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Doublereeder2
02-25-2009, 11:31 AM
For some reason I just could not make myself finish this one. But I made myself do it and now wonder why I dragged my feet so.
This is Sirdar Open Ruffled Cardigan knit in Ocean (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=4388). The ribbon yarn is unlike anything I have used before and gives a great squishy stretchy fabric. Knitting with it was not my favorite but I really like the result.

Jan in CA
02-25-2009, 12:00 PM
That's a beautiful sweater!

Maybe knitting with the black yarn is what held you up? I find it harder to knit with and I tend to find other things to do instead. I've pretty much told everyone..don't ask for black. I do like black sweaters though.

margz3
02-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Ooh - that's really nice! I agree - ribbon yarn is not the most fun to work with, but it really does make a neat FO!

dustinac
02-27-2009, 11:00 AM
:happydance: it looks wonderful, great fit!

MerigoldinWA
02-27-2009, 12:30 PM
The sweater looks very nice on you. Nice fit and all. I like the ruffled edge.

Do I detect a little green in the yard? The shadow shows that the tree is still in winter mode. I'm looking forward to spring.

ArtLady1981
02-27-2009, 01:45 PM
Hi Ceci! Your sweater is fantastic!

I've never tried knitting a sweater using ribbon, but I'd sure like to! I saw a ribbon sweater at my LYS, and it looked so interesting! Yes, and squishy soft like you mentioned!

ritaw
02-27-2009, 01:47 PM
It looks wonderful on you :) I really like it . I have not knitted wih ribbon before but maybe i will now :)

WandaT
02-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Love the way it turned out! Great pattern!!

mwhite
02-27-2009, 11:41 PM
:yay: :yay: :cheering: Great looking sweater, love the frilly, so feminine and you have a wonderful smile! ;)

mks22300
02-27-2009, 11:52 PM
Looks very nice, I really like the frilly edge!

Doublereeder2
02-28-2009, 01:22 AM
Thank you all.
I knit this in black because I thought I could wear it for performances. I am hoping my keys will not get stuck in the stitches when I lay my oboe down... Guess I'll try it out at home before the shows this week.

Spring is just around the corner here - daffodils are blooming, trees are barely budding and the weeds are growing :)

Have a wonderful weekend :knitting:

TEMA
03-08-2009, 06:09 PM
WOW!
Now that's what I call a beautiful sweater!:thumbsup:
It's gorgeous... so glad you got it done.
TEMA:yay:

Slim
03-08-2009, 07:15 PM
Very pretty! I love the flair at the bottom. Looks great on you!

Debkcs
03-09-2009, 12:38 AM
I've been wondering about knitting with that yarn, maybe I'll do my next sweater with that yarn.

So, did your keys stick when you laid your oboe down? I always wanted to wear a sweater when playing cello, but found anything warm was too bulky.

The frilled bottom does look good.

Doublereeder2
03-09-2009, 01:07 AM
It was too warm in the pit all week to wear it so I don't know if the keys will get stuck or not. Maybe I will be in cooler halls this week and can try it out. I'll report back :-)

GirlChris
03-12-2009, 11:13 AM
beautiful, I'm gla dyou got yourself to finish it, it looks great