Wednesday, October 05, 2011

new sweater for me

I wanted another cardigan for me. I wear them a lot, so knitting them for me is a no brainer. But this time, I wanted something a little different. Not my basic top down cardigan, something DIFFERENT.
Enter the Dahlia cardigan. It's beautiful, it's different. it's drapey, it had to be mine.
And at the Kitchener Knitters Fair, I found the perfect wool - Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool. I've used it before in my blue cardigan, and I love how it knits up and how it wears and how it feels. The Purple Purl had the perfect colour as well - a rich, ruby red.
Done Deal.

The lace panel on the back knit up in no time, and was fun to knit. I reminded me that I really like knitting lace.
Now I'm in the endless stockinette portion, and it's dragging a bit, but I'm continuing because I love the wool and the sweater.

Red is SO hard to photograph properly. It's not as pinky as it appears above.

It's closer to this shade of red, dark, but still some brightness to it. It also uses an afterthought sleeve, which is kind of funny, since I'm demonstrating afterthought heels (a method that can be used for many uses, not just heels) at our Guild on Tuesday night.


KnitTech said...

That's an awesome sweater!

Acorn to Oak said...

That's going to be gorgeous! It sure looks complicated though. :-/

Needles said...

I love that colour. I have to work hard to resist every time I go into the store. It is going to be beautiful.

Brendaknits said...

That is a beautiful cardigan. It will be fabulous in the red.

CloudKnitter said...

I'm making the same one! Mine's a bright pinky colour, kind of close to what your pictures look like. I'm altering the front a bit so that it's tapered (longer along the top edge and getting shorter as it goes down, if that makes sense). I love the lace panel on the back too!

Carol said...

Afterthought armpit? Does that mean you cut a stitch or 2 or does it mean you just sew up part of the side and pick up stitches?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a beautiful design!