Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another puff sleeve cardigan

We had to go to sailing today, but the weather is awful here- windy, dark and rainy. No fun to be outside, especially on the sea...

I used the time- surprise surprise- for knitting. I've finished another puff sleeve cardigan, in gray and green shades.
I've never been a big fan of effect yarns, so I like this one a bit more than the first. Mix of wool and silk is so soft on the skin.

I remember my childhood, mother always knitted us woolly sweaters for winter, but none of us did like them, because wool was itchy. Modern wool is not itchy at all and I've started to wear things made from it again.

About the project now:
Yarn used: Novita Luxus Wind, 80% wool, 20% silk
Color: Green, gray
How much: about 200 grams
Size made: XS

First I didn't like the mix of gray and green, but more I look it, more I like. Not bad at all.
Oval buttons are more suitable too, they don't stand out as much as roundish.
Pattern with cables...? Well, it's fine. Wanted to make it low-key.

I probably knit one for myself too. And Cammie, who's idea this cardigan was, wants it also.

17 comments:

Tina said...

Puff sleeves are so sweet, and you've done a beautiful work with this one.

Marianne S said...

oh, i simply love this one! think these colours work really great together.
well done :)

Heli said...

Pretty!!
There is something that takes me 150 years back...beautiful!

Natalie said...

I am in awe. Seriously. My jaw is stuck open, lol. Beautiful! I haven't knitted (knit?...hmmm, neither is sounding right to me) in so long. I'll be back soon to check out more.

Becky said...

Wow! You made that? I think it is beautiful! It is very young and cute looking. My teenage daughter would love it! (Me too!)

I love the green and gray together

Klo Designs said...

That is..amazing! I truly, truly love it.

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh my goodness. This sweater is gorgeous! I don't know how to knit or sew... at all. But, wow, I would LOVE to be able to make that. I want one!!! I need to learn how to now. :)

Miss Anne said...

your work is amazing!

Lindsey said...

Wow you are amazing! This is a great blog... I have really enjoyed reading past posts! I'll be back! And thanks for commenting on my blog! Always fun to meet a new blog friend!

Jade said...

Wow this is so cute! I wish I still lived in Europe so I can wear this.
You are really talented!

Thanks for passing by my blog anmd nice to meet you;)

Anniki :) said...

Wow, so many SITStas here :) Happy to meet you :)))

American in Norway said...

Wow! This sweater is amazing! Thanks for popping by a few days ago... I was unable to find your blog before...weird... Anyways..glad I finally made it here... GREAT stuff!

someprettythings said...

What a fab cardi, I wish I could knit like that, I'm still on plain scarves :0)

WheresMyAngels said...

Your knitting is so beautiful. You are so talented. I love this sweater and I wish I was skinny enough for it and those tanks!

THE ORDINARY HOUSEWIFE said...

I love these sweaters that you make!! Im going to have to buy one soon :)

~Tara said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I like the grey/green combo, it totally works!

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks so much for visiting me today and my SITS day. It was so much fun to meet so many new people. This cardigan is AWESOME I can't even imagine how cool it must be to be able to create such magic! What a fun talent to have!