Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ottawa cardigan

Ottawa is the name of the Fleece Artist wool I got at the recent Knitter's Frolic - the grey/blue/taupey brown blend I wanted for a cardigan.
After the utter fail of the last handpainted cardigan (I ripped it all back, and still have the yarn - I've tried many times to make it work, but Tim Gunn would be disappointed - nothing works...), I've been a little leery of handpaints for cardigans, but this seemed muted enough.
Can I say it?

I. LOVE. THIS.
From a distance, it reads as almost a single colour, but up close, you can see the colour variations.
I put it on a thread and tried it on, and I've got the fit perfect. Now it's straight knitting down to the hem, add some sleeves, then decide on an edge treatment, and if there's enough wool left, make some pockets.

Love it.

5 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Now, that's what we're talking about! A very Anti-Romulan Sweater.

KnitTech said...

I like how the colors are blending to make one lovely sweater.

Needles said...

Perfect! One of my favourite colourways (though all of her colours are my favourite!)

Brendaknits said...

It. Is. Perfect!

TracyKM said...

Beautiful!