Friday, January 25, 2013

FO: Quasi peplum cardigan

My latest finished object is from an improvised pattern. The yarn is Fibranatura Heaven. This might be a discontinued yarn, as I got it at a deep discount, along with the cream colored batch that I used for this sweater. I wanted to do something with some gathers since that would require more yarn than the normal cardigan and I had a ton of yarn. I didn't want the bulk of a full peplum, so I ended up with this quasi peplum cardi. The borders are seed stitch, and the stitch pattern at the waist is something called a "ripple" stitch that I found in one of my stitch pattern books. I used it way back in time on this skirt. It pulls the fabric in with a tighter gauge and is quite stretchy. I decided to use big snaps for the sweater closure so the buttons are decorative. I used some felt between the snaps and the yarn fabric to keep everything sturdy. I think I would have liked this sweater in a heavier yarn of the same gauge, but I'm pretty happy with it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect.

Chloe

Jess said...

I found your blog through Knittymuggins. This sweater is beautiful!

Sherry Glover said...

I love this sweater.

Anonymous said...

Stumbled on this on Ravelry, Betty, and it is one of my favorite designs perhaps of all time and something I can never find anything like in published patterns. It is just so flattering and hits all the right places. Since it is a personal pattern I guess I will just have to keep looking!