Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blocking and Buttons

Finished! Finished! Finished! I crocheted the button band on Mom's cardigan last night. Now, I'll give it a cold water wash and light tumble dry (it is 100% virgin acrylic yarn), add some simple buttons on the yoke portion and that's it. I'll see Mom on Sunday and have her model it for photos.

This was a fun cardigan to knit. I used a garter and slip-stitch pattern for the lower body of the sweater to give it a swing-coat look.

Pattern: Of course, it's another top-down, adapted from one of the patterns in "Top Down Sweaters: Knit to Fit from Top to Bottom" by Doreen L. Marquart.
Size: Women's Medium
Yarn: Red Heart Super Save, Acrylic, Color: Cafe. Almost 3
skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace Circs, size 10 (yoke and sleeves); size 10-1/2 Addi Turbo Circs (body); Addi Turbo Lace Circs, size 6 (sleeve ribbing).
Crochet Hook: Size "H", button band.

I think Mom will get a lot of use out of this easy-care sweater.

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7 Comments:

At 1:48 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

"100% virgin acrylic"

I love you.

And I love that sweater. Proof positive that you can make any yarn look SMASHING.

 
At 2:29 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Oh Monkeygurrrrrl! Thanks for the compliments. Can you believe it? $9 later and we've got sweater!

 
At 2:30 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Mom is going to love this sweater/jacket Ellen. Nice design.

Judy
Bakersfield

 
At 8:05 PM PDT, Blogger Ruby said...

It looks great! But then your projects always do look great.

 
At 9:30 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

That is just amazing.

 
At 11:52 AM PDT, Blogger justclaire said...

It looks great! I love the design. I'm sure your Mum will love it.

 
At 10:07 AM PDT, OpenID hookedonstring said...

That's awesome!!

 

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