Tuesday, December 14, 2004


I finished my ribby cardi and took photos over the weekend:

and the more sassy pose:

I'm super happy with this sweater. It was a really good first sweater project. I learned some new techniques and it was very, very quick. And I'm happy with the one stripe! Thank you all for the positive comments on my previous post!

I made the mock turtleneck version and ran the zipper all the way to the top. My collar came out pretty wonky but I blocked it and it looks a little better. I think I need to sew the zipper on again (my sewing machine skills seem to be as bad as my hand sewing skills) but I'm not sure when I'll do it... (you can tell how badly I sewed it on if you look at the bottom of my zipper).

I didn't modify the pattern at all, and I think I should have. I would have made the sweater and sleeves slightly longer.

The Peruvian wool makes a very warm sweater. The sleeves are pretty tight so I'm not sure if I could wear a long sleeve shirt underneath.

Someone asked me below how many balls of yarn I bought. I made the smallest size and bought 7 balls of peridot and 3 balls of nutmeg heather. I used all the nutmeg heather and 5 and a little bit of the peridot.

Phew! Lots of info there. Let me know if you have any questions!


Blogger margene said...

It's just wonderful! And that little band of color on the arm really sets it off. It's a very cool design feature that makes it look unique. Great job!!

8:43 AM

Blogger Brenda said...

Looks great! You've inspired me to finish my first sweater :)

10:09 AM

Blogger strangelittlemama said...

OMG, that is soooo awesome!! It looks adorable & I love love love the stripe. Nice job-- you can be the rest of our inspiration.

10:16 AM

Blogger LeAnne said...

VERY cool sweater! Love the stripe. I may do that too! Congrats on a F. O.

11:00 AM

Blogger haze said...

I love the stripe! You did really good work.

12:10 PM

Blogger Monica said...

Wow! It looks great! The special detail on the one arm makes it look different from the rest.

12:28 PM

Blogger Tatjana said...

It looks great! Love the stripe :-)

I'm still waiting for my yarn, mighty annoyed with the LYS ...

1:10 PM

Blogger Scoutj said...

Ohhh I love it! And I actually think the stripe on the arm is awesome!!! Great job.

3:18 PM

Blogger Martha said...

Your sweater looks great! I LOVE the stripe on the sleeve. This is a very nice sweater, ESPECIAllY if it is your first! Amazing.

5:38 PM

Blogger Elizabeth said...

GREAT JOB! I love the right sleeve stripe - and the color combo. and the sassy pose.

8:52 PM

Blogger Tanya said...

It looks lovely! Great colours! I really like how the yarn shortage ended up working out looking neat. Congrats on finishing it. (p.s. you look like you are somewhere warm where you don't need the sweater right now!)

9:28 PM

Blogger My Still Life said...

Wow, this looks fabulous! I would never have guessed it's your first sweater.

7:10 AM

Blogger Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

Awesome job! And yes! I agree, the stripe looks great!

8:15 AM

Blogger Roxanne said...

Super cute Cardi and it looks great on you! I really like the adjustment you made with the stripe....very cute and very "hip"! It looks like it was a style design you chose!

10:23 AM

Blogger Lynette said...

Your first sweater looks wonderful on you. And the stripe definitely sets your cardy apart.

7:09 PM


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