Friday, May 17, 2013

Cameo

So here's what I started after I frogged the ill-fated Pip:


Of course, it's another Kim Hargreaves design!  This one is from Whisper, the spring book released in 2011.  It's called Cameo, and it's a short open jacket with deep raglans.   Here it is on Kim's lovely model:


I've wanted to make this sweater since the book came out, and just before getting this spring's book, I ordered the yarn to make it.  Then I got distracted with the new release!  But since Pip didn't work out for me with the yarn I had on hand, I came back to this.

The sweater is knit in Rowan's All Seasons Cotton, a cotton/acrylic mix.  It's a yarn I've used before, and while I don't especially enjoy knitting with it, I do love the final result - it's a great weight for spring and summer and quite easy to care for.  One of my all-time favorite sweaters was made with this yarn.  It's a little more tedious this time because I had to go down a needle size to get gauge, so it's all quite stiff.  But I love this fabric:


I've been having a lot of missteps lately with my knitting, so I'm really hoping I can stay on track with this and actually finish it!

12 comments:

  1. I keeping my fingers crossed for you. It's going to make my sewing a little difficult though!!! I think this one is going to work out wonderfully. The stitch is lovely. Are you going to the Lorna Laces tour tomorrow?

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  2. Wow - you really like Kim's designs! And you have a good relationship with cotton. I really can't stand how it feels - and it doesn't drape well on super curvy shapes (IMO), but you make it seem so appealing.

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  3. Another very cute design choice... Best of luck with the progress! :D

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  4. Mmm, that's lovely. I don't have Whisper, must resist buying it until I've knitted something from the new book!

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  5. Such a pretty design. I hope this one works out!

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  6. I really like the large, airy sleeves, they look so interesting. Of course white is the perfect color for it, this is going to be another one of those projects that looks great with a number of pretty outfits.

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  7. This looks so beautiful, good luck with it x

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  8. that'll be a great spring sweater. hope this one works out!

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  9. What a pretty pattern. I look forward to seeing your completed cardigan.

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  10. This will look great on you!

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  11. This will be such a cute neutral for all of your vintage outfits! Do you order her books from the original website?

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    1. I always order directly from Kim's website, because the price ends up being the same, but Kim seems to get the books before everyone else, and I always get them about 3 days after I order - all the way from England!

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