Slipped Stripped Cardigan

SAPBrown's picture

I just finished my first sweater in time for the holidays.

for more info:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sapbrown/slipped-stripes-cardigan

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ILHIKER's picture

Beautiful job! The color and

Beautiful job! The color and execution are stellar!

SAPBrown's picture

Thanks for such high praise.

Thanks for such high praise.
I must admit, the stitch pattern is rather mindless. No purls (on the RS).

ILHIKER's picture

I am in the middle of a

I am in the middle of a raglan sweater now and have just completed the yoke, so I am now into the mindless stokinette stitching. Thankfully, I have a pair of socks on the side that I can grab and use for a diversion. Both patterns are painfully simple. I think I'm ready to take a simple raglan and jazz it up a bit on my own. Throwing in some cables and some purling would at least cause me to focus more and become more involved with the craft.

Mark

SAPBrown's picture

I totally understand. I try

I totally understand. I try and challenge myself with each new project. "Know your limits... Test them regularly," is one of the many lessons my bicycle taught me. Personally I find those "mindless" patterns great when I am sitting in front of "the idiot box" (TV).

ronhuber's picture

Lovely work.

Lovely work.

SAPBrown's picture

thanks

thanks

Thunderhorse54's picture

Such an accomplishment for

Such an accomplishment for the first sweater go-around!!!! I'm very impressed!

SAPBrown's picture

First completed, not first

First completed, not first attempt.
Thank You

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a very nice looking

That is a very nice looking sweater. Congratulations.

SAPBrown's picture

Thanks, wearing it with

Thanks, wearing it with pride.

Nehkhasi's picture

Looking good there SAP! Love

Looking good there SAP! Love that color too..... So versatile, It can go with just about anything!

SAPBrown's picture

Thank you, I was afraid it

Thank you,
I was afraid it might be kind of plain so I added the stitch pattern. Colors intermediate me; I tend to stay with neutral tones.
Your color choices are inspiring. Maybe someday I will be so brave.

Nehkhasi's picture

Sometimes plain is the best,

Sometimes plain is the best, but I would rather say classic! Like Pea Coats and Navy Blue Blazers, Levis, etc. Some of the best and long held and classic pieces are like that. I do like strong color, but the color that you've used here, looks like camel. I love colors that are in that range because they can work with jeans of every color, khakis of every color, dress slacks of many colors, even classic plaid, herringbone and hounds tooth.You are going to be able to get lots of beautiful wear from it!

SAPBrown's picture

The color is "Buff" closer to

The color is "Buff" closer to cream than khaki. I picked it for it's versatility. I am thinking either a grey or charcoal heather, or possibly tweed for my next sweater.

phew's picture

Whoa! is that impressive and

Whoa! is that impressive and you say it is your first sweater? Congratulations!

SAPBrown's picture

Thanks, To be truthful, my

Thanks,
To be truthful, my first "completed" sweater. I aborted set in sleeve, and a top down raglan (found a YO back in the "yoke" section, 3 skeins later, it kept haunting me).