17.2.12

FO: Gramps Cardigan


It's been a long time since I've done an FO Friday.  Actually, according to Ravelry I have not looked at the FO Friday thread in six months.  But participating in the Blog Hub Swap has made me more determined to revamp the blog and participate more.

But enough dithering -- you just came here to see the FO, right?


This is the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates (the grown up version).  I knit it up in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Opal Heather and it took about ten of the twelve skeins I bought.  I can not say enough good things about this pattern.  It is brilliant.  Kate has given a wealth of sizes as well as explained what kind of ease would lead to what fit.  I knit mine as the size medium, which gave me just the tiniest bit of ease around a tshirt.

The only modification I made was to knit the sleeves two at a time before I started the body of the sweater.  This was partly because I wanted to see if it would speed the process along (it did) and partly because I wanted to have something portable and distracting while I waited for my thesis defense.  I managed to miscross one of the cables, but decided to leave it rather than picking out all of that work.  It's not an obvious error and reminds me fondly of one of the most stressful days of my life.


I had never used Wool of the Andes before and was surprised how soft it was.  It really is a lovely yarn, and at $2 a ball made this sweater much more affordable.  I'm hoping to try out one of the sport weights later this year for another sweater, but I have too many other things on the needles right now.


You can tell we took these pictures at home because I'm laughing at my mom the entire time.  It was really cold and she kept making faces at me.

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16 comments:

  1. Great sweater! The Wolfram & Hart tee totally makes the look, though.

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    1. Thanks! I always get stopped when I wear that tshirt at home by people who think that it's the law firm Chris worked at for a summer. It leads to a lot of giggling on my part.

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  2. gorgeous! I envy you for making a sweater, that is still something I want to make. I'm still a newby in knitting, so I might wait a bit haha.

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  3. A $20 sweater?! It looks great on you!! I love that pattern.

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  4. LOL, I can tell you look cold...can see you tensing up. GREAT sweater, it really turned out well. Nice work, and congrats on getting it finished. I wasn't aware there was a thread on RAV about FOF, I link up blog wise with Tami.

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  5. That is a nice cardigan - you've done a great job :-)

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  6. That looks wonderful.
    I'm one of those people who would never see a mis-crossed cable until you draw a big fat circle around it. (Which means with my own projects, I have to sit there and trace each cable with my finger multiple times to ensure that they are doing the same thing)

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  7. Love the sweater and you did just a good job on it!

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  8. OMG I LOVE that cardi! You did a wonderful job on it!

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  9. What a beautiful sweater. This will keep you warm all winter! I also love Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - I made my husband a sweater in it and he loves it.

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  10. Such a lovely cardigan. It looks like a really nicely fitting garment.

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  11. The cardigan looks great! :)

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  12. Wow, it's gorgeous! You should be really proud! And don't worry about any miscrossed cables... absolutely no one but a serious knitter (and probably not many of those, even!) will notice :-)

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