I love a good finished object! This is my Edin Cardigan, pre-blocking.
I gave it a light steam block so I could take a photograph for the ChicKnits KAL. Here you can see that the band on the left is unblocked, and the one on the right is steamed a bit.
I love how the whole thing begins at the back of the neck.
I wet blocked it 2 days ago, and it’s still drying in the sunroom.
Almost dry! It relaxed a bit, gaining an inch in width and an inch in length, both of which are good things. (Did I wash and block my swatch? No. But I did swatch, and I use this particular yarn a lot, so it behaved according to plan.)
Here are the details:
Edin, design by Bonne Marie Burns of ChicKnits
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Continental Blue, 4.8 skeins
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 7
Began Oct. 13, finished Nov. 14. Quickest sweater ever for me.
I really enjoyed knitting this; Bonne Marie’s pattern is well written and easy to follow. Edin as a top down cardigan, mostly stockinette except for the lace bands that look like cables. So pretty! Stockinette is great for multi-tasking knitting; I did a lot of reading while knitting this.
I also perfected my magic loop technique while knitting the sleeves. I knit the first one last month in Sisters, Oregon, where my yarn was the same color as the sky.
At least on the first day. The next day was quite frosty in the morning.
While I was in Sisters, I had the opportunity to meet up with Sarah and Paula at the Stitchin’ Post. Good times.
I have 1.2 skeins left of this glorious blue yarn, and I’m planning to make a cowl in the Indie Designer Gift-Along on Ravelry, which starts Thursday. I’ll post about that in a few days.
I love the color and I love that it doesn’t have buttons. Have you ever used Malabrigo Rios? Do you think the Rios would be a good yarn choice? I was thinking Arc Angel for the color. Your sweater is beautiful.
Hi, Leigh Anne! I haven’t knit with Rios yet; there’s a ball in my stash from a Single Skein Club but it’s still waiting…
But it should be a good choice for this pattern. Definitely swatch to make sure you make gauge and like the fabric you have at this gauge with this yarn. Should be gorgeous!
The sweater turned out beautiful. I love that color blue. I’m sure you will get a lot of wear out of it.
Thank you, and the best thing about it is that it fits AND flatters! (Always a worry when knitting a big commitment.)
Beautiful! Amazing what a little blocking will do isn’t it? Absolutely lovely. You’ll be stunning in your latest FO. Salam wa sa’aadah
I love this cardigan! Beautiful pattern and yarn!
Your cardigan’s beautiful!
Thank you. It feels great, too! It’s like wearing a cloud.