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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

MG: eponymous

didn't know where to put my arm

eponymous (guess i was feeling cheeky when i started this sweater): pattern-based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's seamless raglan. knitted to my measurements; negative ease around the bust; postive ease around the upper arms. body knitted from the bottom up in the round, then cardiganized with a steek. sleeves knitted top down from provisional cast-ons at the yoke. yarn-four skeins (100 grams) of Araucania Nature Wool in color #03 (100% wool). thank you, Kitty Kitty! :) needles-4.25mm clover circular (US6) for stocking stitch in the body; 3.75 addi natura circular (US5) for ribbing in the body; 3.9mm clover mini circulars for upper sleeves; 4.5mm clover mini circular for lower sleeves; 2.25mm clover DPNs (US1)for ribbing on cuffs.

trying to show you the decorative de/increases



22 comments:

  1. Wow - that is one beautiful cardie. I've just read your post on Zimmermania and have read your various posts on steeking - you're so brave. It's inspired me, though. I *might* give it a go myself once I've worked through my current projects.
    Happy knitting!


    Scarybez :)

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  2. SO beautiful. Love the sleeves, the variagation, everything. So cool!

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  3. That is completely gorgeous! One of these days I'll get a Zimmermann knit started.

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  4. That's beautiful. Perfect for spring (well, perfect for spring in the upper midwest). Did you alternate skeins every few rows with the araucania nature wool? or just let the yarn do what it wanted...?

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  5. oh it's beautiful, meow girl! seriously great ~ and how did you get those sleeves?! you had to do some serious decreasing right, but did you increase just before the end so that they'd poof a bit? mm, i haven't pocked up my knitting in weeks but i'm so tempted to now. ..

    and check out the hair! i like it, all short, at least compared to the one time we met ;)

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  6. Emma in France3/21/2007 11:58 AM

    It's beautiful and elegant!

    Thinking I'll be coming back to your blog :)

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  7. Pretty sweater. And you finished it up just in time. Kitty Kitty was saying that you will be cold when you come to visit. I will have to see if I have more yarn for her that you can "borrow".

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  8. I really love the sweater, particularly the increases you made on the sleeve to create a slight puff... Came over from zimmermania; your blog is definitely the newest addition to my Bloglines! You guys are so inspiring!

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  9. What a pretty sweater. It really is inspiring, and as others have noted, I *luv* those sleeves...

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  10. ooo that fits u so well! Lovely lovely cardie. Ditto everyone, the sleeves are a very nice touch.

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  11. Best use of variagated yarn ever!
    -Lola

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  12. Nice touch on the sleeves. And the steeks. Beautiful. I ought to look through my Zimmerman again...

    - MJ

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  13. That is soooo nice - looks like something i want to sink into. My favourite shade of green tooo...!!

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  14. i'm so seriously inspired by this...

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  15. I love it, really gorgeous. Mmmm... I need to make one too!

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  16. That sweater is absolutely sensational. The color, the design, the fit, everything! I have to get an EZ book so I too can do this (is it inspired by 'Knitting in the Round'?).

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  17. Nice sweater! It really is fantastic.

    I'm sorry to report that we closed the sign up for the earth day swap, but please keep it in mind for next year. I figured it would be kind of small this year and maybe it will grow.

    Besides, there's always the June Solstice. (Hint Hint.)

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  18. Your cardi is just lovely! The decorative decreases under the arms, the color, the cuffs....just gorgeous! I aspire to something that wonderful!

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  19. This is such a pretty cardigan and so of the moment with the gathers at the sleeve edge and the fitted shape. And steeked!! Yikes!! But the button band does look somehow more finished.

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  20. That is so beautiful. I love how you did the sleeve.

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  21. oh my goodness..that's so beautiful! I love it. that sleeve detail really blew me away.

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  22. I like that you steeked the fronts..that way the subtle shifts of color flow from one side to the other...lovely!
    may
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