I love this cardigan.  I started it in the fall, and it knit up fairly fast, and then it sat in pieces in a bag forever.   I dreaded all the tiny stitch-y seaming, but after all the holiday dinners were over, I decided to take a whole day to finish it off while watching 1g5g – this show is like my dark secret. ( Love, love, LOVE! )  All the project details are up on ravelry here.   I would totally make another if it wasn’t for all the seaming again.  Strike that.  I will definitely make another one some day, and I will use Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool again too.   It’s super soft and light.   I am barely aware that I’m wearing.

My only frustration with this sweater is that it really doesn’t look handmade.  At least not handmade by me.  I’m getting lots of surprised looks.   I’m a bit surprised myself, so I understand.

I’ve given it a lot of thought, and it’s made the shortlist of knitted items I plan to wear on Friday night for the Yarn Harlot’s visit to Cotton By Post.   I don’t believe there’s enough time to knit a lace masterpiece in time.   If you are local, and you haven’t got your ticket, what are you waiting for?  Call, email, go there . . . now!

6 Responses to “essential”
  1. tara says:

    Love the cardigan, Nadine. I think I need to knit a cardigan for myself. I am very jealous that you are seeing the Yarn Harlot. Is Debbie also going? Have a great night and you will look smashing in the new cardi.

  2. Debbie says:

    That cardigan looks far better ON you…than on that table. But agreed…it looks like something you just picked up at some shop that sells awesome sweaters, but that is simply a testament to your AMAZING talent. Damn, the Yarn Harlot. I totally forgot. Do you think there’s still space?

  3. that is one gorgeous cardi Nadine!!! and you’re right, it does NOT look handmade! ❤

  4. Kat says:

    Holy crap! You’ve been so unposty then 3 all in one week? BAM! The sweater is lovely and really, doesn’t look like homemade? See how cool you are? 🙂

  5. Robyn says:

    Oh wow, stunning cardigan!

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