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« on: August 01, 2012 01:11:00 PM »



I made this sweater according to the lace cardigan pattern in The Traditional Sweater Book by Madeline Weston. I think my only modification was to not include the pockets. I don't see the point of transparent pockets. The book is old but you might be able to find a secondhand copy here:

http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Sweater-Book-Madeline-Weston/dp/B000KDSBK8

I used Debbie Bliss Angel yarn, which is a laceweight blend of kid silk and mohair. I originally bought this yarn for a tam and scarf for me, but then I was visited by a vision of it as used for this sweater, which I had long wanted to make. I dont quite know what Im going to wear it with. I think I'm going to buy or make a little ivory lace camisole to wear underneath it, and wear it alternately with my several dark brown skirts, trousers, and leggings. I also have a cream wool crepe skirt that might look good with it. This wasnt one of my more practical inspirations. It is pretty though, so delicate and soft, like a pale green cloud.

It is SO nice to have this project done. It took me a year, which is atypical for me, as knitting projects don't normally take me longer than a few months at the most. It was very slow going and I kept putting it aside in favour of anything else.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012 01:28:39 PM »

What a beautiful cardigan.  I bet it is so warm.  I love the lacy look and the colour.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012 01:59:28 PM »

very pretty!  it looks very soft and cozy.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012 04:33:10 AM »

Your sweater is beautiful.  You must be pleased.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012 06:43:20 AM »

Beautiful!  Lovely haze on the yarn.  Good choice to leave off the pockets.  I love the color!
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