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Friday, November 06, 2009


After over a year (due to no fault of it's own), Juno is finished! No one was around to help me with modeled pictures of it when I finished it and being a black cardi, I really wanted pictures before the sun went down.

Details: The pattern is Juno by Amanda Crawford from the Rowan Book 40. The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in the Darkside colorway (I just love that color name!) I used 8 balls of yarn and made the 35 1/2 inch finished size. I added some length to the sweater so it hits more at mid-hip length. I took out the shaping on the body since the entire body is 2x2 rib. (I am of the opinion that there isn't much out there that's stretchier than 2x2 rib - maybe a slinky.) I also didn't put a button hole in the collar because I knew I'd rather pin the crossed collar ends. It also seemed to me that this would make the collar lie better, since I'd be pinning it after putting it on instead of trying to figure out the exact perfect place for a button while I was making it. (Yeah, it gives me adjustability for push-up bra days.)

Just in case anyone is curious, the pin is from R.E. Piland, purchased at MDS&W a couple years ago.

I love the way it fits and as soon as it cools off around here, I'll be able to wear it! (Hello, January!) Have a great weekend! It looks like Cassidy is your preference so I'll get started on it soon. For those of you that loved the other two, don't worry, I'll do them later.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is beautiful! It looks like it will be a long-time favorite to wear.

10:05 AM  
Blogger kate-the-enabler said...

It's really lovely - congratulations. Can we request a modelled pic 'sometime' so we can see that fab collar to its best advantage?

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Love it! Am inspired to finish the many sweater pieces lying around my living room!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your modifications. Non-knitters haven't a clue about the thought processes that go into a well-knit sweater.

Well done!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous alison h said...

Melanie -

This is one of the most beautiful cardi patterns I have ever seen!



1:39 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love your sweater - the color, the yarn and that pattern make a wonderful sweater that will be great for so many occasions. I love the pin instead of buttons, too. Great work. thanks for sharing.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Really beautiful cardi, such a classic look that will never go out of style.

10:11 PM  
Blogger ~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your sweater is beautiful.
Nice job.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

No matter how long it took it is absolutely beautiful.

10:04 AM  

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