View Full Version : FO: Silky Wool "Pinnate Cardigan"

07-11-2012, 05:01 PM
FINALLY DONE! :woohoo:

This PINNATE (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pinnate-cardigan) cardigan ALMOST got tossed into our campfire in the mountains a few weeks ago! The yarn had so much trash embedded in it, which was particularly visible when I was knitting in the sunshine! It drove me very crazy. My husband accused me of being crazy to take the time to pluck this yarn clean. :shrug: (My Ravelry Notes) (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/pinnate-cardigan)

Anyway, I simmered down and just began plucking away at the trash using tweezers as I knit along. It doubled the time it took to get this done. All's well that ends well, they say. :eyes:


Above: the cardigan hemline isn't uneven. It's just how I'm standing.

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07-11-2012, 05:27 PM
I have been there and done that, but if nothing else, knitting does teach us patience. It is a beautiful cardigan and perfect color I think.

07-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Absolutely stunning--as usual for your creations! I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with this yarn. Here's hoping the next pattern, yarn, and experience will be relaxing and enjoyable . . . in short, everything knitting ought to be.

Personally, I would have renamed this "Sulky Wool"! :teehee:

07-12-2012, 03:03 PM
There are just two words for this sweater on you: Gor-geous! Worth every plucking minute.

07-12-2012, 03:21 PM
It turned out beautifully and looks great on you too. Your whole outfit looks great.

Jan in CA
07-12-2012, 03:50 PM
That came out gorgeous!

07-13-2012, 01:14 AM
WOW that is beautiful and your knitting is perfection. I love it. I wouldnt have been patient about picking the yarn, you must be incredibly patient. I think this should be on a magazine cover, it is incredible.

07-13-2012, 11:29 PM
OMG, ArtLady! You do such beautiful work! :notworthy:

07-15-2012, 12:10 AM
I see the front and back match, but I really like the picture of the how the back looks. A really pretty, feminine sweater.

Jan in CA
07-15-2012, 12:37 AM
I see the front and back match, but I really like the picture of the how the back looks. A really pretty, feminine sweater.

If you go her Rav link there is a full back pic. It's beautiful all around!

07-15-2012, 03:59 AM
it is absolutely beautiful! I have to laugh as you said "finally done". You seemed to knit that up pretty quick to me! I took 3 weeks just to make a tank! I can't wait to see what you knit next.

07-15-2012, 05:42 PM
Wow! That is great. I saw the pictures you posted while you were still knitting and I was amazed at the perfection of it. And now that it's finished it looks grrrreat! :cheering:

Wanda Witch
07-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Another work of art. The detail is just beautiful and hopefully you will forget, in time anyway, how bothersome it was to pluck all the junk out of the yarn. Looks great on you. :yay:

08-16-2012, 12:05 AM
OMG!!! How did I miss this thread?! I've been wondering for several weeks "I wonder if she finished the Pinnate Cardigan, because I would LOVE to see the real thing".
Anyways, it gorgeous, I love it. I would love to be able to make my own sweaters and cardigans, I wish I had your talent, (and maybe a little of your experience!) ;)

08-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Wow, it's so beautiful! Definitely worth the trouble.

08-22-2012, 12:18 PM
Really beautiful. A treasure.