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ArtLady1981
07-31-2010, 03:43 AM
This was a fun knit, except the miles and miles of ribbing bands! (knit in the round and round, about 600 stitches around! ack!)
I started it in May, and finally finished it up tonight! It is done, however, after I took the photos, I piled soppy wet terry cloths on top of the ribbing bands to permanently "set" the curves around the bottom fronts. Otherwise, the curves can't fan out well, and then the sweater becomes distorted.

Pattern: Blackberry Cabled Cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blackberry-cabled-cardigan)
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (dk)
Modifications: no buttonholes; no shawl collar; no trinity stitch (dbl moss instead)
My Ravelry notes (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/blackberry-cabled-cardigan), if you care to read them


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4845274799_379d8088ec.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4845894204_bdd0d696ac.jpg

THE BACK (before blocking):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4624646633_ecdfee2777.jpg

Ingrid
07-31-2010, 10:18 AM
Absolutely beautiful!!!

Debbie
07-31-2010, 10:40 AM
So pretty!

lgoddard
07-31-2010, 11:15 AM
All I can ever say is WOW when I see your finisihed projects. Everything is always just beautiful that you do.

KnitterGirl12
07-31-2010, 11:24 AM
That is such a beautiful cardigan! What do you think your next project will be?:yay:

Jan in CA
07-31-2010, 01:24 PM
Wow, beautiful!

I finally finished one after dragging my tail on it. Pictures soon.:thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
07-31-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks Jan!

borealowl
08-01-2010, 12:12 AM
Beautiful. You are truly amazing. I suggest wearing this with black slacks and a white turtleneck.

Slim
08-01-2010, 07:13 AM
That is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it -- the design, the color -- it's perfect! Lovely work.

MoniDew
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
your work is just so seriously stunning!!!!

Krystal
08-01-2010, 07:27 PM
This is absolutely stunning!

There is some special quality about your work that whenever I see it I always think "ArtLady knit that."


The way I have the webpage zoomed in (so I can read it from the couch) it cuts off the userpic so I had no idea who's post I was looking at. I immediately thought of you when I saw this sweater and when I scrolled back over to see who the poster was I discovered it was you! This is not the first time I've done that either. Not sure what it is, but your work always stands out.

:heart:

bambi
08-01-2010, 10:39 PM
That is a beautiful cardigan!!!

Freyja
08-01-2010, 11:54 PM
Love the sweater.:inlove:
The Red is going to look gorgeous on you!

Daylilydayzed
08-02-2010, 02:39 AM
That is such a beautiful work!

WandaT
08-02-2010, 08:49 AM
That is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it -- the design, the color -- it's perfect! Lovely work.

AGREED!! You are one stylin' chick with all your gorgeous hand knit sweaters!

margz3
08-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Three words....... Drop. Dead. Gorgeous!!!

Lana
08-02-2010, 11:57 AM
SMASHING!!!

And a perfect closure on a perfect cardi.

Cheekybeans
08-02-2010, 11:57 AM
That is soo pretty!

You are my hero, one day I hope to be able to knit like that :inlove:

aprilbetty
08-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Ditto to what everybody has already said. I would just add that I am so impressed with the picked-up stitches for the ribbed band. It is perfect!

kmaclean
08-03-2010, 09:31 AM
Beautiful work as always! I love the modifications you made ... it looks fantastic!

MerigoldinWA
08-03-2010, 02:42 PM
BEAUTIFUL! :heart: I like your mod of not using trinity stitch. I've never used it on anything, but I've swatched it and it is hard to do and leaves big holes on the sides of the stitches, so I'm not a fan. This is better. Nice red, gorgeous cables, didn't need the shawl collar.

OffJumpsJack
08-03-2010, 11:49 PM
I though that color was more a raspberry. :)

What ever color it is you did it "berry" well. :thumbsup:

luvmykid28
08-05-2010, 12:25 AM
I just knew your Blackberry Cabled Cardi would be amazing. Thanks for sharing.:cheering:

Debkcs
08-05-2010, 04:35 AM
I knew there was a reason to boot up the computer tonight. What a beautiful, as always, cardigan! The berry color, whatever it is, is perfect for the cables, etc.

melmac51
08-10-2010, 09:23 PM
I always look forward to your FO's, and they're always incredibly beaufitul!