Thursday, January 21, 2010

My current obsession

Over the holiday break, I cast on for this sweater.

Progress: Muddy Maroon Cardigan

Even though I've committed to 10 shawls this year, among other things, this is all I want to knit right now. The pattern is the super awesome Garter Yoke Cardigan, by Melissa LaBarre. I finished the handspun portion (just knit until I ran out), which is Mud Creek yarn I got as a gift from my good friend, Sarah. Now I'm using maroon Northampton for the body. I tried it on, and so far everything fits very well. I'm almost finished with the first sleeve, then I'll do the second, and finally, finish the body.

Thoughts on a button color? I don't want to distract from the handspun, which is definitely the highlight of the sweater. Hmmm. At least I have some time to figure that out.

I love a seamless sweater!

8 comments:

  1. Buttons are always the hardest part of a sweater for me...that's why so many of my sweaters are buttonless! I really like greenrayprod on etsy. Lots of cool buttons to sift through.

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  2. it looks great! i love that sweater. no suggestions on the button color. i'm really bad at picking buttons.

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  3. Gorgeous! The yarn is beautiful.

    Maybe wooden buttons, in a nice, burnished brown? Something organic to go with the feel of the yoke?

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  4. Hmmm...how about wooden buttons? I think those would go great!

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  5. Oh, lovely handspun! That's a gorgeous sweater and will looks great with the Northampton. As for buttons, I agree, something wooden and rustic.

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  6. I love the colors in the sweater and look forward to seeing it when you are finished!

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  7. Soooo pretty! I can't wait to see what beautiful items they become.

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  8. (got distracted by your posty widget!)

    Your handspun is great... I got something similar lately from pencil roving and was looking for something fun to make with it. Never thought of using it for the yoke of a sweater - very smart. Now I have ideas!

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