Sunday, July 6, 2008

Another one...

Sometime in between all the firefly watching, waterfront concert, french fries with vinegar from the fair, parade watching, swimming in the lake, and eating ribs with the neighbors, I was able to try on my new cropped cardigan (only for a moment) so Frank could snap some pictures.
Ah, we LOVE the 4th of July!




Oh, I love this pattern. I used Malabrigo in pale khaki, two and a half hanks. This is the first time I have knit with this yarn, and I made longer sleeves because I loved working with it so much. So soft!
I made a few mods to this. I cast on about half the number of stitches for the neck line then the pattern called for, and did a 2x2 rib, instead of the 1x1 rib.
I am thinking about one on green, but for now I am working on another summer knit.

18 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

You are good - I need to live right next to you, and you could teach me to knit like this. And you are fast - the color is gorgeous!
Kris

Missy said...

Good golly! You are incredible!!! I've said that before, haven't I? You are!!!

caliconurse said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

Louise said...

Goodness, you are a knitting machine!! Another very cute top!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love this one - especially the rib on the waist band. I can't believe how fast you knit!

house on hill road said...

that is super cute, katie! i really like the fit.

Sandy said...

It's gorgeous, and once again you are making want to buy more yarn and patterns. :)

sheepish one said...

love it, love it, love it.

beki said...

gorgeous! After you posted your first one, I bought this pattern. Once I finish my cami, I plan to move on to this. I can't wait!

Heather said...

Unbelievably gorgeous. I think the longer sleeves was a brilliant modification!

amandajean said...

it's so fabulous and it fits you so well. you must really love the portability of knitting for the summer. I have been trying to get some quilting done but I am a bit sick of always being on the machine, you know?

Carrie said...

That is CUTE!! Where did you get the pattern? I'm an advanced beginner - do you think I could do that?
Awesome job!

angie said...

It just doesn't seem natural to be so gifted. j/k. It's beautiful!

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW you've done it again - very cute cardi. I'm still in shock that you've been knitting for less than a year. Your a natural.

Karen

Hilary said...

And once again, an elegant but relaxed sweater in a gorgeous color!! I love it!

Knitterella said...

That is so cute! Bet you'll wear it all the time too. Nothing like a useful knit. Love it!

Excited to see your Marigold too.

Man you are a fast knitter!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, you are SO good!
this is adorable.

Elise said...

I am so jealous. Of where you live and the fact that you knit so well. I need to take a class...
Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe too!!
Elise