Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Cardigan, Oh, Cardigan

Back in March when I posted about taking on my first sweater project, a seamless sweater, I got a comment that said: "Once you knit a seamless sweater, you'll never want to knit any other kind."

I must admit, I did get kind of hooked. (Sorry, bad pun...)

I saw a pattern for this seamless cardigan and had to make it.

I bought the pattern here.

My progress so far:

All that's left to do are the sleeves and the neckline. Knitting is super slow, what with size 7 needles, but I'm hoping to be done in about a week.

Because I have yet another seamless sweater project waiting to be cast on. A v-neck.


riseyp said...

pretty color!!

i look forward to graduating to the next level myself: hats! ;-)

Kat said...

Woman, it's BEAUTIMUS! I love it. And am very envious. I have yet to make it beyond the scarf stage. And there are only so many scarves a person can make to own or foist off on friends and family. Really ... must learn hat. Or socks. Or kitty pi. OR ... oh ... pretty much ANYTHING else ... lol.

So kudos to you! It's awesome!

M.Thom said...

My goodness...that is amazing. I can't even knit a sock. I despair of ever doing a sweater. But I would SO do one just like that!

BTW - I recommend hats as a next step. A 16" circular needle and some nice yarn? You'll have a roll-brimmed hat in no time. But if I had any attention span at all, I would love to make a kitty pi too! I am still working on the same checkerboard scarf I started over a month ago...yeah, I am a distractable knitter.

Lynn said...

I followed the link to that pattern and it says the pattern is designed to be knit in the round, but how can that be since it's open in the front?

Your progress looks great so far!

Adi said...

That is so pretty. I love the colour!

katya said...

Whoa, somebody came into the store this weekend wanting yarn for that pattern. I'm so happy to see an in-progress photo! What yarn are you using? It looks fab!

Melliferous Pants said...

Stacy you rock! This sweater is so adorable...
I've graduated from scarves to baby blankets but I'm not feeling brave enough to start knitting real live articles of clothing, yet.

stacyo said...

Thanks for all your supportive comments. And trust me -- this sweater is not that complicated. No seams. You knit from the neck down. I did alter the pattern a bit, as suggested during my seamless sweater class, so if anyone takes this on, email me and I'll tell you how I changed it.
And to answer specifically:

m. thom --
believe me, I have many hat projects "waiting their turn" in the yarn stash drawer! But since I'm so "have to wear it as soon as I'm done with it," those will get picked up as it gets colder. You know, July in San Francisco!

lynn --
you are correct. the pattern is not knit in the round because it's open in the front. it is knit on circular needles, though.

katya --
store? what store? you have a yarn store? please say that you're near my zip code. Bay Area? Oh please oh please.
I'm using Cascade 220 yarn


Quattro color 4933. But you can use anything that gets you 5 stitches to the inch. The pattern called for size 6 needles, but I got 5 to the inch using 7s.

ShelbyD said...

Looks great! I like the pattern.

Inky said...

hate you hate your sweaters :) j/k.

hey can you directly email me so i can ask you a few blogger related questions. thanks for letting me know my blog was fubar - i made some changes and still need some help

inkychick AT cox DOT net

Helen Probert said...

Wow Stacy!
I have been knitting for the last 30 years and have never attempted to Knit in the round.

You have really put me in the shade with that fab cardigan!

xxxxxxx Helen xxxxxxx