Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mrs. Darcy

I'm pleased to announce that I FINALLY finished my first cardigan (not counting a couple of shrugs).  It took way longer than I had anticipated and I came across more than one challenge, but I learned a lot along the way that I think will help me with future knitting projects.  The pattern is called Mrs. Darcy (hence the title of this post). 
Here are my final thoughts on the finished product:  I love the color, the neckline, the twisted rib detail, and my rad little black/white vintage buttons.  What I don't like is that it has stretched out soo much already.  I think it's my poor choice of yarn.  I used Vintage Wool by Berroco which is a synthetic/wool blend.  I think if I went for a pure natural fiber, it would have held it's shape better.  Anyhoo, those of you who are also interested in knitting this little lovely pattern, here's the lovely girl who designed it along with her FREE pattern.  I just discovered that her pattern is no longer available, sorry folks.  But the good news is that she's reworking it to be published in a book:) 

Leiza also finished the sweater she's been working on for as long as I've been working on this.  Unfortunately, she directly went out of town for a couple of weeks and hasn't taken photos yet.  Hopefully she'll be able to share it will y'all soon!!  Cherry-O! - S