Spring Jacket

ronhuber's picture

I found some old Lopi and this pattern in a bin I had forgotten about for over l2 years. It was a fun and fast knit. I especially like the collar on this one. I hope it will be useful for spring and fall walks.

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Simply wonderful Ron!

Simply wonderful Ron!

crmartin's picture

That is absolutely

That is absolutely beautiful, I am throughly impressed!

Randy

TheKnittingMill's picture

Such a beautiful sweater! I

Such a beautiful sweater! I absolutely love cardigans. I seriously need to delve into some stranded work--inspiring.

Mill

“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

Kerry's picture

Nice stranded work. I

Nice stranded work. I particularly like the pattern in the button band and shawl.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Nice. Very nice. A friend

Nice. Very nice. A friend wants me to help her through a cardigan so I'm paying close attention to what you fellows are doing with them. (I normally do pullovers.) Should be a learning experience for both of us. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

cashmere knight's picture

Wow! Great job. It's

Wow! Great job. It's gorgeous. A 'fun and fast' project? Hmm, expertee and skill abounds! Good for you.

Keep it lite and happy!

steve kadel's picture

wow

wow

chipsir's picture

Great sweater...Lopi has

Great sweater...Lopi has such wonderful colours, are you in Canada at the moment or still in Mexico???

rc_in_sd's picture

THAT was a quick knit?! I'm

THAT was a quick knit?! I'm scared.

It's gorgeous, Ron, way to go!

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I have to agree with Albert that the Earth TOnes are magnificient . I am more and more inclined to like Cardigans a lot, if you get hot you can cool down easily! The specs are great because they give us tools we can use when we tackle such a project, thanks for sharing.

albert's picture

Magnificent! The eath tones

Magnificent! The eath tones are muted and yet dramatic at the same time, outlined by the black. The judicious use of the white makes the whole sweater come alive. The collar puts the stamp of uniqueness on this sweater. As always, you've done incredible work! How about some specs: needle size, sts per inch?

ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Albert. I used a 6

Thanks, Albert. I used a 6 mm needle and got 4 stitches to the inch. This sweater is on the back of a Lopi book and I actually saw one for sale here in Canada. I knit the sweater in the round and cut it. The button band and collar where held on a piece of string until it was cut then knitted up and sewn on. Stitches were gradually added to the band and a bunch cast off and then cast on again for the collar. The collar was grafted at the back.