Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Solstice Cardigan


Solstice Cardigan
Pattern by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey, 7 skeins
Color: Chanterelle
US 11 needles

Details: This sweater is knit from the top down with very few seams. (One joining the collar to the front and then the pockets.) The cable detail is done without a cable needle which makes it slightly easier, and the waist shaping is down with a rib stitch pattern. I wasn't sure about adding the pockets, but they won out in the end and I'm glad. I was nervous about getting them sewn on evenly. I think I've tried almost every Quince and Co. yarn and they are all wonderful for different reasons. The Osprey used in the sweater is 100% wool, nice and soft, and has beautiful stitch definition.


9 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful cardigan. I keep reading about the Quince & Co yarn but haven't knit with any yet.

Your cardi looks like it will dress up and down very easily...perfect. :)

hearts812 said...

I have been eying that pattern...yours turned out great and fits you perfectly!

Ally Johnston said...

Love the natural colour. It is beautiful.

kim said...

A beautiful knit that looks great on too... This Quince & Co yarn seems to be all the rage. Nice job!

Larissa said...

This cardi is wonderful! Fits you beautifully. I haven't tried the quince & co wool either but i think i must.

april said...

very nice job on the sweater. you have lovely, thick hair, too! i am jealous :)

madder said...

beautiful!!!

Jane said...

Oh, I love this cardi too. The color is perfect! Great job.

Monica said...

Beautiful sweater!
Great color too.