Saturday, June 22, 2013

Knitted Gray Cropped Sweater

Big surprise for everyone: a knitted cropped sweater.  Who would have thought?!

Total Cost: $5.98

I used Bernat Softee Baby DK weight yarn.  When I want cheap worsted weight yarn I usually use Caron Simply Soft.  When I want cheap DK or sport weight yarn, I like baby yarn from the craft store.  That way I still get a nice soft sweater but it doesn't cost a million dollars. 

This was a fun project.  The eyelet ribbing was more interesting than stockinette stitch but was easy enough that I managed to whip this up in less than a week.  If you want more details, look at my Ravelry project page.

 This pattern is Silver Lining from the book Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering.

I really love this sweater.  I think it will go with everything and can be worn year-round. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Knitted Navy Agatha Cardigan

After 8 months, my navy blue Agatha cardigan is finally finished! (Here's the link to my Ravelry project page.)

Total Cost: $10.10
  • Yarn: $5.85
  • Buttons: $4.25

I used Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn and I bought the buttons online at  Best button website ever. And I would know because I like to shop for buttons on the internet in my free time.

I'm very happy with this cardigan.  I don't really have much else to say about it.  It's adorable, it fits well, and it was fun to knit.  Andi is a terrific knitwear pattern designer; her designs are all so cute and the directions are well-written.

I started this cardigan in September. I finished the body in a reasonable amount of time and decided to take a break and practice using double pointed knitting needles before I started the sleeves.  So I made a pair of socks. And then a few hats....and then another sweater.  I pretty much waited until it finally warmed up in Massachusetts to finish this cardigan.  And now I'm on a knitting kick, so there will be lots of sweaty pictures of me modeling knitted garments in the next few weeks.  Get stoked.

I don't know why my face looks like that.  But this is the best picture of the sleeves.  So onto the internet it goes.

In other news, do y'all remember I entered my turquoise polka dot dress
 in Erin of I Heart Fabric's Copy Cat Challenge?  I won the second prize!  $30 to Jo-Ann Fabrics!  This is wonderful news seeing as how that's where I spend pretty much all the money I earn from working there.  So a big thank you to Erin!  As if I needed another excuse to be obsessed with her blog.