Thursday, October 18, 2007

Asym Cardi Finished!





After quite a delay where I removed the bottom ribbing and redesigned the collar and wrists with a simple single cable twist, sewed on the "perfect" buttons and managed to win a blue ribbon at our local county fair, this lovely sweater is done and fits just right! The pics are from my new digital camera - hope they look okay!

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13 Comments:

At 5:04 PM, Blogger nicole said...

Congratulations. I've always wanted to knit this and I really love the colour you've chosen.

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

it's beeyooteefull! congratulations!

i'm a different nicole from the one with the last comment, btw. :) i've never won any prizes, but i hope you'll visit my blog (http://sfmeetschicago.blogspot.com) to see my latest knitting nature project.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Evelyn said...

Really beautyful and the buttons are perfect. Wonderful work. Congratulations.

 
At 4:03 AM, Blogger Kristina B said...

The photos look great ;-) and so does the finished object. Lovely colour choice too. ;-)

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Beautiful! I tried to make the sweater myself but cant seem to figure out the instructions :(

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger chris412 said...

What yarn did you use? The color is very glowy, I love it.

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger treeba said...

The yarn is Rowan Cork. It was wonderful to work with, but it did require more than the pattern called for. I used a KP Options circ needle btw, which handled the twisted stiches w/ease.

Thanks for your kind comments. I wore it out for the first time today and a total stranger gushed. That was a nice way to start the day!

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger mathiemom said...

Hi Tree,

I realize that this is kind of a late comment, but . . .

I have to say that, having seen your cardi in person at the KR retreat last weekend, it's even more gorgeous in real life than in the photos (if that's possible!).

I didn't remember hearing about the prizes for it - can you tell us about it?

FYI: I'm "Wendy J" from the retreat, and I apologize again for the semi-snarky sounding comment I made about the brightness of the cardi when we were outside. It's really terrific, and I think the color works wonderfully with the sweater design & with your bright personality!

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger mathiemom said...

PS: I just reread your post, and see that you did explain the blue ribbon. Sorry for my spaciness!

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Kristina B said...

Wow - bold colour choice - and the knitting looks fab!

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Zaz said...

hello,
very nice effect, it's different from the original but i still like it.
i chose (a) bold color too to knit mine, it's a bonbon pink.
i did knit the collar because with all that ribbing, the collar balanced it visualy and also because it is rather a thick cardigan that can be worn on top.

i wish i could join this KAL to show it to you :-!

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Zaz said...

one more thing, did you machine sew the edge?
(ps: sorry if my english is bad, i am french).

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger terri said...

just starting this cardi - and found pictures of your award winning version. i love your color choice and modifications are PERFECT -- is there any chance you have the directions for your modified button band and collar?
Congratulations.

 

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