Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tempest

I'm really happy with how the Tempest cardigan turned out. This counts as my September NaKniSweMoDo09 effort.


The yarn I used is Aspen Sock from Red Rocks Fiber Works. I really like Mary-Kay's yarns, in case you hadn't noticed! (They make a frequent appearance here) :o))) It's actually one colour of sock yarn, in darker and lighter shades. I think it's fun how some of the stripey lines look a little wiggly where the lighter shade may have some darker areas, and vice versa.


I picked up 2 skeins of the dark, and one skein of the light. It was a close run thing with the light - the ball I have left is about the size of a marble. I dipped into the 2nd skein of the darker shade, but still have quite a bit left there. Maybe a similar sweater for my little lady? (Because I'm a bit of a dork like that!)


I pretty much followed the pattern word for word. Chose the 36" size. The only mods were to add a garter stitch border at the bottom vs the approach the pattern called for. If I were to knit again I might not do the slip stitch edging as that made the seaming a bit of a pain. I also learned a new technique with this - the bind off on the button band was a new approach for me. It's really neat and produces a great finish.

This will probably get tucked away until both the weather and my figure are more suited to it. (21 weeks pregnant today - woo hoo, that's over the half way mark).

16 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your cardigan is gorgeous!

emileeknits said...

Beautiful! I love the subtle, tonal stripes.

iknitipurl said...

Gorgeous cardigan. I think the variation of the greens is great. And you look fab for being 21 weeks along!

Jac said...

lovely cardy sis and you look AMAZING!!!! I love to see your tummy grow!xxx

theknittingcowgirl said...

Great!!! I love the shades of these greens... it would be wonderful for your little "lady"!!! Maybe in yellow.. so , it won't be all in pink :-)

Great work Sam!! You are very good in knitting!!!!!

Walden said...

Great color choices!! It looks great!

Bea said...

Love this cardigan. So cute. I really like it in two shades of the same color more then in different colors. If you have enough I think you should totally make a baby cardigan for your little girl.

tiennie said...

That is really cute! Love love love the color!

Oiyi said...

My favorite color these days! This is a gorgeous sweater.

Betsy said...

I LOVE the color! It turned out lovely, Sam!

Luni said...

Very pretty, that's one of the nicest Tempests I've seen. Good yarn, too. I've actually got a pair of socks in Aspen that would nearly match it.

moo said...

Hi Sam~I have stayed off the blogs for quite some time, so I did not even know you were pregnant. Congrats! I really like the color of your sweater. Green is my very favorite! Best to you.

Rima said...

I love your version! Great great color. And yay to the half mark. PS: I am done with my weeks ;) Pictures on my blog.

Bubblesknits said...

Gorgeous sweater! And I love the color.

marycatharine said...

Beautiful sweater! The yarn is fantastic - strips without being really loud.

StarSpry said...

Gorgeous sweater, Sam!!! I think it would be totally cute if you made a matching sweater for the little lady :)