Monday, March 5, 2007

Self-Designed Cardigan

Well, this is something I'm very proud of. I designed my own top-down raglan cardigan! I used 3 different stitch patterns from my Reader's Digest Stitch Pattern book and incorporated them into the back, sleeves, front panel, and front edge! I'm really excited by how it turned out. So, here are the specs and pics...

Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca (I forgot the name of the 2 different colors I used)
Needles: Size US 9, 29" circulars
Pattern: Top-Down Raglan with panel inserts from my book (previously named)

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(yes, I'm 8 1/2 mos prego and dying to get this kid out!!!)

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And here are the close-ups of the panel patterns...

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I think this is one of the first sweaters I've made that I will be wearing quite a bit. I'm planning on adding more buttons once I give birth so it can be closed all the way up the front. It's pretty much pointless right now, though. Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

shoeboots said...

Your cardigan is wonderful! I love the back lace/cable pattern, it is just gorgeous. The red is perfect. Great job!

Miss Lissa said...

Gorgeous sweater - the colors go so well together and the patterns are great. I especially like the back one. :)

soknitpicky said...

This looks so great! I especially love the back. Congratulations...on the cardigan AND the upcoming delivery!

kindred orphan said...

Oh! It's so beautiful! I love the design completely. I like the colours, the collar (especially), the fringed design down the front edge (where the buttons will go). I can't believe your knack for this. It's amazing.

-Heather W.

LaSandri said...

this is totally gorgeous! i absolutely adore it!
:)
lasandri
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