Saturday, January 26, 2008

First FO of 2008 !!!

This little sweater may just define my 2008'
Knit year for me !!!

I set a goal to finish this sweater before the end of January and succeeded. So far, so good !!!

I didn't really use a pattern for this one. I took measurements from another sweater and commenced to knitting and used a bit of information from this Custom Fit Raglan Sweater site. Even with these two sources. I miscalculated the yardage and had to shorten the waist and redo one sleeve to make quarter-length sleeves instead of full length. It all worked out for me in the end. I love the look of bracelets/bangles with quarter-length sleeves.

I've no idea who the maker of this yarn is because it came from that stash I bought last July. It is mohair though and I must admit, I love, love, love the color.


Camille said...

The color on this is beautiful. I have a neighbor that makes sweaters and things without patterns. I am impressed.

Mags said...

Wow....your cardi is beautiful. I am so in awe. I need a pattern for everything except maybe a pair of sox!!!
Great job and the colour is lovely.
Happy knitting.
P.S. Thanx for your comment.

Virtuous said...

Very nice! Looks like it was worth breaking in 2008!

Great job!!

Rina said...

That's awesome. I can't really design anything so a guidelines or some sort is always needed.

It's a great start for 2008.

del said...

As I said before, the color is just to-die-for. Congrats on finishing--your cardi is beautiful.

JL said...


the yarn is beautiful for tis cardi, love it.

I;m a coffee drinker too!

Strikkelise said...

The cardi looks cute, and it seems it's taken right from your avatar :)

Beate said...

Is'n it great when it succed on making something and it fitts..
great feeling.
Good learning process too, not to compleatly lean on the patterns

Guaria del Bosque said...

You go, girl! I'm one of those renegade knitters who rarely uses patterns. You are a girl after my own heart.

Lisa said...

Very very lovely! Great way to start the new year : )

hesira said...

I love cardis and yours is just beautiful! I'm so impressed you made it without a pattern.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

vtwopoint5 said...

Very nice sweater! I'm working on my first Custom Fit Raglan and I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

a friend to knit with said...

no pattern? you did a fabulous job!!!!!
and i love the color.
great going!

JL said...

I love this, very nice colour.