Monday, October 26, 2015

So, How's That Sweater Going?

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I'm still working on my Fair Isle cardigan. I ripped out my big mistake, and corrected the error in the pattern. 

I've finished knitting the body and sleeves of this garment.  




I'm very pleased with how the bands of pattern aligned. 




My next task was stabilizing the stitches next to where I'll be cutting my knitting. I knit the body of the cardigan as one big tube, and did likewise with what will become the two sleeves. 

Maybe all this crochet is overly cautious, but I'm not willing to risk having the whole garment self-destruct. 

Chopping apart a project that I've worked on so lovingly is a scary business. 




Cardigan (the cat, not the garment) has gotten in the way of my crocheting. He's a little string obsessed. 




I ended up needing to dye more yarn for my button bands, neck facing, and cuffs. This color -- dyed with black walnut hulls -- was a bit of a surprise, but it's kind of perfect, tying everything together. 




Pretty, isn't it?

3 comments:

torirot said...

Beautiful work and beautiful colours!

dianesteelequilts said...

Just. Amazed. . . .

Anonymous said...

I just love your intricate knitting. Your feral cats don't seem too feral anymore.
Larvalady_ZZ

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