Monday, May 14, 2007

and so it's finished!





This is my first stranded project in a long time. It is my first two handed stranded knitting ever. I am quite happy with the results.
I can see a difference in the evenness of the stitches in the body and the sleeves. The sleeves are more even with less bumps and both the background and the design color are more defined. So I guess practice is the key.
I love red, red is my favorite color and my favorite ever red combined with black. So here we have it!
I have to find buttons or clasps for it, the string that is hanging from the bottom is temporary I basted it to close it and get it on the wooly board.
Pattern Medallion cardigan from Meg Swansen Knitting book
Yarn: Worsted weight Patons Merino
Needles circulars US 7

17 comments:

Margene said...

Very rich and beautiful!!

Diane said...

Wow, congratulations - it's wonderful! I love red & black together too - I'm going to have to check out that pattern. I'm still "crawling" on two color knitting, and have a LOT of practice in front of me!

Diane in Oregon

Tan said...

woooooeeeee! too gorgeous!

Romi said...

Beautifully done! Brava! :)

Laura said...

What a stunning cardigan! No doubt you will hear compliments every single time you wear it. I am with you on red. You need to tackle the Russian Prime next!

KarenS said...

Your sweater is a real beauty. I love red, too, and can never get enough :)

Holly said...

It is really super. And my favorite color combination as well.

It needs pewter buttons or clasps to continue the theme.

Holly in Heidelberg

Marina said...

Fabulous! I know what you mean about improving with practice.

AnneB said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'd never paid much attention to that pattern and I have the book. Will go revisit. Congratulations.

AnneB

AnneB said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'd not paid much attention to that pattern and I have the book. Stunning in those colors. Congratulations

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!

Knitman said...

Just excellent.

cindy said...

I, too,love red and black. I have the same pattern book;now you've made me want to make one myself!!!It's stunning!!!!

Judith said...

Oh Laritza - just stunning!
Judith

Knitterary said...

Stunning! I love that Meg Swansen book.

Leigh said...

It's beautiful! Well done. From where I'm sitting the stitches look perfect on both the body and the sleeves. :)

Jane said...

Very lovely work! I must admit I hate to color knit but I really love when other people are good at it. Bravo!