater the way it was and that I wasn't choosing to put the ribbon in because I no longer wanted to. I loved the idea of the blue ribbon - I think it would look great - but it would make the sweater less wearable for me. And I am really enjoying wearing this cardigan. I wear it a LOT. This is, without question, the most wearable sweater I've made for myself (which is not saying too much - after all, I've only made 2 other long sleeve sweater-like items for myself.) So... it's finished!



Specs

Pattern: "Shaker" by Kim Hargreaves, from Rowan magazine issue #25
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Catania - orange
Needles: size 2.5 Knit Picks Harmony. Size 1 for the garter edging & bands.
Modifications: None, really. I subtracted some rows in the shoulder cap to make up for my row gauge being off.

5 comments:

maryskid said...

I absolutely love that sweater on you. I wouldn't have sewn the blue ribbon on either because it would be less wearable for me too. Excellent, excellent knitting Beanmama!

Knit Witch said...

Wow!! It looks great!

Rachel said...

Looks great!

Casey said...

That's just lovely!

patrice said...

Miss you!
It still really sucks that you moved.
Agh!
Let me know your new address/phone when you get settled.
xoxox
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