Friday, March 13, 2009

FO: Amelia Cardigan


Here's my Amelia cardigan (free pattern by Laura Chau), in a springy green ("larch") wool-cashmere blend by ColourMart. Love it! The yarn felt like a wool-cotton blend while knitting, but it bloomed like crazy in the final soak and is soft and drapey. Much like the similarly shaped February Lady Sweater, I find that Amelia is universally flattering (having looked at a zillion photos of finished Amelias on Ravelry). The vertical lines are columns of twisted rib, which looks sharp and allows lots of stretch for a good fit. I followed Laura's pattern to the letter, and I'm thrilled with the results. Thrilled! New favourite.

31 comments:

Alex said...

Great job, it looks great!

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

That's just darling! Makes me want to knit one, too.

Teri said...

Looks great! I love your color choice.

whistlepeaknits said...

That is so my colour! You look great!

Carol said...

Love it!

knithound brooklyn said...

That is so beautiful and very flattering on you! Nicely done.

jstrizzy said...

I love it! The color is great on you and the fit is fantastic. And more importantly, I'm glad you like it so much.

Brie said...

Cute! I've been considering this one for awhile, and yours is lovely.

meezermeowmy said...

Great knitting, and good color choice for you. Even in front of the snowy background, it gives you a touch of spring. Congrats!

Meem said...

I have totally been contemplating this as my next sweater! I think the color/yarn you chose is LOVELY. It's one of those universal sweaters you'll get a ton of wear from. Excellent work, miss!

Brainy's Brother Tom said...

Like the colour. I think that would be something that Mom would like.

FilleAinee said...

The cardigan is great and you look particularly lovely in it !

Vicki Knitorious said...

It's wonderful! Great color. Perfect for SPRING!!

laura said...

hooray! It looks awesome Alison!

shannon said...

turned out great. love that color green on you!!

Chris said...

Love it! The color is great!!

J. said...

Looks like I'm adding another pattern to my queue

Leslie said...

This is an awesome sweater. I love the pattern and the colorway is one of my faves.

La Cabeza Grande said...

One day, you show us gorgeous lace. Now, you grace us with this simple, elegant cardigan.

Both are outstanding!

Javajem said...

You iare rocking that cardi! I love it! You picked the best color ever too.

Maia said...

Cute! I love that green. The new shawl is lovely too!

jennifer.auroradesign said...

Your sweater looks absolutely terrific. You really nailed the color and the fit. You've encouraged me to take a closer look at this pattern.

Anonymous said...

C'est beau!

djb said...

You look pretty and it looks cold outside! It's hard to believe that it snows in some places - especially when it's so balmy here.

alisonc said...

Love it!

dawn said...

Wow... it looks great on you. I love it!

Annie said...

Very nice! You're right about it being flattering--there are a lot of details that work together--and that color suits you!

Stacey said...

Darnit. Every time I think "This is the next sweater I cast on for!" I find something else that makes me question it. I love this. Great color too.

Seanna Lea said...

Very nice! This is on my to do list, but I have to say that I can't help but think of Monty Python and The Larch!

Cristina said...

Hi there! Your sweater looks BEAUTIFUL! I am also knitting this, and am a little confused by the waistband portion. How many times are you supposed to do the X (where X means don't do anything) portion? Only once? And if so, what constitutes "the side marker"? Ay yi yi...any suggestions?

sixtyfourstitches said...

it looks lovely. nice colour too! i might have to check it out for myself, "universally flattering" are two words i always look out for, haha :)