Thursday, September 21, 2006

Saddle Shoulder Aran Cardigan

Hi there! Elli here. I’m hopping on the Zimmermania train partway into a project as I’ve been chugging away on the Saddle Shoulder Aran Cardigan from WG#63 since mid-August. I'm using the suggested Canadian Regal from SHP for this project...it's pretty rustic and scratchy, but otherwise I'm really enjoying this knit. Any suggestions for wool-washes or yarn softening tricks would be welcome.

I’ve also set my heart on an over-the-knee version of the aran form-fitted-arch stockings from Woolgathering #55. Does anyone else have plans to make these?

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


  • I was thinking of doing the knee-highs Meg offered in the latest Vogue Knitting - these others are lovely, too. (And what a cutie they found to model that cardigan!)

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 10:35 AM  

  • damn you're pumpin that out!

    my pattern STILL hasn't come. i'm getting seriously impatient... and anxious can you tell?

    By Blogger brooklyn tweed, at 11:38 AM  

  • that is gorgeous! are those socks on the far right the ones that grumperina reconstructed a while back?

    By Blogger Jessica / Fig & Plum, at 7:36 PM  

  • yes on the stockings! i've been loitering on the Wool Gathering back issues page admiring those. what do you think of the pattern?

    By Blogger MeowGirl, at 12:25 AM  

  • You are kicking all kinds of ass on that sweater, Elli! It's really beautiful.

    Have you washed a swatch? Sometimes those harsh yarns soften up a whole lot without any fuss.

    The stockings are gorgeous. Make some so I can see!

    By Anonymous Adrian, at 7:47 AM  

  • I'm up for knee-highs as well. And that's Meg's son Cully modeling with his wife Michelle on that WG. Their son Eli is modeling Meg's Norwegian Cardigan on the most recent WG #75, inspired by a sweater drawn by Jan Brett in her children's book "Christmas Trolls." There is a charming story behind Eli's sweater--you'll have to read Meg's piece in that WG.

    BTW, if you are interested in making Meg's Arch-Shaped Stockings from the Fall '06 VK pattern, be sure to see the corrections page on Schoolhouse's website.

    By Blogger Jen, at 1:39 PM  

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