Celery Cardigan

March 04, 2011

Another lovely Veera design, Celery Cardigan in Malabrigo Sock. Seems I have a little crush on Veera, I have made two of her designs this year already and have a few more in my queue.

This pattern moves along pretty quickly, knit top down in one piece. It is wool, but very light as it is knit in a looser gauge than is meant for this yarn. I think it will be a great warm weather cardi and will put it away until summer. I am cold with the very slightest movement of air, most especially with AC, so most summer days I am in a light cardi like this. I made a few mods which I have noted here on my Ravelry page.

It has a pretty neck detail. Nice shaping and hooks and eyes are cute.

The front edges have a rippled flair. The border is created using short rows.
Malabrigo Sock is a dreamy soft wool that I would mummify myself in if I could. It has it's issues with inconsistent colors, each one of my 3 skeins was very different so I had to alternate rows with 2 skeins at a time, which stinks, but that is the only wrinkle in the almighty Malabrigo Sock.

This color is Playa and has the look of granite and matches my Channel Black Pearl to a "t".
Bloggers have been writing about what's on their DVR and I have a really good one on mine. I had never seen Vatel, but recorded it and watched it while other (talky) folks were in the room and a complicated knit was on my needles. Mistake. I have saved it for a quiet day and garter stitch. The food scenes, prep and dining. were so crazy, you have to see this movie to understand what I mean! I can't wait to watch it again but this give it the attention it deserves!

PS: Sweater #6 for 2011.

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  1. The design is very interesting and looks great on you. I like the wavy look it created. Good job!

  2. Lovely! I think that I want one now! Love how you play with the nail colors!

  3. I love this cardigan and can see why you like the Veera designs. I tend to like the finer gauge patterns also so I'll be checking them out. Lovely nail color! ;-)

  4. This is a really great looking sweater. I love the slightly ruffled flair. And I love that it's the perfect excuse to wear Black Pearl!


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