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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Pink Dexter is Finished!

It's completely finished now!  This is my second Dexter cardigan, knit in Madelinetosh Dandelion in the (sadly discontinued) colorway Carnation.  I stopped at 3/4 length on the sleeves because the color just seemed to call for shorter sleeves.  Otherwise, I followed the pattern exactly.  This is my first time knitting with Dandelion.  It's very similar to Tosh Merino Light, but it has linen added to it, which adds more texture to the yarn.  I like Tosh Merino Light, and I enjoyed knitting with Dandelion.  I'll have to see how it wears.
Here's a detail shot which shows the color more accurately.  I used pearl buttons on this cardigan.  I love the classic shape of this pattern, with its fine gauge yarn and tiny buttons.  This one and the long sleeved Dexter I knit in Ink should be wearable for thousands of years.
I thought I'd include this picture as well for anyone who doesn't understand what a difference blocking makes.  This is the picture you saw last week, when the knitting was finished but before the blocking and buttons were added.  Kind of a huge difference!



Blogger Merry Karma said...

It's beautiful Melanie! Congrats!

2:31 PM  

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