Sunday, December 9, 2007

Blue Tweed Cardigan Done

I LOVE this sweater. Came out just right. Cozy, snuggly, warm and layerable. Just need to figure out how to tack down the bottom of the zipper. There is a heavy plastic on the zip and I can't get a needle through it. And I'm afraid to break a needle on the machine trying...but I will try later anyway. Just had to get this photographed ASAP. I think this will be a FAV and will be worn and worn and worn. It is already slated as the sweater of the trip to the UK coming up.

Pattern: Used ideas from various patterns, but basically "winged" it.

Yarn: Rowan Yarkshire Tweed Chunky (bought 8 balls but only used 6)

Needles: US11 for body and US9 for cuffs and collar. (Denise interchangeables)

Construction: Top Down Raglan to fit.

For the Zipper installation I referred to this tutorial. But the "key" is to wash, block and baste together the two halves before placing and pinning the zipper for installation.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! as you said; just right for trip to U.K. Don't have any knowhow or advice reg'/zipper.Some Norviegen knitter might be able to help you. Love, MOM.

marcy said...

NICE job! Fits like a dream! can't wait to see it at our next meeting!!

Pat said...

Oh Linda - It is beautiful!! and in the blow up picture the zipper looks perfect!
I bet you will wear this one all the time!
If we get a school delay tomorrow, it will throw our Ariba date off...maybe it will just be rain...

Cinnamonamon said...

LOVE the sweater! And your socks look so toasty warm. :)

ChristyH said...

That is a really nice sweater.