Wednesday, October 19, 2011

back to black

Malabrigo Cardi
Last summer I made a black cardigan but the truth is, I never wear it. it's heavy and too hot for summer wear but not warm enough for winter. i still needed that basic black cardi that i could live in, so i started a pattern from knitscene at the end of summer 2010.
Malabrigo Cardi
Pattern: Who Me? Cardigan from Knitscene Fall 2010
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in black, 6 skeins
Needles: #7 and #8 knitpicks options
Size: 37
Started: August 2010, Finished: October 2011
Malabrigo Cardi
i knit the back, pockets, and 2 sleeves and then promptly got distracted by other shinier things. i didn't pick it back up until about a week ago. i couldn't even remember which parts i had finished so i had to double check to be sure i hadn't already knit the fronts and just lost them somewhere. it was an easy finish. i bought a separating zipper but of course, i lost it too. maybe someday i'll find it and install it. i have almost a full skein left so i was also debating making a permanent belt. but in reality, i'm probably calling this one done.
Malabrigo Cardi
i've been wearing it pretty much nonstop so i think i finally found my go-to cardi. i've realized that you have to go into the project with the correct expectations for malabrigo. i picked a very warm comfy everyday sweater without intricate stitch details. therefore i don't care that it's already starting to pill and look shabby after only a week. it's like wearing a hug. i love it.

i'm entering this in October's Celebrate (non?) Color. and kudos to Spicy for getting some decent photos of a black sweater. yay!
Celebrate Color

6 comments:

  1. Super cute and flattering! that will be a great basic in your wardrobe! 

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  2. Love this with the outfit you have on! I, for one, am always in favor of a basic black cardigan. It matches almost everything so you can always slip it on and look like you planned it.

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  3. Such a nice sweater.  I haven't knitted in quite some time, but have lately wanted to start a new sweater, which is all I really like to knit :)

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  4. very nice sara.  it looks very very comfy! 

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  5. Love it! Ooh, that reminds me of the practically knit gray sweater lurking in my UFO pile. I need to get on that.

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  6. Your sweater does looks so cozy.  Way to get it finished up!

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