Friday, September 2, 2011

Finished Object Friday


CeCe is done! It's a beautiful pattern and the resulting cardigan is also beautiful - I'd highly recommend it. When you're doing raglan decreases and neck decreases at the same time, you do need to keep track of where you are, but otherwise the pattern's not nearly as difficult as it looks. In fact the lace pattern is just eight rows (four pattern rows + four rest rows) across nine stitches so it's pretty easy to memorize. It still needs a button - I hope to find the perfect one at the KW Knitters Fair in just over a week.

Andrea is modeling here, but she's about a foot shorter and considerably smaller than the person for whom this cardigan is intended. Which explains why she's swimming in it. I've knit the medium size and added length to the sleeves and the body for a very tall person. Personally I like the red cardi paired with the yellow sundress but Andrea thinks the combination is altogether too much "ketchup and mustard".

The yarn is okay; it's a mohair blend and a bit scratchy. I gave it a Eucalan soak, and then I gave it a Pantene hair conditioner soak, so it's better than it was. Andrea found it a bit scratchy for bare skin but said it'd be fine over a thin turtleneck or something like that. I'd love to do the cardigan again in the recommended silk or cotton blend yarn.

As always check out the list at Tami's Amis for lots more inspiration!


20 comments:

RugbyMad said...

So pretty. And might I add perfect colour for our spring which has arrived!

I promise I will stop now, banging on about spring that is.

pinkundine said...

It's gorgeous, I love the colour!

erin said...

I love it! I also love the idea of soaking it in pantene shampoo (which is what I use for my hair) - oddly I've never thought about soaking knitting in shampoo!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks great - have fun button hunting!

Chrisknits said...

Lovely!! Way to go. Now, when do you start on yours?

Vivianne said...

LOL love the ketchup & mustard: a cheerful combination :)

sparkeespud said...

Wow! It turned out lovely!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations!! Haha, I have to laugh at the ketchup and mustard comment. My high school's colors were red and yellow, and at cheerleading camp they always called us the "Ronald McDonald squad"!

Heather said...

Beautiful!!

Rachel said...

oohh i love this, colour is fabulous, i must finished some of my WIP before i take on any more lol x

Mamgi said...

that looks such a pretty pattern :)

Dee said...

That is a gorgeous cardi! Congrats on the finish!

Frieda said...

Congratulations , it absolutely beautiful !

Kathleen said...

Ooh, gorgeous! I really love the texture, and even too-big, it looks really wonderful when worn, which is sure to be a good sign. Good luck with your button search. :)

autumngeisha said...

What a pretty cardigan! I love how it looks with the dress. Great color, too.

Just-in said...

It's great! I'm sure the person who get it will love it!

Andria said...

I love bold colours together (probably because I don't wear them well) so yay for ketchup and mustard. The cardi is gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Beautiful!
Ah, mohair... I've never fallen in love with it. Good thoughts about the soaks!

Liz said...

That is stunning! I love the colour

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks great even if it is a little large for your model. On my monitor it appears as an orangey red that goes very nicely with the yellow dress