Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Alpaca Cardigan

Yay, I finally finished my cardigan!

I bought the yarn at last year's summer sale, but took three months off to knit some Christmas gifts. Seven months, I guess that's not too bad. I used Berroco's free pattern. The pieces were done for several weeks, but I was dragging my feet because I wasn't sure how to sew it together. Thank you YouTube for great videos on mattress stitch and how to seam a set-in sleeve. It was an accident that the videos were from Berroco!


There's a little shaping at the waist that makes it fit nicer than a straight cardigan.

And I adjusted the fit of the sleeve to my measurements.

I found these great mother of pearl buttons in my vintage button collection. They reflect the colors in the yarn beautifully.

Am I a real knitter yet?


Lindah said...

And how could you not be a "real knitter" and come up with that beautifully knitted cardigan! Good job!

Vic in NH said...

Mercy! I'd say you are a master knitter! I make circular hatsbut I have never made a sweater. Yours is so perfectly crafted!

Fabricfaire said...

OMG, absolutely beautiful. Hope you bring it to guild! I want to see it up close and touch it!

Tiny Tyrant said...

More real than I honey. I haven't made a sweater for anything larger than a newborn yet. It's beautiful.