Monday, September 19, 2011

FO: ASH cardi

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At long last! The Apres Surf Hoodie, cast on on March 7th when there was snow on the trees, is finally a Finished Object!
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This is a very popular pattern, by Connie Chang Chinchio. The main modification was turning it into a cardigan, and knitting it in one piece rather than seaming at the sides.
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The trim/icord edging around the center edges and along the hood really held me up, as did setting in the zipper. A well-matching zipper is hard to find. The separating zipper is from Windsor Button in Boston, and I must say, very well-matched indeed. It didn't come with the top little stopper things that prevents the zipper part from flying off the top, so I sewed on a little bead on each side and they do the trick quite nicely.
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This used up less than 3 skeins of Cascade Heritage Sock. Great bang for the buck, and I really like that this yarn is smooth and spoingy and machine washable. All in all, this is the perfect weight sweater for early fall, so it all turned out well in the end that it took over six months to knit.
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The crisp autumnal breezes have brought back the knitting mojo...hopefully this means more knitting and less lollygagging!
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9 comments:

Gidgetknits said...

It looks incredible! I love it as a cardigan.

mooncalf said...

ooh I'd forgotten this pattern and it looks brilliant. I love the colour you chose and great cardiganiszing!

Calophi said...

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! And the pictures look like they could be in a published book of patterns. :)

Tina said...

Great job------ love the finished cardi! That color is great on you!

Sharripie said...

Wow! That is an epic cardigan. Well done with the zipper and everything. Beautiful!

soknitpicky said...

Eep! It's gorgeous. I'm loving this kind of color right now, and you are rockin' it!

betty said...

It's fabulous, dahling!

I've thought about knitting that sweater, but I never get very far in the thinking process because the fine gauge discourages me.

tamdoll said...

This looks so perfect! Beautifully done. Your ideas to put the beads at the top of the zipper are genius!

Tatiana said...

This is very beautiful!