Saturday, May 09, 2009

Minimalist cardi

I've been meaning to knit this since last year, then changed my mind because I didn't think the style would suit me. But after I got this lavender yarn some months ago I started re-thinking that idea and finally decided it would be a nice match.

The yarn was a dream to knit with (I'm sure it's going to pill terribly after some use, but it's so soft right now I don't care) and the pattern is quite straightforward and easy. The final result is not too bad, not something I'm crazy about but I like to dress in layers so it fits perfectly into my wardrobe.

Pattern: Minimalist cardigan, by Ruthie Nussbaum (from Interweave Knit Fall 2007)
Yarn: Debbie Blish Cashmerino (9 skeins)
Needles: 4 mm
Size: 34 ''

Changes: Not many. Just lengthened the body by an inch or so (it lenghtened even more after blocking), and didn't make the sleeve increases. And if I'd ever do this again I would probably add some slight waist shaping .


craftoholic said...

It's very pretty on you and I like the lavender color paired with the dark blue and gray.

Hmm, the more I look at it the more I want to knit one too, thanks for the inspiration :-)

chookie said...

it looks lovely, and i agree with craftoholic - the colour combination is great.

Verity said...

I have started this one too and stopped wondering if I should continue -I think I will get back to it now! It looks great. The colour is so pretty too.

kitty-san said...

Nunca vi este ponto de tricot, parece muito interessante.

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's a really nice color on you. I've always liked the Minimalist b/c of it's simplicity (duh, right?) :)


Julie said...

Looks great on you! Love the color and texture. :) (visiting via someone's sidebar link, btw)

Anonymous said...

Ton modèle me fait de l'oeil...
Très belle réalisation!
J'aime beaucoup la baby cashmerinos.