Friday, June 11, 2010

Another UFO is done!

Sorry for the absence. I haven't had internet connection for the last 2 weeks. After 2 weeks of dealing with bad customer service and missed appointments (they missed 3 appointments), I was surprised they showed up at all today. Our appointment today was from 8am-11am and of course they showed up after 11am. Enough of my ranting. I have a lot of catching up to do.
I got this yarn after the Artfibers Yarn Tasting. It's a tape yarn that normally I wouldn't be attracted to. But I was able to swatch with it at the Yarn Tasting and really liked the yarn when it was knit up.

I ordered enough for a pattern that I wanted to make, but it didn't work out at all. The yarn is considered a Bulky weight, but in my opinion, it's more like a heavy worsted weight. So refusing to give up, I came across Kirsten's free pattern and it worked out perfectly.It's been in the UFO pile for a while now, but now it's done! The only thing that I did differently was to knit the sleeves last. I also knit them at the same time with the magic loop method. I wanted to use up every last inch of this yarn because I don't like having small amount of
leftovers.

This little cardigan is quite warm. It will be a perfect cover up for when I am dining in restaurants with heavy air conditioning this Summer.

Pattern: Sunkist by Kirsten Kapur, free pattern on Ravelry or from her website.
Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm and US 10 - 6.0 mm
Yarn: 400 yards of Artfibers Zoftig in color: 10 Gray

19 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Beeee-autiful!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

This is FABULOUS! And such unusual yarn! Nice job.

sue said...

It is gorgeous! Perfect color too.

opportunityknits said...

So pretty, the pattern, the colour, the fit! I wouldn't have known it was tape yarn ... I have the same feeling about tape yarn.

Jennie said...

I hate not having internet, I feel like something is missing =)
Love the cardigan, so cute & grey goes with everything.

hetty said...

Beautiful!

littlebirdbigcity said...

i love it. wonderful work, as always.

Sayschnicklefritz said...

A good lesson in the benefits reaching for the unexpected. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

craftivore said...

A very pretty, simple cardi. I bet it will be one of the most used ones that you have. I like the name of the yarn, so close to zaftig.

Rima said...

Ooh cute! Turned out great! Looks real nice with that dress (?)

Hannah said...

Amazing! This truly looks better than store-bought.

caitlyn said...

It's gorgeous and so very elegant! Great job!

Corrie said...

oh its gorgeous the colour, pattern, everything! I think it would look great with jeans!

Corrie:)

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous cardigan! It looks so versatile and comfortable. The yarn is beautiful!

rhymeswithspoon said...

What a beautiful cardigan!!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is a very very pretty cardi. You do such amazing work.

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rohanknitter said...

How frustrating - no internet for 2 weeks!! That is very lovely - how neat that you could swatch and ended up with yarn you might not have bought otherwise.

sarah said...

ooooo! I love it! I want to see it in person now. I"m glad both of our Zoftig adventures ended well.

Luciane said...

lindo!!!Parabéns, já estive passeando algumas vezes pelo seu blog e sempre gosto muito de que vejo.Lu