Monday, July 23, 2007

Yes, I knit lace... but I can knit cables, too

I began knitting this lacy cardigan (Cool Cardi) June 27, 2004 and finished it August 15th, of the same year!! The pattern is in a small booklet #483 published by 'Patons & Baldwins, Inc.' dated 1986.
I used a cable cast-on with this fingering yarn and US sz 7 needle.
I have worn it so many times and it's light as a feather.
Shades of purple call me all the time so, naturally, I knit it in this lovely shade of lilac.

This Aran Cardigan was knit for DH a while back. The pattern can be found on page 36, in "Two Sticks and a String" by Kerry Ferguson.
I used Cascade 220 and knit it longer than the pattern stated. It is a beautiful cardigan to knit. I need to knit me one, too, now that I have the experience. ;)


Kari said...

Neat. I like the color and pattern on both of them.

Kat said...

Wow, those are great! I especially love the lilac one. Do you normally wear something like a tank top underneath? I want to make something like that for me but I can't figure out what to wear under it.

N. Maria said...

Hi Kat,
I like to wear a thin strapped tank-top under it, either black or white. The pattern really shows up nice against those colors versus pale skin. ;)

Shelly said...

If you like knitting lace you really should see the book "Wrapped in Comfort - Knitted Lace Shawls" by Alison Jeppson Hyde. It's got the most gorgeous circular shawls in it, as well as a couple of scarves.


Shelly said...

Ooops! Forgot to tell you how beautiful the cardigans are - absolutely lovely.


Scarlett said...

I love that lacy cardigan.

A lot!

That is the perfect thing to wear, I found a white crocheted one like that at the Goodwill and want to knit me some. Pattern or pattern source, please.

N. Maria said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments. You all keep me so enthusiastic about my knitting. I only want to do more!!!
I do love to knit lace and will check out the book recommended by Shelly.
I found my copy of the booklet and corrected my post with the name of it and date published.
Thanks again for making me feel like my knitting matters. :)

Lizet said...

I am impressed. They are both very lovely. And what a fine details in the cardigan. I so understand the calling purples, it is the same with me ;).

Romi said...

Those are gorgeous!