Thursday, October 29, 2009

February Lady Sweater, finished!

Size: Medium
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy; Colour: "Midnight Derby"; 4 skeins.

I was exhausted when these photos were taken, but was desperate to get them done outside, between rainfalls.

I am deeply smitten with this cardigan -- I absolutely love everything about it -- the colour, the pattern, the yarn, the way it looks on me -- everything!

I did 23 repeats of the lace pattern on the body, and the same on the sleeves. I have a 'petite' sized upper body, so the length was right for me, but if you're longer waisted, then you'd likely want to add a few more repeats.

I had originally purchased sufficient yarn to make long sleeves, but when I commented to my husband that I though I would do shorter ones, he said: "good idea, then it won't looks so much like a 'granny' sweater!!" What does he know, anyway?

I washed it in my front load machine, on 'hand wash', as the label says it's washable. I was a little surprised to see so many fuzz balls on the sweater after washing, but they easily picked off. I put it in the dryer for several minutes and took it out while slightly damp and blocked it out.

Yay! Another FO -- onto the next one!


Lynette said...

great job! that's such a nice color on you.

Jackie said...

I love the lace pattern. You did an awesome job.

God bless.

Preeti said...

Great yarn, great color! Looks lovely on you!!

mames said...

so pretty, both the knit and you. i love your hair, it looks great with that cut and color.

Tara said...

Gosh, that Dream in Color, eh? I'd love a sweater's worth! The FLS looks faboo on you, and the colour is perfect. Congrats!