Monday, July 21, 2008

A Cotton sweater for Mom

I'm always looking for new projects, as if I didn't have enough to do. So my mom and I went on an epic search for the right pattern and the right yarn to make her a cotton cardigan that was lacy enough. After searching many website, knitting books and yarn stores, we decided on the Peacock plumes cardigan from and using Berroco's cotton twist yarn.
Here's the blocked gauge swatch on cardboard and the yarn used:

I've started work on the body of it (the back and two front panels are knit as one piece) and I have done 6.5 inches, and used 2 skeins already. Here's the progress so far:

And here is the project blocked, the bottom will be a lot less 'spikey' when the pins are taken out:

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