Thursday, April 5, 2007

My $1.50



Pattern: Dollar and a Half Cardigan from IK Spirng 2007
Yarn: KnitPicks CotLin in Royal Plum
Started March 8, 2007 Finished March 30, 2007
I changed the fronts and did them both in the lace/ rev St st pattern. The yarn is incredibly soft after washing blocking. I think I need to lightly steam the sleeves though. It was hard to block the sleeves without making a crease down the side.
I never thought I'd have this finished in time for Easter so Tuesday was a mad dash to Joann's for buttons and fabric for my mom to make me a skirt to wear with the sweater for Easter Sunday. I'm so excited to have it done!

10 comments:

al said...

cute! looks good. how is the cotlin feeling?

Robin said...

The cotlin is great! It's a tiny bit stiff when you're working with it but it gets SOOOO soft after it's washed and blocked.

Momo said...

Tres cute! And it looks so good on you, too.

rho said...

Oh that turned out so great! Congratulations and enjoy showing it off on Sunday...

Mary said...

Really pretty. I'm glad to hear you like that yarn. I had bad luck with Knitpicks Main Line (never again!) but I like a lot of their other yarns.

The color is gorgeous and it looks like it fits you well.

WandaWoman said...

I was browsing the $1.50 Cardigan KAL and I have to tell you that I love yours. I liked the initial pictures of the cardigan, but what I liked most a/b it was the stripe and lace. I'm not a huge fan of asymmetrical designs and I feel the changes you made will definitely stand the test of time. If you don't mind me asking, what size did you make?

Knitterbug said...

I don't have the pattern with me but I made the 36 1/4" size, I believe. The one that I made is not the smallest but the next size up.

uaine_cniotail said...

That is beautiful! I love the way it looks! Just wondering how many balls of the Cot Lin it took to finish the cardigan?
Angela
uaine_cniotail@ayhoo.com

Knitterbug said...

I used 9 balls of Cotlin.

Markiesnana said...

I think it came out great!