Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Completely Effortless

so perhaps this is a little bit like a pregnancy... the knitting of the thing was at times painful, never ending and sometimes even boring for long stretches. But now that I have the finished, lovely, soft and precious thing? Can't really remember what that was like, and knitting another cardigan is seeming like a better idea every day.

see the project here

sexy pajama shot, straight off the needles
no bra, i'm super stylish
then i sewed in all the end (ALL of them, stripes GAH!)
and set it up for a nice warm soak
after a gentle air spin in the washing machine
a light blocking, the next day I wove wires through the bottom
and across the chest (to keep the sections together) and hung
it over a clothes horse so air could circulate
and then it was finished
could i BE any more matchy-matchy? no, i don't think so.
this cardigan is all the things it promised to be (except for effortless, there is a surprising amount of effort - loads of picking up stitches, lots of math to make things fit right, knitting a cardigan that is TWICE as round as you are is not a cake walk) comfy, squishy, drapey, and just plain lovely.

I can't wait to knit my next sweater!


  1. you and your matchy matchiness!
    love you and your cardigan!

    1. thank you lovely! I think this one will be a bit of a wardrobe staple - like Buttony :D

  2. Gorgeous! you did such a great job! Effortless was my first cardi and I totally agree with every word :)

    1. thanks Shannon! Do you wear yours much? I think I'll get more than my fair share's wear out of this one :)

  3. It really looks gorgeous on you. I like the color combinations too.