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knitpurlgurl
06-07-2009, 07:33 PM
Okay, I made it through the medallion portion. I'm fairly new to lace so this was interesting for me. I only messed up on one round - round 52 and ended up tinking and knitting and tinking and knitting and then getting help and tinking and knitting before I could move on. In this picture, it's blocking.

Botanica Medallion Cardigan by Shiri Mor (http://www.shiridesigns.com/?p=1487)

scout52
06-07-2009, 08:09 PM
It looks gorgeous so far. I love the color you chose.

knitpurlgurl
06-07-2009, 08:38 PM
It looks gorgeous so far. I love the color you chose.

Thanks! It was actually a yarn I got from WEBS' Garage Sale - it was the only color in a cotton yarn that was super cheap - so I bought it for this cardi! I thought I might hate it after knitting it for a while, but I'm actually loving the color!

lulubell
06-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Love Love Love it!! The colour is wonderful. I am going to knit this if the Vogue mag I ordered a month or so ago ever turns up. Was supposed to be the middle of May, but no show yet.

stisdale
06-07-2009, 11:17 PM
This is off to a great start, your medallion looks great!

GinnyG
06-08-2009, 04:58 AM
Impressive!

Dimpledapple
06-08-2009, 06:43 AM
Looking great! I definitely look forward to seeing the FO!

Woodi
06-08-2009, 09:15 AM
Stunningly beautiful! I could never knit something so delicate and complex. So I enjoy yours from afar!

margz3
06-08-2009, 09:38 AM
Very, very pretty! :thumbsup:

bambi
06-08-2009, 12:30 PM
It's really beautiful!

Bambi

wezyus
06-09-2009, 01:08 AM
Gorgeous

WandaT
06-09-2009, 09:27 AM
Great start!!! It's going to be awesome!

gotta knit
06-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Great job with the lace, you'd never know you're fairly new to it. Look forward to seeing the finished cardigan.

knittingymnast
06-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Ooh, that's gorgeous! Great job so far! I love to see it finished!

ArtLady1981
06-10-2009, 03:28 PM
Ooooo la la! This is gonna be great! I love this pattern, and I can hardly wait to hear what you think of it, how clear the directions are, any errors, etc!

Keep us posted on all your progress steps, ok?

Lookin' good so far!

knitpurlgurl
06-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Personally, I'm pretty disappointed that the pattern has so many errors. Infact, there are more errors than are listed in the errata. Also, there are some stitches: Indian St, SK2P, 4-RC, 4-LC that could've been quickly explained in a key on the pattern. No such key is listed in Vogue. It wasn't hard to google the info for the stitches of which I was unfamiliar, but it still would've been nice to have a key with the pattern.

I am just beginning the the outer ring and have frogged a couple of times because you really need to count and the kidlets have other plans for me ;P Also, if knitting this pattern, I suggest that you knit the outer ring on straight needles (I'm a circs junkie myself). Fortunately, I am knitting this with a group of ladies and I've gotten feedback from some of the faster knitters that straight needles are a must for the outer ring (I concur) and learning to cable without a cable needle is also handy and faster.

ArtLady1981
06-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the heads-up about the multitude of pattern errors! I might wait for a year to knit this one!
Let all the errors show up first!