Friday, December 31, 2010

Last FO of 2010

Happy New Year to everyone out there in the blogosphere! I hope that 2011 will be great year for you all.

This is my last finished object for 2010. It is a cardigan-stole, more or less. It wears like a stole in the back, but the front feels like a long slouchy cardi. The yarn is Shepherd's Wool from Stonehenge Fiber Mill. I think this yarn is probably one of my favorite worsted weight wool yarns. It's really soft against the skin, comfy to knit with, and reasonably priced. The pattern is self-designed. I wanted to make something like this after finishing the textured cardi, which also wears like a stole on the back. I wanted something shorter and without the inverted V back.

This garment doesn't look that interesting from the back when photographed, but up close and personal, the texture stitching is sort of nice. The color in this back photo is much closer to the actual teal color.


yoel said...

Happy new year! The stole-cardi looks so comfortable and versatile. And the color is just fabulous! Wonderful job as always!

knitseashore said...

Happy New Year! I agree with your comments about a stole being tough to keep in place around your shoulders. I knit several of them a few years ago, but I don't wear them as much as I thought I would. Maybe a pin would help?

I love the teal green color you choose for your cardi, and I think it's going to be a perfect solution to the stole issue!