Wednesday, February 25, 2009

59. FO Scarfy- Cardi

Great news!! I FINALLY finished my Scarfy-Cardi. Had I actually marked down how I made it and wrote a pattern for it I don't think i would have called it Scarfy-Cardi but because I'm not sure I'll ever be able to make another one - I am going to call it that for now because it is in fact : A Scarfy- Cardigan.

I used the Peruvian Tweed Superfine Alpaca I color way 127 (off white) - Knit the cardigan in a basic raglan increase in stockinette, I then knit the scarf seperately in heel stitch and sewed it onto the neckline. It took just BARELY under 2 skeins (aprox 1200 yards).

I then decided that I wanted it to have 2 front panels in a different stitch so I picked up stitches along the front open seam and knit for about 5" in seed stitch and VOILA! I was finished. Everything was done on size US 8 circulars.

I am going to be sewing on snap buttons so I will have somewhere to pin the ends of the scarf when I'm not wrapping it around my neck. The shape they're going to make is beautiful (and I'll post more pictures of it - I just got excited to have an FO!)

All I'm doing is working these days, its killing me. Luckily I managed to get friday and saturday off. This will be my first 2 days off in a row in 3 weeks. I am SO excited.



Susan said...

That looks sooooo fabulous! Great color and yarn choice.

Reckless Glue said...

it is AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

It's really, really cool. And even better that you didn't use a pattern. I'm totally jealous, by the way

Rima said...

Very very nice! looks great on you.

Team Knit ! said...

looks awesome! very chic and wearable, and I love the cream colour. Great job!!

- Julie

weaverknits said...

Beautiful! It's a perfect look with the skinny jeans. Enjoy your days off!

Cassiemarie said...

Super Cute!
I love Cardigans, especially that one!