Friday, January 23, 2009

Cassidy



All done! Including buttons.

Let me say, apart from my own personal image issue, I'm very very happy with this project. The Cascade 220 is such a wonderful yarn, and worked up beautifully with the pattern. So warm and comfy. Let's do some project stats, eh?

Project Stats:

Pattern: Cassidy by Chic Knits

Yarn: Cascade 220

Changes to the pattern: oops on one of the cables, let's call it a improvisional interpretation? Had to shorten the sleeves considerable (I usually end up shortening Chic Knits pattern's sleeves around 4"... and I could've done an other inch on these). Knit the buttonband in one really really long piece (the pattern has you do each side then graft/seam the top). I did a perpendicular join on the hood rather than seam the cabled center peice to the sides.

Problems with the pattern: Found no errors. I like how Bonne Marie writes her patterns and find them easy to follow (if only I would actually read rather than skim...).

Overall Impressions: It's a keeper. It was a quick knit. The style is fabulous and it's really comfy to wear. What more could I ask for in a project? Considering that I had to knit the right front twice, it still didn't take me long to work up (when I actually worked on it). A most definite thumbs up!

I will absolutley make this again. I really want a cotton blend one in red. There are some things I'll do differently next time. I won't bother with waist shaping. The ribbing sort of takes care of that by itself. I'll make the body a little longer and the sleeves a little shorter. I'll try to do the perpendicular join on the hood in the purl stitch (tho' I actually like the vertical line that I ended up with this one).

Okay, back to knitting... I think I can get an other project done by the end of the month?

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! ta-da!!! Lovely lovely lovely! Congratulations :)

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  2. Very nice! I love this one!

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  3. Linda from Cali8:48 PM

    Wow! This sweater is soooooo beautiful. I especially love the way you worked the hood. I think I'm afraid of them. I wouldn't change a thing. You are a very talented lady.

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  4. Awesome sweater and wonderful fit!

    Peace

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  5. That might very well be the nicest sweater you've ever made and you've made tons of really nice sweaters. It's so perfect and I love the color.

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  6. I love how the sweater looks on you! It's a great sweater for you. You always inpire me and this will be my next sweater.
    I have two questions. What color did you use and could you explain on the blog the join you used on the band so I and others might use that modification as well. Thanks.

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  7. Thank you for the review. I just cast on for this sweater. Your sweater is really beautiful.

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  8. I love your sweater! I just cast on for this and much appreciate your review.

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  9. This is such a lovely sweater!!!! I stumbled on your blog somehow and am gratful I did. All of your knits have turned out wonderful! So far this pattern is my favorite, I especially like the colors you choose. Can hardly wait to see more completed projects!

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