Cropped Cardigan with Leaf Ties (a.k.a. "Leaf")

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Taste the happy!

Lookit--I knit a cardigan! It was a small project, the cropped cardigan with leaf ties from last year's spring Knitty, but I'm still pretty happy with my ability to create a garment that I can wear in public without embarrassment. I made a few modifications, most notably to decrease the depth of the scoopneck and increase the length of the cardi, which I think generally make it less trendy but probably something that I'd wear more than once...The only thing that confuses me is that despite doing a slip-stitch edge and blocking like crazy, I still have rolly stockinette edges. Oh, well.

Right now, I'm working on Hanami, which is an absolutely gorgeous stole pattern, using the
luxurious Sea Silk that I bought some time ago. So shiny...and it knits up really nicely, with a lovely sheen. I have a few more skeins in the stash which I think will work really well for the other shawls I have planned for the future. I'm thinking my next project will either be fair isle mittens, or maybe the Sunrise Circle Jacket (pdf)...depending on how ambitious I am.