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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Something New

I started one new project over the last couple of weeks when the blog was silent. It's the Snowbird Cardigan from PipiBird (that's her Ravelry name and I think you can only purchase her patterns through Ravelry). If you're not on Ravelry, click here for a blog post with a picture of the cardigan. I've loved the look of this cardigan since I first saw it - it just looks easy to wear, perfect to throw on over jeans and since I live in jeans, it fits my style. I also think it looks comforting and snuggly.

The cardigan is worked in Reverse Stockinette Stitch with Stockinette "seams" at the raglan shaping. The pattern is written for a Stockinette Stitch collar/front band section, but I decided to try Seed Stitch with an I-cord edging (the same edging used in Coraline). In the picture, the collar section is at the bottom and the body is above it - you can see a couple of the Stockinette "seam lines" too. Changing the collar/front bands to Seed Stitch meant the join between the two collar halves is visible, but in real life, it's less obvious than it is in the photo above and since it's not something I'm going to call attention to and it's in the back of the sweater, I don't think it's going be noticeable.

I'm knitting it in Cascade 220 Heathers in a sweatshirt gray color (I can't remember the exact color number and the skeins with tags are upstairs right now). I know some people think gray is depressing and sad, but I've found that gray brings out the red tones in my hair, makes my eyes look more gold and actually works well with my skin tone, so for me gray is one of my best colors to wear. Also it goes with everything which is always great!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I saw that you linked folks to my blog for a photo of the snowbird cardigan. I love your idea to try the collar/button band in seed stitch...can't wait to see how it turns out :) - katie

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