View Full Version : FO: Marce's Hot Lava Cardigan

06-25-2007, 06:00 PM
This post was delayed for some time now by...well..life stuff! :)

Here are some photos and details to share with my KH buddies:

Pattern: Hot Lava Cardigan (http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/hotlava.html), free pattern from Blue Alvarez Designs
Yarn: Noro Iro # 43, used ALL of 5 skeins
Size: I knit the Medium


Techniques: Magic Loop for sleeves, circular knitting for the body, picking up stitches to join the bolero bit to the shoulder/shrug bit; "spit felting" (aka Felted Join found here (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos//bas-tech-more/join-by-felting-rds.mpg)on KH).

You'll notice I'm using a dpn for temporary closure; please feel free to pass along good sources for shawl pins or big cool buttons :shifty:


This pattern was very easy to follow and written in the plainest english. I liked that stitch counts were given along the way, and that if you have some experience you could make adjustments in several different places to suit your custom fit.


I'm a BIG fan of this Noro yarn for it's great color combinations and softness, but I must say that I ran into several knots in each skein :ick:. Since this is 75% wool and 25% silk though, the felted join helped me to avoid having alot of ends to weave in. Only my cast on and bind off yarn ends had to be woven - can't beat that!

Thanks for looking!! :heart:

06-25-2007, 06:10 PM
:cheering::cheering:I love it, Marce!!! That colorway looks gorgeous on your already gorgeous self!

I've heard lots of folks complaining about knots in Noro. Sorry you had the same problem.

06-25-2007, 06:16 PM
I love it so much! I have to say, this is the second FO garment I've seen of yours, and I am such a huge fan of both of them! You're quite talented; great job! :D

06-25-2007, 10:07 PM
It looks really good on you, and the colour is gorgeous. Well done! :)

06-25-2007, 10:20 PM
That's beautiful! I remember your last sweater too, you do some beautiful work.
I like the look of the dpn, but I remember someone on KH talking about this cool website called The Button Drawer (https://www.buttondrawer.com/Catalog.asp). I've never purchased anything from them, but they have some really pretty clasps that I like and a huge selection of buttons.

06-25-2007, 10:26 PM
That is just gorgeous! You always choose the best yarns for your projects!

06-25-2007, 11:23 PM
That is simply beautiful!

slightly addicted to yarn
06-26-2007, 02:50 AM
Lovely - looks so good on you and beautifully knitted too - I should hate you really! You must be delighted with it:cheering:

06-26-2007, 08:51 AM
Beautiful, and it looks amazing on you!

06-26-2007, 08:53 AM
HOT HOT HOT:cheering:

06-26-2007, 10:53 AM
It's BEAUTIFUL! :notworthy: Thank you for sharing the pattern and tips!

Susan P.
06-26-2007, 10:58 AM
Fabulous on you. That's style/design would suit you in other fabrics also. Great colours.

06-26-2007, 12:50 PM

You guys are great at giving positive feedback, and I appreciate it!

Happy knitting, I'm off to see what everyone else has been making


06-28-2007, 04:09 PM

07-02-2007, 07:37 PM
Wow - it looks fantastic!:muah::muah::muah:
Beautiful colors, perfect fit. Way to go....

07-02-2007, 08:56 PM
What "hot" top! You did such a great job!

07-04-2007, 03:50 AM
Jamadian!! Hi!! :waving: You do knit the most fabulous patterns...and your yarn choice as well as color choices are always "right on"!
Thanks for sharing the photos and the links! :happydance:

07-04-2007, 06:33 AM
Wow, that is just amazing! :cheering:

07-04-2007, 01:14 PM
Ooohhh, that's pretty...Looks really good on you :thumbsup:

07-04-2007, 02:57 PM
Perfect match of design and colorways. Just one word: Wow! I don't have the budget for the Iro but have seen other items worked in it and it's fab!!


07-04-2007, 11:40 PM
Man oh man - you are quite inspiring. This is now on the top of my to do list. You are very good at what you do!

07-13-2007, 06:12 PM
That is *so* very cool.

I love it, the colors, and the style! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

07-13-2007, 06:49 PM
I like to go to thrift stores and flea markets to look for buttons. I also got a bag of buttons from a friend's grandma that is a treasure trove. Know any grandmas? Good luck and BEAUTIFUL work!