10.14.2013

Gray cardigan

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I just finished my first project of the season, a gray cable cardigan based off the same pattern as my mustard one. You can find it here, you just have to scroll to the very end, it's titled "A new Design in Cable Stitch". For those interested I used Knitpicks palette yarn in "ash".

The first time I made it I shortened the waist and sleeves, this time I lengthened them. I have yet to stay true to the original pattern, but both times I've really liked working with it, I'm sure I'll make more in other colors. 

I added black plastic 40s buttons that were my great grandmothers, they were the only ones I had matched nine times over, and they happened to be perfect. 

Dress-Waderlust 

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30 comments:

Julie said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for linking to the pattern :)

Carla said...

Oh wow Solanah, this turned out amazing!! Its so pretty.

Ahuva Brown said...

love the sweater! wish i knew how to knit like that;)

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

Boy, I love it! You are super talented!

Kristian said...

Lovely!

Frocks and Frivolities said...

That is very beautiful! I love the mustard one too, I think your mustard one is my dream sweater...If only I have such a talent, teach me?

Veronica Chloe said...

Wow! It's so beautiful, I can't believe you made that, you are so talented!

~V

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mags said...

Gorgeous love the cable and the sleeve length, so cosy

Jessica Cangiano said...

Timelessly beautiful, cozy, comfortingly lovely creation. The fact that you had nine of your great-grandma's buttons to use on it just makes it even more of a special work of knit art.

♥ Jessica

Sarah Potts said...

Such a lovely cozy creation, one day I will master cable knit too! xxx

The Desert Echo said...

I love it! I wish I had the patience to knit a full cardigan, I always get halfway and loose interest.

Helen Snell said...

Absloutely beautiful - style and colour. Love it.

In The Heyday said...

stunning! I love knitting but not yet mastered cables. However, we are moving soon and within 5 mins walk of the new house there is a KNIT CLUB. That's not the reason we bought it...not really...Sxx

Helen Le Caplain said...

Those cables look stunning on that cardigan - great work.

Babes in Thriftland said...

Wow, I still can't get over your knitting skills. I wish I could make something this beautiful. Even more special that you used buttons from your grandmother. I'm sure if you have children and grandchildren, they will treasure this cardigan too!

Jes said...

LOVE!!!! You did a fabulous job :D

luckylucille said...

Holy amazing cables, Batman! That looks like the most perfect sweater ever. I love the color and the vintage buttons.

Katie said...

Oh, beautiful. I badly want a cardigan in exactly that color. Gorgeous, good job! The old buttons really add something special.

Sabrina said...

I just have to say that I am so impressed with your knitting skills.

Tasha said...

I love it! What a beautiful, understated color too. It's one of those colors I always *need* a sweater in but haven't yet knit one, but you're inspiring me to rethink that. Really looks like you could wear your cardi with just about anything. Gorgeously styled as well (as always)! :)

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

This is absolutely stunning.

Rouge Velours said...

What a beautiful work!
Bravo Solanah!
I love!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wonderful. Gorgeous colour and pattern. WOW!

Karen Bailey said...

Its a lovely shape, I have not wanted to knit for years, I do now. karensworld@simplesite.com

Sarah said...

I really need to learn to knit, because this is the most perfect cardigan ever!

Jade Sheldon said...

Dang girl, you need to teach me your ways. I have always wanted to knit but have been so intimidated!

Blue Bird said...

Lovely cardigan, but how did you size the pattern?

DeaBellona said...

Your mustard cardigan and hat set inspired me to take up knitting again, and to actually consider making a jumper or cardigan of my own. This grey cardigan is truly stunning, and the dress complements it beautifully.

Thistle Jones said...

This makes me want to learn how to sew (although I imagine it would take me quite some time to start making things for sweater weather that aren't scarves).

Mim said...

That's a gorgeous cardi - it looks like it will be really versatile.