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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wispy Cardigan

My WIP is finally finished. Oh boy am I enjoying it in this hot weather. So light and airy and beautiful.

The construction of this cardigan (ravelry link) is actually very simple and yet very clever. While knitting this I felt consumed by the sudden desire to learn more about knitwear garment design. All of the things I've knitted were following other people's patterns and I didn't really know anything about the construction and fit until I knit it..and I didn't really bother much about making a tension gauge etc. As a result the final knitted items are usually hit and miss. Sometimes they fit great, many a bit too big or too small. Knitting was usually mainly about the soothing knitting process, rather than the end result. Now that I'm learning about knitwear design, it has opened up such an amazing wealth of information. I'll elaborate more, maybe when I've got something to show for it..

The yarn that I used for this cardigan is gorgeous. Possibly the most beautiful yarn I've ever worked with. It's called Fyberspates Scrumptious, and totally lived up to it name. It's a mixture of merino and silk.

The back of the cardigan I made too wide, although I was (blindly) following the pattern for the smallest size. This is one of the main reason I've decided I need to learn more about garment construction..

When I look at this picture, it suddenly struck me that I must be in a Red mood. Red is my favourite colour, but I rarely wear so much of it. Red cardigan, red Kindle cover, red tudung, red speckles on my handbag, dress and wool picnic blanket. And I was casting on yet another red knitting project...the other day we went shopping for Adam and Mia's clothes and we got home and I looked at the things we bought..I suddenly realised most of the clothes that I picked out for Mia were red..and I wasn't even aware of my colour choices...weird..

9 comments:

Glam Mama Adriana said...

What a beautiful cardi! And such a small gauge project too!

Mommy AdaMia said...

adriana,
it grew quicker than you might think. great for multi-relaxing simultaneous activities - tv and knit, chat and knit, read and knit.

Ernie Khairina said...

dear red lover,
do u still remember ur red shoe when u were in degree years?

Mommy AdaMia said...

ernie, i don't! which ones? i'm so amazed at your memory ernie! i do tend to choose red shoes over other colours....

Glam Mama Adriana said...

My knitting time has been cut down considerably with work + grad school, but I do try to sneak it in ;) sometimes I knit while my students are doing their class exercises. The best part is introducing it to this new generation - quite a few girls and guys wanna learn now :D

However, my WIPs these days are mostly baby booties and mitts for the many many babies due this year from friends and family!

Jane Sunshine said...

Hi sorry forgot my email is jayanthied@yahoo.com

Jehanne said...

aida, so amazed u got time to knit with 2 babies. i onlyhave 1 yet struggling to finish even a shawl..!

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Keirfan said...

Hi Aida- I'd like to get some stuff fro london. Could you help me out. If you're ok, please let me know you email ok. thanks

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