Monday, February 02, 2009

smooth segue

emeraldcomp
pattern: Emerald by Amy Swenson/Indigirl
yarn: Araucania Naturewool Chunky (ignore the name, it's a heavy worsted)

notes: Size medium width and size small proportions in height/sleeve length- resulting in a size L petite sweater. Don't ask, just go with me here, it's all about the measurements.
After the trauma of my ginormous Imogen, this is sweeeet. And you should see how much less yarn I used.
Great fit. At first - and I do apologize to my SnB friends, I may have gone on about this way more than necessary- I thought the hips were too snug but after constant wear in a day it fell in nicely all over. You know how wool does that.

I'm foregoing buttons. I like how it hangs open and, truth is, I never button cardigans anyway.
Love the cable raglan shoulders, love the yarn, this is a choice pattern for breaking up the crazy color changes of kettledyed no-dye-lots skeins.
My pinktabulous new socks accessorize my finished sweater! This coordinating of handknits amuses me no end, not being known for my accessorization. You can't see them under the pants and boots-but I know they are there.

17 comments:

cinderola said...

It looks great!!

Paula said...

That is one gorgeous sweater (my favourite colour too).

Carole Knits said...

That looks terrific. I'm glad you're so pleased with it.

Cathy R said...

The sweater is fantastic!! I've got way too many on my "to knit" list, so let me just bask vicariously in the glory that is your finished object...

And the fact that your wonderful new socks coordinate with the sweater is just a bonus!!

Margene said...

Love the color and fit! Isn't it wonderful to know your socks fit well, look fabulous and are warm whether anyone else knows or not?

Turtle said...

it came out great! That is a fabulous green!

Angie said...

It looks great on you! You're making me take another look at that pattern.

jillian said...

It's perfect! Looks so snuggly.

Cookie said...

I love it! I think it's lovely without the buttons and I love that the socks go so well with it. :D

xo

Ellen Bloom said...

ooooo...pretty, pretty, pretty!

gayle said...

When I first saw that pattern on Knitty, I thought it was kind of "meh" - now I'll have to go take another look. Yours is terrific.
I never button cardigans, either. No buttons sounds like a grand idea to me...

Norma said...

Oh, Gale, it's FANTASTIC! Such an improvement over the ginormous Imogen. Great save!

Mary Lou said...

I agree, that sweater looks better in real life. And is that a snow shovel I see before me?

Diane said...

Just what I've been waiting to see. Beautiful work. I like the idea of no buttons too. I think this may have to go in my queue.

craftivore said...

Yous sweater turned out beautifully, it was worth the Imogen heartache.

twinsetellen said...

Well done! Nothing says spring is coming like a greengreen sweater with no buttons!

kelli ann said...

love the collar. and yes, the socke & sweater together look fab. xo