Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mauve Arrows

Hello everyone! I missed last week's posting because I was so busy running with sons' activities and had lots to catch up after their midterms. I felt a bit sick as well, probably due to the exhaustion and stress of my schedule. Now I am recovering my energies back and so excited and ready for my winterly knits.

I would like to thank you all for the generous compliments on my Gardenia. I was so thrilled that you approved my work and that made me like the twin set more than before. So after all the encouragement ,I knitted as fast as I could to finish Mauve Arrows. It was done more than a week ago, but didn't had the chance to post it.

what do you think about this design? I am pleased with this cardi, it fits me well, maybe the sleeves is a bit tight but it should loosen after wearing it. Other than that I like how the ribbing grows in the borders. By the end, I was a little concerned if I was going to have enough yarn. It's amazing how much yarn the sleeves used compared to the body. I followed the pattern pretty much, just added some length to the body and sleeves and skipped a little row of crochet picot on the front border and collar. First, I preferred without it and also because I wouldn't have enough yarn for that. I was so lucky that I had enough yarn for the collar , only a few strands of yarn were left from this project. The ribbed collar also used a good amount of yarn.

As you can see , the back has a similar design as in the front. I am not sure if the collar should be sewn around to the cardi, in a fixed mode. I may just leave it this way. After so many days, I kind consider it as done.



Pattern: Let's knit series winter 2006

Yarn: Lana Grossa Toccata 100% cotton ( 10 balls)

Needle: Japanese size 7 ( about 4.2mm)

In other notes, I am still working on my Rambling Rose. I had some problems on the sleeves but it should be soon all done. I thought I was going to surprise you with all my wip being done before I would cast on something new but... A pretty shawl was displayed at a LYS and I just had to have one! ;)

21 comments:

mona said...

As usual, a glorius FO! You have your sizing down pat- all your FOs fit you so well.

Toni said...

That rocks! The graduated ribbing is a great detail.

Agnes said...

Woo ... the fit is perfect! And the colour ... so lovely! Don't you just love it when a project turns out so right? :)

handknit168 said...

Oh, you have another perfect FO within a short period. It is gorgeous and wonderful. I like your little shawl colour.

opportunityknits said...

The mauve arrows lace and graduated ribbing is so pretty and it fits so well. And I love the colour too. I have never done a cardigan in cotton before, but after looking at so many of your pretty cotton cardigans, I'm defintely going to knit one soon. And I'm excited that you're finally knitting a shawl. Glad to know you're feeling better now and ready for winter knitting.

Siow Chin said...

I find my cotton cardigans 'grow' after a few wears so don't worry about Mauve Arrows being fitted. It looks gorgeous!

joy said...

The fit is really fabulous with this one, Mimi! I think a little a shawl on the side is well deserved for finishing another wip. ;-)

yuvee said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous! very flattering on you ;)
As always I'm amazed how you keep on churning out FOs!

Jan said...

I love the way the ribbing grows up the side. Very stylish. Is that a Japanese magazine? I wish we could get those patterns in the states but I have yet to see any. I think too many of the English patterns are heavy or bulky. We could use some of the pretty patterns that you knit.

Laura.Y said...

The fit is perfect and you look great in it!

Peggy said...

Wow, I think you have turbo hands! The cardigan fits really well, and I love the color too!

Vanessa said...

your fo is gorgeous mimi, as always. how's rambling rose coming along? i was so tempted to cast on after seeing your post. but i know with the amount of new projects i have, i probably won't be able to do it till next spring.

Ling said...

Mimi
As usual - GORGEOUS work. WOW!!!

Sally said...

As with all your work, it's gorgeous! I like that centre tapering front and back.

Knitnerd said...

It's very beautiful! I love it. Christmas is coming. I am planning to orders more Japanese Knitting Books as my X'mas presents!

Vivian said...

Gorgeous FO. I've 10 balls of the same yarn with yours, guess I can knit a cardigan as well.

Handknit Hill said...

Beautiful. Love the color and the fit. Nice job!

Eva said...

Hi ! The cardigan is beautiful ! It looks great on you !

Best regards

Eva

Doreen said...

OOh.. I saw this design in the book too. After seeing yours, me wanted to knit it too.
Lovely as usual.

Little Sesame said...

Mauve Arrows is simply gorgeous and wow wow, you knit so fast!

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