Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dueling Mojo's

I finished the Transverse Cardigan from the Spring 2010 Interweave Knits. I lengthened the body, changed the sleeve length and added the garter stitch neckline. I would have liked it a little longer but other than that I'm very happy with it. While watching Knit and Crochet Today, a knit designer said that the biggest mistake knitter's make is following the pattern, I couldn't agree more, coming from a sewing background I never hesitate to change a pattern to suit my taste.

Love the toggle buttons, you have no idea how long I debated buttons but once I saw these against it the decision was made. The pattern calls for two large buttons I wanted three.

I also added a snap at the neckline.

I used the same lining fabric that I'm using for the Simplicity jacket to make a button band.

Despite my knitting mojo being in full throttle, I did manage to make progress on Simplicity 2508 and with another day off I should be able to finish it.

Patch pocket, I didn't cut the flap on the bias, doh.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative Martin Luther King Day.


Andrea said...

Beautiful Girl. I love your sweater and the dress. You did a really nice job on both.

toy said...

I really love the cardigan. Nice work

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice sweater. Love the color.

gwensews said...

That's some terrific knitting! Nice job. Part of my MLD will be spent at the dentist. Yuck!

Sheila said... your sweater and the coat is progressing nicely.