FO Friday: Pintuck Cardigan

I have another FO to share today!  I finally finished the Pintuck Cardigan (by Bristol Ivy) that I started back at the beginning of August.  IMG_7378

This was my first bottom-up construction and required very little seaming (just the armholes, shoulders and neckband).  I really like the way it fits, the side shaping is in exactly the right place and how often does THAT happen?  Typically my torso is a bit shorter than patterns are written for.  The only modification I made to this pattern was not going down a needle size for the two rows of ribbing at the bottom.IMG_7380

I used the recommended yarn – Hikoo by Skacel Rylie – in the Kelp colorway and I totally love it.  The yarn is a bit heavy because of the alpaca, linen and silk fibers and it works perfectly with the shape and drape of the sweater – the two are a great match!IMG_7376

Although this sweater sat in the WIP pile for a long time, it didn’t take long to make it into my regular clothing rotation. I know it’s going to be a well-loved sweater, I don’t knit enough cardigans for how often I wear them!  Expect that to change in the future.IMG_7383

What have you been knitting lately?

(The hat in the pictures is my Braided Slouch.  I wear it all the time and have for quite a few years now and it looks just as good as the day I finished it!  Way to go Jitterbug :D)

WIP Wednesday: So Old It’s Basically New, Right?

This week’s project is one that ya’ll haven’t seen in a loooooonnnggg time.  I started this sweater back in….August?  I took it (this particular portion of it, in fact) on my backpacking trip in September and I think September is the last time I worked a stitch on the thing.IMG_6988

This is the first sleeve of the Pintuck Cardigan by Bristol Ivy published in knit.purl’s Fall/Winter 2014 issue and the yarn is Hikoo Rylie in Kelp.  I’m making the second size.IMG_6991

After I pulled this from the WIP basket I had to reassess where I am in the process.  I have the 70 required stitches, which means I’m done increasing and it’s about 17” long which means that basically, I have to knit another inch then start the cap shaping and it’s done!  After one more sleeve, some blocking and seaming, I’ll have another finished sweater (and this one is for me!).

IMG_6994What are you working on this week?  Feel free to share links in the comments if you’ve blogged about it!!

WIP Wednesday: Something New and a Something Green

Phew, it’s been a busy week!  I’ve pretty much been moving and not sitting at my computer for the past …… quite a few days. An unfortunate side effect of being so busy is that I’ve also had next to no time to knit!IMG_5440

I do have a few things going right now – something new that I can’t share too much of yet but let me sing this yarn’s praises for a second!  This is Imperial Yarn’s Tracie Too and I’m in love!  I love the creamy white color, the soft but durable texture (I know its durable because I’ve ripped out this project and swatches for it numerous times and it has yet to show any wear) and, get this, it still smells of its wonderful, sheepy origins! (Those super cute stitch markers are from Wool n Wire)IMG_5442

I’m also still chugging along on the Pintuck Cardigan, it’s my purse-knitting right now so it’s seen the most action during lunch breaks and things. Only a sleeve and a half to go before I can wear this sucker!

What are you working on this week?