Zimmermania

Thursday, May 15, 2008

meg swansen's saddle shoulder aran






i have knitted my second saddle shoulder aran.

stats:

needles: 3½, 4 and 4½
yarn: 13 skeins of classic elite skye tweed, upland green (discontinued, argh how could they do this to us)
cables: ribbed cable, sheepfold, fishbone, staghorn plus twisted stitches in between cables. (back panel is actually stolen from alice starmore,s inishmore)

i enjoyed everything about knitting this cardigan and i really enjoy wearing it too. it has a very nice fit and i think it is both a sweater a feminine and a masculine sweater at the same time. it looks great on lanky men and even on more ample men if one can use that expression. the colour is very very unusual. it reminds me a bit of a nice indian curry or something like that. and it is not very photographable.

it is the second sweater i knitted from this pattern and i learned a lot from knitting the first. lots of things occured to me as i went. i will probably knit more of them in the future.

now i am knitting the fishtrap cardigan. that is a lovely knit as well and for the first time i am using yarn that meg and elizabeth recommends i.e. canadian regal. stay tuned.

7 Comments:

  • What a beautiful sweater!!! I made a sweater in the same yarn (different color) and I am so mad it is discontinued! Lovely work.

    By Blogger Kimberly, at 4:41 AM  

  • Beautiful sweater!

    By Blogger Cybèle, at 1:57 PM  

  • It looks great! I was going to say how much I liked the cable you substituted on the back - not surprising if it's from Alice Starmore. I like the square neck, too. You do the most beautiful work.

    (And why must they always discontinue the best tweeds? I think we need to organize a Save the Tweeds foundation.)

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 8:21 AM  

  • It looks fantastic! Absolutely lovely. I am also very sad about Skye Tweed being discontinued...I'm working on a sweater in it right now and am trying to savor it, knowing it's the one and only time I'll get to knit with that yarn.

    By OpenID whitknits, at 8:53 AM  

  • What a lovely sweater! Looking good.

    By Blogger Kucki68, at 12:57 AM  

  • Stunning sweater. Wow. Great work.

    By Blogger ilex, at 1:45 PM  

  • Beautiful work. How nice that you are homeschooling. Do you have norwegian anchesters?

    By Blogger annebritt, at 2:18 PM  

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