YIP.9.3 – Whisper, originally uploaded by earthchick.
After feeling a little iffy about the last two sweaters I’ve knit (actually the last three, but I totally changed my mind about the first of those three), it’s so nice to have finished one that is undoubtedly a winner. I love it so much, and I feel so good in it!
I started this cardi in June with thoughts of a summer sweater to be paired with a cute little sundress I was planning to make. I finished the sweater at the end of August, just in time for fall weather. In the end, tht’s all right, because I think this is a nice color for fall.
pattern: Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, Interweave Knits Spring 2009
yarn: Earthly Hues Vines (laceweight) in “Butter,” a gorgeous soft yellow, dyed with natural extracts and plant fibers (if I remember correctly, this one was dyed with osage orange). I won this yarn in a breast cancer fundraiser from Mel last fall, and I love it so much. Because of how I received this yarn, when I wear it I feel close to Mel and to my grandmother and my friend Sara, who I donated to Mel’s walk in memory of.
needles: size 7, size 4, and size 2. Doing three inches of ribbing on size 2s nearly did me in, but now that I’m done it was totally worth it!
dates: June 29-August 29
verdict: LOVE. lovelovelovelovelove. Did I mention that I love it? Yellow is not a characteristic color for me, so it feel like a nice change. And I love the way it feels to slip something this weight on. It almost makes me want to knit a whole lot more sweaters in laceweight. Except not.
Love that ribbing, even though making it made me want to cry.
Oh wowza this looks great on you! Color me jealous:)
this came out so great! I don’t know if I would have survived a lace weight sweater!
So pretty — very nice color choice!
That looks great!
2 inches of ribbing in any weight yarn tends to make me go all chin-quivery!
Wonderful. You actually had we thinking about doing it until you mentioned 2 DPNs. Bleh. But absolutely beautiful.
Beautiful sweater. I am not a big yellow fan but I love that color.
xo, a knitted reminder of some wonderful people, there’s no better life for a knit. I love that. And your support meant so much.
i’ve been waiting to make this for a few months, but now I’m thinking…what are you waiting for…..
Oh, I’m glad you knitted this! I love my Whisper cardigan 🙂 It looks great on you! The ribbing made me want to cry, too, but it’s so worth it.
Very pretty! I’ve heard that some people have had problems with this pattern, but yours turned out great!
This looks great on you! I love butter yellow. 🙂
i never knit summer stuff, but i’d totally knit that. cute!
The cardi looks great on you! That’s an awesome color – goes with many things, but not boring!