cardigan for a great mate

PaulJMC's picture

Ok - first REAL design!!

Sat down with Damo - stitch cards, pen and paper and have designed my first cardigan. Did the swatch on 17 April 2001 but then ended up travelling a lot for work so this project lay dormant for quite a few weeks.

Saved by a wisdom tooth operation....five days off work in the house with a "fat head" meant I nailed the project!

The front and back stitch is "Ladder Tile" a 20 row repeat pattern (mult. 12)

Sleeves were a 5 x 2 rib

I knitted the body flat but the sleeves in the round. In hindsight, I would have done the whole thing in the round.

Coco inspired for one of the biggest, beefiest, kings of high camp! I am really happy with the results.

I gave it to him and he went straight out to the bars to show it off :) success!!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Okay...I'll comment on the

Okay...I'll comment on the pose. Yowza! Looks as if he had fun showing off a great cardie. Congratulations. The fact he wanted to show it off in the bars is a Big compliment. Great design and knitting. Cheers. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kenny's picture

Oh, I thought that was you.

Oh, I thought that was you. haha great sweater though.

PaulJMC's picture

Thanks Boys, I still cant

Thanks Boys,

I still cant beleive that no one commented on his camp "fashion pose". He wanted to do a fashion shoot which was just too funny!


bobinthebul's picture

Wisdom teeth - yuck. Sweater

Wisdom teeth - yuck. Sweater - great! I like the style, and the fit seems perfect; I hope I get to the point where I dare take on a project like that!

CLABBERS's picture

I like the ladder tile

I like the ladder tile repeat. It adds a nice texture to the larger flat areas that are common in other sweaters. Very handsome!


Kerry's picture

Very smart looking cardie,

Very smart looking cardie, you should be proud of it.

kiwiknitter's picture

"Success" is right! It is a

"Success" is right! It is a very sophisticated and classy cardie. I like the pattern and especially the brown with the gray. The sleeve joins look perfect.

I see you're just across the Tasman from me. If you're ever in Hobbit country, let me know.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

rc_in_sd's picture

Great design, Paul! The fit

Great design, Paul! The fit looks perfect, too.

ronhuber's picture

That is a lovely cardigan.

That is a lovely cardigan.

Simpawknits's picture

Classy! Great job!

Classy! Great job!

AKQGuy's picture

Very stylish and sleek

Very stylish and sleek looking. I like it very much. Congrats on finishing it up and sorry on the dental work.