Monday, December 02, 2013

Acer

I hope everyone had a great holiday. i relaxed at home and tried to get a lot of work done. One of the things on my agenda was sewing buttons on my Acer cardigan. I've had the sweater finished and blocked for quite awhile but that last step put me off for a bit because i really hate sewing on buttons. Please pardon the photos--it was absolutely freezing outside so i tried to be as quick as possible.

Acer Cardigan

the stats:
Pattern: Acer Cardigan (rav)
Yarn: Wollmeise DK in grashupfer, 2 skeins
Needles: #5 knitpicks harmony
Size: 34-ish

Acer Cardigan

Details: I alternated skeins and did a few things to facilitate that, including knitting the sleeves flat and seaming them at the end. I knit the body several inches longer than specified. I added stitches to the sleeves to make them more roomy. I shortened the sleeves an inch or so.

Acer Cardigan

In case anyone else is interested in using Wollmeise for this pattern--my row gauge was significantly different so for example i had to knit several more rows than specified for the buttonband to get the correct predetermined width. i used nearly all of the yarn and my skeins were 45g overweight total.

I got pretty tired of this one and of course I decided that i hate the color at some point, but now that it's done i love it and i will wear it often.

A quick note: I'm having a Cyber Monday sale in the shop. Everything is 30% off, even sale items. It expires at midnight tonight.

7 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm glad that you've changed your mind and love it now-- it's fantastic!

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  2. REALLY cute cardi! Love the green.

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  3. That sweater is fabulous! I can totally sympathize with getting sick of projects that take time, but it's awesome that you stuck with it - this looks great, and I bet it'll be really wearable.

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  4. Oh this is such a beautiful sweater - I really really love the colour!

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  5. The color is fabulous and it looks great on you.

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