FO: Icy Mint Vintage Cardigan

Project Details

Pattern: Golden Vintage Cardigan, by Thea Colman. Available here



Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 ply, in Icy Mint (discontinued colour). The yarn itself was nice to knit with, but I hated the colour every step of the way. I'm not even sure why I purchased the colour in the first place, but it was sitting languishing in my stash so I decided I better knit something with it...


Needles 4.25mm , to get gauge. I noticed my little Clover needles were in between standard needle sizes, and thank goodness for that ;)

Comments
Very simple, easy to knit cardigan which produces a cute, classic result. While im not overly impressed with the colour of the cardigan, I would definitely reknit this in something more wearable (black, red, greys, whatever... just not icy mint).


Other mods which you might consider (and I would should I knit another) is to reinforce the button band with some cosgrain ribbon as it is fairly weak, and perhaps lengthen it.

11 comments:

  sue

11:22 AM, February 17, 2009

I think the icy mint looks nice although I would probably wear it more in another color. I think reinforcing the buttonband is a good idea as cotton always tends to sag a bit later on.

  soknitpicky

11:41 PM, February 17, 2009

I like it, but I know how disappointing it is if you're not completely satisfied with a project. Have you thought about dyeing it into some other color?

  Andrea

4:15 AM, February 18, 2009

I love this cardigan and I love the colour - perhaps you warm to it if you wore it differently: try different blue shades with it to make it look like the ocean with a clear sky :-)

  crochetgurl

6:56 AM, February 18, 2009

I still think it looks gorgeous and perfect for welcoming spring!

  Kae

2:48 PM, February 18, 2009

soknitpicky: i never even thought of dying it! but i've never dyed anything before so it will be interesting :) But seeing as though i dont even like this colour, i don't have anything to lose do it! =D

  Team Knit !

1:08 AM, February 20, 2009

So pretty! I love that colour, it's so fresh and spring-y. Great job!!

- Julie

  Leslie

6:23 AM, February 20, 2009

The sweater is really beautiful, but like the others, try dying it a darker color if you think you'll wear it more! Makes me want to make one, it's so nice!

  Genevieve

3:03 AM, March 03, 2009

I love the cardi, and I actually love the color too, but I agree if you're not going to wear it, try dying it. Sounds fun!

  Lucksmy

7:33 AM, March 05, 2009

I like the colour and it looks great!

  Mohawk Girl

10:22 AM, March 11, 2009

That is such a nice and pretty simple cardi. The colour looks quite nice in the photos, I guess maybe in person it may look different.

  andrea

1:25 AM, April 13, 2009

I just stumbled across your blog, and I was going to leave a comment suggesting you dye it...but lots of people beat me to it! Dying fabric/yarn is insanely fun...post the results if you decide to go through with it.