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!