Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Darling Emma" cardigan



It is finally finished :-))))
Here is my cardigan "Darling Emma" by Joji Locatell.
My project on Ravelry.








The cardigan turned out beautiful. I love it :-)) It was a long project for me, but it was worth all the time and effort. It is a beautiful design and a pretty straight forward knit. The cardi is seamless and knitted form the bottom-up. Collar is joined to the neck stitches as it is being knitted and sleeves are knitted seamless form the top and shaped by short rows. I did do some modification, but they mostly where done to customize the cardigan for me and represent my personal knitting preferences and the fit I like. The instructions are easy to follow. The lace part is very easy and collar joint to the neck stitches is simple to do as well. The short row cap shaping was new to me and took some getting used to. Read more on that and all the other modification I have done in Mods section of my Raverly project page.











I have used Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Silk Solids yarn in Natural. The yarn is just fabulous :-)) First time knitting with it and I love it. 20 % silk content makes all the difference. The knitted fabric after washing became very silky and drapes beautifully. It stretched slightly, mostly in length of cardi, but not in the width. Sleeves did not stretched. The cardigan has luxurious feel to me :-))
Thank you Joji for the opportunity to test-knit ” Emma”. I will surely enjoy wearing this cardi :-))


15 comments:

Cler said...

Динуля - какой изящный, элегантный кардиган! Очень тебе идет!

Anna said...

I am glad to see the final photos! It turned out just perfect, you look very elegant.

Fatinika said...

Очень красиво, и как выполнено здорово! Браво!

elenalionne said...

Диночка, мне ОЧЕНЬ нравится кардиган: элегантный, нарядный, уютный... Прекрасно!!!

Wioletta G. said...

Śliczny cardigan, szczególnie podoba mi się jak jest zrobiony kołmnierz. Pozdrawiam:)

Diana said...

Девушки спасибо огромное за добрые слова и поддержку :-)) это был мучительный и долгий проект c множеством проблем, но результатом я очень довольна и буду носить с удовольствием :-))
Лёгких всем петелек,
Дина

Diana said...

Wioletta G, Thank you so much :-))

Diana said...

Anna thank you so much for all your support with this project :-))

Matilda said...

Смотрится потрясающе!!! Очень Вам идёт!!!

Diana said...

Матильда спасибо большое :-))

helena said...

It is very stylish and suits you perfectly :)

Madam Butterfly said...

Diana, this was an extensive project and I am glad you've completed it to your satisfaction!
Sorry I am late with my congrats. :( all the festivities and lots of work keep me from reading blogs.

Diana said...

Helena, Lidia... Thank you :-))

Irina M said...

Sorry not to comment right away! I love the white color choice, it looks fabulous!

Diana said...

Better late then never ;-)))
Thank you :-))
Hugs and kisses :-))

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