Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fiery Featherweight

Whooo it is done!


This one felt like it went on and on forever, with all those stitches in such fine yarn. At times I was ready to tuck it in a corner and let it collect dust for a while, but NaKniSweMoDo spurred me on -- I was a month behind my self-set goal and this cardigan was the closest to completion. I'm glad I persevered because it is sooo very lovely, soft, airy and doesn't scream 'hey I made this'.


Pattern: Hannah Fettig's Featherweight
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace, just a smidge over 2 skeins
Mods? Not many - I knit the body and the sleeves a tad longer than the pattern calls for. And instead of the stocking stitch collar that has a tendancy to roll, I plumped for a matching K1P1 rib border... which at first looked like it was going to pull up the edges of the cardigan, but after a little blocking, lies perfectly flat.


So this is NaKniSweMoDo09 for August. Better get busy if I'm going to catch up and whip something out for September...
(Oh yes, and that's a sneak peak at my baby bump - 16 weeks along!)

16 comments:

bettylicious said...

It is gorgeous, looks great on you. Many congrats on BOB :)

lucy said...

hey, that a smocking hot sweater! congrats too!!!

Bubblesknits said...

Gorgeous! I have a friend that just got past the arms on Featherweight. I'll have to send her over to see your FO. :-)

Suzanne B said...

Very, Very pretty. I'm still working on mine.

tiennie said...

That is just gorgeous and gorgeous on you!

Luni said...

Very cute, bump and all! This is just one of the most knitable, practical, wearable designs. Yours is a perfect example.

Bea said...

Very pretty. You're right that doesn't scream "I made this" at all.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colour (and style) and I dont normally like random wool. Fits well and Bob is definitely making her presence known now. xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful, and a very cute baby bump.

hyeknitter said...

The sweater looks great on you - love the color! And your bump is very cute :)

Jeanie said...

Really great! It looks so comfy:)

theknittingcowgirl said...

It's gorgeous Sam!! I love its color and from your pics it's very easy to understand that this yarn is really soft and airy!

It would be great also on a light summer dress! :-)

Rima said...

Wooohooo, it is fiery! Just awesomely out there. I love it.

marycatharine said...

It's beautiful! The colour is fantastic but it's the mods that really make it wonderful!

Oiyi said...

Gorgeous featherweight!! And omg, congratulations!!!

StarSpry said...

It's beautiful!! Glad you kept working on it :)