Monday, August 31, 2009

Res Completa: Featherweight Cardigan

Apparently, I've been having some trouble posting regularly to this blog lately. First, there was some official secret knitting going on. Then, there was some not-secret knitting that I've kept a secret because I can't figure out to do with it. Then, somehow, Neill and I have been gone every single weekend for as long as I can remember and though things like trips to the beach and visiting family are extremely relaxing and fun, I feel like it takes about a week to catch up for each two days taken off. And though there has been lots of knitting goin' on, there has not been much time to document it, either with photographs or with words. I've been tempted to share some non-knitting content, but it mostly has to do with the Giants (ohmygosh this weekend was amazing) and, well, I think you got enough of that in this post from mid June.

So some completely overdue FO roundups! The following sweater, Featherweight, and its sister sweater, Whisper, really made the rounds earlier this summer and for good reason. Simple and beautiful...I had to have one.



Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan, by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: Springwater Fiber Workshop Spectrum Hand-Dyed Pony Laceweight, 1 skein in color "Moriah", at long last liberated from the stash!
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: July 8-19, 2009

Mods: My goal was to use up my entire skein of this laceweight and I did. Unfortunately, I ran out before the collar was fully done (I wanted mine to look like Sophy's). To make up for that and add a little somethin' extra, I did one repeat of Feather & Fan, knit a couple rows in garter stitch, and bound off. I didn't love the way it hung on me, so I added a little yarn loop and a button to close it.

Notes: Great pattern, but what I really love about this sweater is the yarn. As I was knitting it, I don't know if it was my anticipation of visiting the Stanislaus County Fair or what, but all I could think of was cotton candy. So light and fluffy and pink...yumm. (Note to self: Stop it with the food/yarn references. It's weird.) Anyway, knit in laceweight with US 6 needles, with its lightness, and cropped-ness, this is officially the perfect summer sweater.

12 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It IS the perfect Summer sweater! Gorgeous color on you and I love the detailing on the button band area. Enjoy :)

barefootrooster said...

so cute! and what a lovely color -- bright, but with a lot of depth.

Renee said...

It's lovely and looks wonderful on you!!

Laura said...

This is beautiful - I love the feather & fan edging!

Thea said...

it's lovely! the color and the pattern --- :-)

the Lady said...

Knitting and yarn ARE delicious, so I think the analogies are apt. Besides, yarn may drain the pocket book, but at least it doesn't make one fat, so in that way, it's sort of better than food. You can have all the scrumptious, delicious sock yarn you like, and never have to feel bloated or sick or pass out from a sugar coma.
Yeah...
... I think I have to go squish some sock yarn, please excuse me.

Team Knit ! said...

gorgeous!! i love your mods, it makes this cardi look really fresh. Great job! love the colour.

- Julie

a friend to knit with said...

EVERYTHING you make is absolutely wonderful.
and looks SO good on you!

hibou said...

Great colour! And I must agree with the Lady...yarn=yummy so keep the food references coming!

Eliza said...

Very cute!! What a great summer sweater. I am also envious of how much knitting you get done; I feel like I have only just gotten my mojo back.

Philigry said...

perfection!
i love this on you.

riotyarn said...

what a lovely sweater! perfect on a sunny day.