Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summertime Cardigan

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Another sweater has come off my needles.  It’s getting to be quite a sweatshop around here as I finish one thing after another at warp speed.  You can imagine the state of the house…

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I had it done up to the yoke weeks ago, but there was something daunting about it, 350 stitches done in ribbing.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t really love knitting ribbing.  It’s something about all that back and forth, it just seems to slow everything down. 

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I love choosing buttons.  Except I never really have eleven buttons that are all the same.  Well, compromise is okay, and these are close enough.  100_7862a

I believe I have enough white four-hole shirt buttons to last me an entire lifetime. 

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This is that sweater I always need when the sky turns to twilight and the sand starts to cool, and my sunburned shoulders get a little chilly, but I want to stay around the bonfire just a little while longer, because someone just started playing my favorite song. 

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The pattern is Leah’s Lovely Cardigan by Leah Mitchell, from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, the yarn is KnitPicks Palette in Green Tea, knit on US size 2 and 3 needles.  I will be wearing this one a lot.