Monday, March 22, 2010

in which tea is served

the cool winter weather had me inspired to knit sweaters. the last one of the winter was bound off and finished last week, just in time to wear (at least once) before spring had sprung.

pattern: tea leaves; yarn: cascade 220 heathers in "irelande" (2429); 36".
more details -- including a few minor modifications -- over at
ravelry.


the ruched yoke is certainly my favorite part, although the garter stitch cuffs come in at a quick second. the stockinette was a little mind-numbing, but really, it moved so quickly, i couldn't even bring myself to complain.

i'm trying to figure out what to cast on next. maybe these in this? this pattern with this yarn? in since the sun is out and we'll have very few days below 70 from here till october, i'm sure i'll be likely to knit socks, socks and more socks. however, the garden (here's the start of last year's) will be keeping my hands busier than the yarn, and embroidery is (hopefully) going to keep me employed... i'll pop in when there's something exciting to report.

11 comments:

affectioknit said...

It's absolutely lovely!

a friend to knit with said...

alright. i really LOVE the tea leaves cardi.... maybe i will make that next fall.
and the chevron in that purple/brown! those would be FABULOUS!
happy spring!

Linda said...

Thats very nice, I have some purple Cascade so might copy you!

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Hilary said...

Just gorgeous!! Perfect color, perfect fit...and how awesome is that yoke?? I hear it's supposed to cool down a bit before it gets warmer again, so maybe you'll have a few more chances to wear this lovely cardi.

Rachel said...

Yet another beautiful example of this cardigan! I resisted after I saw the first few popping up but now I'm realizing I must knit it! Your green Cascade is perfect for spring...hope you get a few cool days to enjoy it before summer!

kim said...

The perfect Spring cardi. That color is lovely on you!

knittergal said...

It's gorgeous on you, M! Perfect colour and fit. This is in my queue to get to one day.

Renee said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely colour.

t does wool said...

gorgeous color for you...great knit ...Happy Easter~

t does wool said...

oooh...I am late...but your tea leaves is still gorgeous.
Happy Mothers Day Melana~

Jane said...

I'm just finishing mine up today. I used heathers also and wondered if you wet blocked it or went the steam route? Love the color of yours.