Thursday, January 24, 2008

The first demonstrable sweater of 2008!

I finished my cardigan last night and wore it to work today, to much admiration! It's warm and cozy and fits perfectly. I love it!

I made the back collar much more dramatic than the pattern suggested.
I also added extra rows of the contrasting color (yellow), used roving for the contrasting color, did no sleeve shaping, and redid all the numbers because my gauge was different than what was suggested.

So I made a sweater sorta inspired by the one on the cover of the Rowan Ribbon Twist Collection.
One of my bosses called it "The Admiral's Sweater," a moniker which has seemed to stick.

P.S. Chris is crafty, too. I saw the light on in our study/library/craft room, and upon entering I saw this, Chris using one of my sewing machines to make a cat toy filled with fresh catnip from an old t shirt. Wow.


Macoco said...

The roving edging is truly inspired. I love the color contrast between it and the gray. Beautiful.

Horse 'n' Round said...

love it, love it, love it! The roving contrast is perfect, and it looks so nice and cozy!

knitography said...

I love the exaggerated collar - very unique! BTW, I was nominated for the “you make my day” award, and now I’m passing it on to you. The rules are as follows: “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on.”

Gitte Jensen said...

Love the collar - It looks great on you.

nicole said...

The sweater must look just fantastic with your matching hair.

My head would explode if I ever found my hubby at a sewing machine. He's got a lot of amazing qualities and talents, but "crafty" definitely isn't one of them!

KGLO said...

I like your version much better.

Joan said...

That looks so warm & cozy!

Gotta love a guy who sews! ;-}

Gitte Jensen said...

Dear Ann, You've got an award (more). Looke at my blog (in Dansih....) It's a "You Make my day"-award ;-)

You and your bright colors make my day!