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Ms. Marigold – finished!

Our internet went out for 24 hours as a result of an awful storm, and so… Ms. Marigold is finished!

Pattern: Ms. Marigold from Zephyr Style, size small (34)
Yarn: Classic Silk by Classic Elite, in primrose, 3.5 balls.

Needles: US 4 for the body, US3 for the ribbing, and size G crochet hook.

Notes: I had to frog and restart on size 4s, after a mysterious mid-project gauge change.  I did the bottom ribbing on the smaller needles and bound off with a size 5 for stretchiness.  I only did 2 rows of SC on the ruffles, and I sewed them down so that they wouldn’t look like wings.  I love them though, I think they really make the sweater.  I really love Ms. Marigold!  The color is exactly the shade of pink I’m obsessed with right now, and this project feels like spring!

This was the first time I’d used Classic Silk.  Thoughts on the yarn?  It’s slightly difficult to work with – dry and powdery feeling, and it doesn’t really slide smoothly over the needles.  I love it though – it gives the sweater a rustic, romantic sort of feeling, and now that it’s blocked it feels sort of like soft terry cloth.

I tried to get Dionne in on the photos.  I figured she was jealous of how Leon is an internet star and all.

She was very unimpressed.

Now I get to decide what to make next!  I was decided on Cherry, from My Fashionable life.  I was going to use shine sport, but I swatched it today, and I really think I need something more crisp in order to show the texture, something with a bit of wool in with the cotton perhaps.  I’m thinking about using Cascade Sierra.  I’m making the Dollar and a Half cardigan as soon as the yarn for it comes in, but that’s a bit off.  Hmm… I’ll have to think about it!

16 thoughts on “Ms. Marigold – finished!

  1. Ms. Marigold is absolutely adorable 🙂 You did a great job, and great color!! What a perfect little sweater, so very wearable!

  2. You do knit fast. I’m still on Wicked, and in the meantime you have cranked out like 3 sweaters or something!

    We have the same taste in clothes. The only thing you have made that I haven’t thought of making is Ms. Marigold. And now, after seeing it on your blog, I am deciding I like it! So, I keep growing my “to do” list, and I’ve decided it’s your fault! hahah

    I probably won’t be doing any knitting this weekend, as I have three 12 hour shifts in a row. So, keep knitting and do some extra for me so I can come and lust at your blog in my downtime!

  3. That looks great on you.

    Also love your Sahara. Do you recall how many skeins of Cascade Pima Silk you used for the small? Thanks.

  4. It’s lovely, and the fit is great too! I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I’m really impressed by your knitting. Beautiful! 🙂

  5. Nora – I can’t figure out how to email you, but I used almost all of 6 skeins of pima silk for the elbow length sleeves. I have maybe 1/4 of a skein leftover.

  6. Your top looks great! I’ve got 5 skeins of Classic Silk I’m not sure what to do with since I don’t think it’ll work with what I had originally planned.

    I also wanted to say I loved your Wicked, Sahara and Rusted Root too!

    Guess Dionne is more of a ‘behind the scenes’ kitty :o)

  7. Okay – Dionne looks amazingly like my kitty cat Pixel. Crazy. 🙂

    Your Ms. Marigold turned out great! One of the best ones I’ve seen. Love the color.

  8. Looks gorgeous!

    If you don’t mind my asking, how did you find the fit? I am about to cast on for this but am having trouble getting the gauge and am concerned about accidentally knitting one for a 5-year-old. 😉

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