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Doublereeder2
06-01-2011, 04:36 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5871753606_185e9e5560_z.jpg

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (http://knitbot.com/2009/04/13/featherweight-cardigan-now-available/) knit in
Silky Alpaca Lace (http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/product_page_detail.php?category_id=1&item_id=25://) knit with #3 and #4 KP options

Love the finished project, but knitting the miles of stockinette and the 1x1 rib was tedious. I made the front band narrower and it works just fine. If I knit this again, I might put in some shaping like others have done.

salmonmac
06-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Very pretty and well worth slogging through the ribbing and miles of stockinette. Well done!

ArtLady1981
06-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Very nice! :thumbsup:

I read an article the other day...it was commenting on the tendency to use heavy yarns to knit a sweater! Even though they are appealing and quick...the article continued: "It's been found that sweaters knit with lighter weight yarns are worn far more than the bulky sweaters. They are the sweaters that you will reach for the most."

So I had to stop and think...

Anyway, I really love your cardigan! I know you will wear it often, and for many years!

Jan in CA
06-01-2011, 06:37 PM
Laceweight? :zombie: It's beautiful though and I've toyed with the idea of using a lighter weight yarn. My bulky one is just too warm.

newwooley
06-01-2011, 11:46 PM
Wow, thats a beautiful FO. If looks great on you. :yay:

Doublereeder2
06-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Very nice! :thumbsup:

I read an article the other day...it was commenting on the tendency to use heavy yarns to knit a sweater! Even though they are appealing and quick...the article continued: "It's been found that sweaters knit with lighter weight yarns are worn far more than the bulky sweaters. They are the sweaters that you will reach for the most."

So I had to stop and think...

Anyway, I really love your cardigan! I know you will wear it often, and for many years!

Thanks so much!
I love tiny little yarn... but it does take forever! I think I will make this again using fingering weight - should go a bit faster :cool: Might also put in some shaping and use a fancier neckband. Just thinking outloud.

suzeeq
06-02-2011, 08:41 AM
Jan, there's a lot of patterns that use laceweight and fingering yarns but are knit on size 6s and 8s, to make a drapey, floaty sweater that's still warm.

Jan in CA
06-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Jan, there's a lot of patterns that use laceweight and fingering yarns but are knit on size 6s and 8s, to make a drapey, floaty sweater that's still warm.

Yeah, I'll have to look into that sometime. I'll probably get more use out of it. :thumbsup:

Antares
06-02-2011, 04:27 PM
What a fabulous little cardi! And you wear it SO well, too! I'm sure you'll get loads of compliments on your creation--and maybe that will make the miles and miles of ss and ribbing all worthwhile.

Thanks for sharing!

Breezed
06-06-2011, 09:12 PM
I love the colors and it's beautiful.

MerigoldinWA
06-08-2011, 08:24 PM
It looks beautiful! Great job. :heart: :thumbsup:

coltleader
06-15-2011, 03:23 PM
So pretty!

offgridgirl
06-16-2011, 05:58 PM
Friggin' Fastastic!! Love the color and what ever beach you are on!!:yay: