Tuesday, May 4, 2010

paris


One Saturday in February there was themed night on television about Paris. Or maybe it was March already. Well, never mind the details. The point is, that I had nothing interesting on needles at that time and had one great idea of this light open cardi. I thought it would be done so very quickly (I tend to underestimate the time needed for everything), but it wasn't. I have been knitting it (on and off) ever since, very slowly.


Two weeks ago my mother had a big birthday party - and I happened to have the perfect dress. But needed a nice cardigan to keep me warm. I remembered my paris cardigan, was absolutely sure it would be done in a few nights and knitted away. The day of the party came and went by, but the cardi was never finished. And my interest faded away, again.


Now there will be a lot of parties this month and the next (birthdays, graduations and so on). I decided to force myself to pick up the needles and now it is finally done! Phew.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca
Needles: 3,5 mm

I'm thrilled with the outcome, it's so sweet and fun. It's knitted in one piece from front to front and then stitches picked up from the armhole for set-in-sleeves. I folded the front edges for heavier structure and it worked just as I hoped it would.

15 comments:

Monica said...

it's beautiful!

I've been knitting a cardigan for two years... on and off... and the sad thing is ... I don't think it'll will fit me in the end.

sigh.

D said...

Oh my.

This is beautiful. I tried to pull off a similar sweater but the silhouette just made me look like a sumo wrestler. Gross.

It looks so lovely on you - just the way I wanted it to look on me!! Wow.

Chris said...

Very lovely! The colour is beautiful and that yarn must make it wonderfully drapey.

iisa said...

Kaunis, yksinkertainen... ja lankana vielä dropsin alpaca! toivottavasti teet tästä(kin) ohjeen! neulon juuri Twenty Ten -neuletakkia ja supertykkään!!! KIITOS!!

med nål och tråd said...

LOVE IT!! I want one in black, NOW :)

And your dress is beautiful.

Julie said...

ooh, it's so beautiful!! looks like the perfect thing to throw on with a dress, or anything! And the colour is so lovely.

crobiknitter said...

I LOVE this! And the dress print is fabulous!

Heidi said...

Se näytää kyllä monimutkaisempi..=) Tykään siitä että se on yksinkertainen, mutta reuna tekee sen kuitenkin ihan ihanaksi! Tykään väristä myös =)

Tora said...

I love it, both the color and the shape is beautiful! Great work!

Linda said...

Its lovely! That sounds like the perfect yarn too.

sarahjane said...

So great! You should make a pattern from this!

Alina said...

Oi miten kaunis! Väri ja malli sopivat upeasti yhteen!

Anna said...

Upea malli! Drops Alpaca on mainio lanka ja se väri on hieno. Tuen ehdottomasti saumattomuutta!

helenepiano said...

ohohoh it's wonderfull, Ilove love it !
congratulation for your design !

(excuse my bad english, i'm french...and I was born in ...Paris !)

Kirsi said...

Hei,
ihastelen ja ihastelen! Saisiko tähänkin ohjeen.