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FO: Minimalist Cardigan

Pattern:Minimalist Cardigan, Interweave Knits Fall 07

Yarn: Valley Yarns Colrain in Chestnut

Needles: US 5

Notes: This sweater is really easy to knit (if you don’t mind moss stitch that is…)  I enjoyed working with Colrain again (one of my favorites!) and the result is an easy going sweater that isn’t quite like anything else in my closet.

Either the biasing didn’t quite block out or I knit one front longer than the other.  Either way, I think it works with the sweater and isn’t a problem.  I kind of like assymetry anyway.

It was a quick knit, and I would recommend the pattern – just be aware that it does bias, and block before seaming.  If you use colrain, please remember that it does stretch.  I knit a 30″ back to get 32″ after blocking.

Overall I am pleased (especially with the color!)

22 thoughts on “FO: Minimalist Cardigan

  1. Absolutely beautiful! You’ve revived my love for (and desire to knit) Minimalist! I love the outfits you choose for your knits…very flattering. :o)

  2. Gorgeous!

    Now come on fess up – you really want to be a knitwear model don’t you? I mean it’s totally you…you would be great as all your FO shots are great!

  3. It’s so pretty, and I love the colour! I didn’t even notice that one side was slightly longer, and you’re right- it does seem like a nice assymetrical sort of detail. Great job!

  4. Love it! Again with the speedy knitting! I am determined to finish my black version before I head back to Rhinebeck–the yarn was a gift from when a friend went two years ago.

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