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”
it’s totally gorgeous! i love it in brown.
The color is lovely indeed. Great sweater!
i was thinking about making just a simple cardigan with a nice stitch and a collar!
Looks great, esp with your hair! You are a saint to do moss stitch on a whole sweater.
The color looks great with your hair. I like yours much more so than the one in the magazine. It looks very comfortable.
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)
Very pretty! I love the color, and the beautiful drape. Very flattering on you, too!
Lovely sweater, lovely person and so beautifully photographed!
Beautiful! It inspires me to pull mine out of hibernation.
Sweet! I could use me one of those. ::sigh:: As though there isn’t enough in my queue already…
Beautiful. It goes great with that blue top, too!
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!
Beautiful color on you! Looks great.
This is so lovely! More substantial than a shrug but so simple. By the way, you are not the *last* person to hop on the calorimetry bandwagon. 🙂
Sweet! And you are so fast! I’m dying to get this on my needles, but I’m so slow! You picked a great color.
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!
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.
That’s an inventive answer to an intsreeting question
Great cardi! Thanks for the yarn/sizing tips, always good to know.
That looks fabulous on you!
beautiful – the colour is amazing.