Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's Finally Finished!

The Michael Kors Cardigan is finally finished.



Yarn: Filatura di Crosa, Zara Plus
Pattern: Vogue Knitting, Fall 2004
Needles: US 7 and 9 circs
Modifications: None.
Started: 2005
Finished: January 30, 2007

It is soft, squishy, and warm. I love this yarn. The sleeves are a little long, but not too long. I learned how to do button holes, the backstitch, and after experimenting with connecting the collar, I have kitchenering down. I didn't block it, I just washed it in Euclan and laid it carefully out to dry without pinning. Be warned, this yarn stretches when wet.

21 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!OMG!!!! It is done! Well now time to wear it girl! Enjoy your knits! So happy for you!

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  2. It is FAB-U-LOUS!!! It's gorgeous, Ava! I love love love those buttons. What are you going to do now that it's done? That looks as if it'll keep you warm & cozy for years to come. Congrats!!!

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  3. I friggin LOVE this pattern! Yours looks amazing! Well done!!!! :)

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  4. Congratulations! It's a beautiful cardigan and it sounds like you also learned a lot in the process. When I lived in Italy, I used Filatura di Crosa yarns a lot and always loved their softness.

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  5. Oh my but this is just beautiful. You must be just flying now that it's done. I hadn't realized you started this in 2005. Good for you for finishing.

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  6. Amazing- very gorgeous! I hope you indulge us with a model shot!

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  7. What a masterpiece.....you did a great job, and I love your choice of buttons.

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  8. Good gracious Ava, your cardigan is just beautiful! You've done an excellent job, and learned new skills in the process; in addition, Zara is a great yarn to use.

    Working a good pattern, with a great yarn––your sweater should give you years of pleasure. That is the point of knitting.

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  9. SHUTUP! that is so nice! Am I going to see it this weekend?? Please???

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  10. Hey there,

    After reading your post column, I have a suggestion for the next sweater. Before you cast on for the ribbing, pull out a length of yarn about 3 to 4 times the length of the side, depending on the method of seaming you choose. Wrap the yarn around a small bobbin, and pin it to the rib once you start. Do this once per piece, at seam points (like the back and sleeves. Not the front).

    When you are finished, you should only have the ends necessary to seam your garment together, along with the proper amount of yarn to do it.

    A little advance planning, always saves a lot of time.

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  11. I like that cardigan. It will never go out of style.

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  12. Congrats! It looks fantastic!

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  13. Whao - Ava... that is STUNNING!

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  14. You did an amazing job! It looks so warm and inviting. I love the buttons.

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  15. So nice cardigan!!! Just beautiful... Congratulations!

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  16. Finally you have defeated it!!! Well done, love the end result.

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  17. That is absolutely gorgeous - great job!

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  18. Wow. That is beautiful. Congrats!

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