Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FO : tea leaves cardigan


It's done! Actually it was done almost a week ago, but it took me a long time to block, sew buttons and then drag Iain out for some photos in front of the Inca wall on the other side of town. 


Hey look, it's my standard awkward sweater pose! 

I blazed through this sweater because I desperately need another sweater out here in Ollanta, and I can already tell this is a sweater I'll wear all the time (though maybe not here, because something about life in this town thrashes your clothes, and this sweater is too pretty to be thrashed). The pattern was very easy to follow, and  I made very little adjustments to the pattern, just omitting the increases under the arms and knitting at a very slightly tighter gauge to get a slightly more fitted sweater. I also added button holes all the way down, as you can see - I like the fastened at the top look, but I think it'll get more wear through the winter this way.


I really loved everything about using Codex by Sanguine Gryphon (starting with the colorway name - On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl) and am holding my breath to see how it looks after a few wearings. I love single ply yarn, and could easily see this becoming my go-to such yarn for sweaters. The color is difficult to describe, but is absolutely gorgeous. I was a lazy knitter and did not switch skeins, but I think I got away with it? 


Much as I love this sweater, I can't help but feel that the Inca wall steals the show in these photos, because really, how cool is this wall?


Raveled here.

12 comments:

  1. it looks beautiful, you did a great job!! I love the color too, and I got super excited by the name. I read that short story a few years back and I don't think I've ever wanted to buy yarn just because of the name before (but there are lots of other great reasons to buy that yarn it seems!)

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  2. Thanks so much! I definitely bought the yarn for the name, but it worked out okay :)

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  4. It's beautiful! I love the color!

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  5. omigosh i want to marry your sweater.



    i hope that isn't to forward of me...

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  6. Gorgeous, the yarn, the pattern, the fitting. Another great job from you!

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  7. Beautiful color choice, it works perfectly with the pattern! Look perfect on you. :)

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  8. it's just lovely! the yarn looks gorgeous! let us know how it wears! also, i think it's great as a full-length buttoning cardigan!

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  9. Your "laziness" was not a problem at all ... this cardi fits you beautifully and the color is so pretty. What a great job you did on this FO. And I agree - the Inca wall is stunning!

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  10. gorgeous, wow !!!

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  11. LOVE this! The color is beautiful. I love following your knitting and travels. You're living my dream life :)

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