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mill river cardigan

October 16, 2010

well, i’ll admit it. i put aside my blogging responsibilities to work on a rhinebeck sweater. i actually knit two! i started one about two or three weeks ago, a seamless, saddle shoulder sweater with a woven contrast color design, which was in my last post. then, last thursday, i went to an all-day workshop for my job, and needed something boring to bring!

mill river back

i’d had this idea for a lace-back cardigan, knit in an extra-wooly two-ply kicking around for a while, and pulled out my prized skye tweed (ravelry link). i thought a turned picot hem would be nice, too, so i grabbed a cone of harrisville highland in a nice teal and brought it with me.

mill river hem

mill river picot hem

of course, i was still finishing it in the car on the way up to rhinebeck. i managed to convince my parents we should go together, so i had a good hour and a half of free driving time from their house in new york to use for finishing! i spent the whole time saying, “we’re not getting close, right? please tell me we have another half hour!” but, i got it done! my dad took this picture of me, cara, and karen (two of the managers of the webs store):

rhinebeck!

they wanted me to show off the back. i’ll be writing the pattern shortly, although there’s some tweaking i’d like to do on the sleeve circumference and the sizing; i was worried i was making the sleeves too narrow so i added two extra increase rounds, and it turned out they were too big for me! i guess i should trust my instincts.

as for the other sweater, it has about 20 rows and a buttonband left. so, it’ll get done sometime this week, time willing.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 1.50pm

    Okay, not only am I jealous that you went to Rhinebeck, but that sweater is KILLING me. I love the contrast of the hem!

    • fuchsia permalink*
      October 20, 2010 8.58am

      you should have come! we’ll hang out soon and i’ll tell you about it.

  2. October 18, 2010 9.50am

    I saw it in person and it’s SO pretty!

    • fuchsia permalink*
      October 20, 2010 8.58am

      thanks! your sweater was great, wish i’d been able to use handspun for mine!

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