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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

wip wednesday - cove cardigan.

...I had planned to use one of these photos to get back on track with wordless wednesday, but I'm just too excited about this project not to share a bit more about it!
first up, the yarn. it's madelinetosh pashmina in the cove colorway, a blend of blues, browns, grays and greens that reminds me of winter in the low country. I know it will look great with jeans...and black and maybe brown and gray, which means it will go with just about everything I own :-) the yarn is a lovely blend of merino, cashmere and silk that is a dream to knit, even on size 4 needles.

then, the pattern. heidi kirrmaier's fall away cardigan. I've knit another of heidi's patterns (peasy. twice) and it was both well-written and well-fitting. this is another top-down seamless design, but it's published by madelinetosh, not heidi. and according to ravelry, I'm an "early adopter" - less than a dozen of them knit so far. which means there are some kinks to work out in the pattern (nothing that major, but I did rip out the first twelve rows or so and re-do them once I figured out the yoke shaping). I've written to madelinetosh and hope there will be a revised version published before I convince any of my students to knit it!

and finally, how it's coming together. (quickly, too - it's just two days of knitting!)

a few more details on ravelry. here.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Andrea said...

I believe I have that pattern queued (or favorited) so I'll be interested to see how it turns out. As for the yarn, before I even read it was Madtosh Pashmina I could tell from the picture it was scrumptious. Maybe this will give me the opportunity to buy a few skeins.

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011  
Blogger Morgan said...

Oo that color looks great!

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011  
Blogger Beth said...

It looks great! Love, love, love that colorway!

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011  
Blogger Lydia said...

loov forward to seeing this done, always nice when a project comes together with relative easy.

Thursday, 27 January, 2011  
Blogger Sara said...

looks beautiful! I like the wrap-around part in the bottom photo (is that what it's going to look like?. and I'm glad "wip Wednesday" wasn't "rip Wednesday." :)

Thursday, 27 January, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love it! beautiful yarn. i wish i could knit that quickly!! :)

Friday, 28 January, 2011  
Blogger Honor√© said...

the yarn is gorgeous and the sweater design very stylishly different. looking fwd to seeing you model the finished product. knit on.
cheers~

Wednesday, 02 February, 2011  

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