Sunday, April 6, 2008

orange + sunshine + tortoise shell buttons = lovely, lovely.

i finished the mrs. darcy cardigan, and i am seriously pleased. seriously! i have redubbed it the "american girl in europe" cardigan, because i fully plan on living in this while i'm in europe. i can hardly believe that i will be setting sail, as it were, on may 19. i have a feeling it won't really sink in until i'm in the air.

the details:
needles: US10
yarn: knitpicks wool of the andes, pumpkin
modifications: not very many modifications, actually. i added four stitches to each front panel and to the sleeves. i also extended the buttonhole band to make the neckline not quite so deeply v'ed. the armhole shaping on the back and front panels was wonky in the pattern, so i short of just winged it.

on to the photos already! relaxing in the sunshine on the floor of my kitchen. because, hey, that's what i do.
080406. american girl in europe cardigan.


here she is! so pretty. oh, and note the boombox appearance.
080406. american girl in europe cardigan.


i just like this picture.
080406. american girl in europe cardigan.


here's one of me not in the sunshine. i love the rich color of this yarn. it's a little itchy on the skin, but that never bothers me too much.
080406. american girl in europe cardigan.


i think i've officially gotten over my fear of buttons and buttonhole bands with this sweater. look at how evenly it lines up! awesome.
080406. american girl in europe cardigan.

1 comment:

*karen said...

V. flattering. This came out so well. I have this pattern queued on Ravelry.