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sort of Sylph

November 13, 2008

It’s a story so cliche, only the late Don LaFontaine could make it exciting: Girl falls for yarn, girl weds yarn to pattern, girl modifies pattern, girl almost runs out of yarn but manages to squeak by. The end.



yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
pattern: Sylph Cardigan by Robin Melanson. Modified with a custom-made and strange mix of measurements, top-down sleeves (to accommodate my amount of yarn), adjusted body st. pattern (to account for textured yarn), and no ruffles (do I need to tell you what I’m accommodating here?).


I’m happy with this one. I started knitting it in May or June and finished in October. Not bad, the way things are going around here! But I do love the color of this yarn (see top pictures for closest representation). It is subtle and almost neutral, but with a surprising depth.

And ah, doesn’t it reflect orange so nicely?




(Oh, and girl uses earrings to close cardigan when she doesn’t have the recommended closures. That could be the thrilling plot twist!)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2008 4:56 pm

    That’s a great sweater!

  2. November 13, 2008 5:51 pm

    I love your modifications – it looks great on you!

  3. Bria permalink
    November 13, 2008 5:53 pm

    I. Love. This!!! (and the skirt from the previous post, by the by)

  4. November 13, 2008 7:21 pm

    I love it! I love how unfussy it looks, totally classic and cool. Great job!

  5. November 14, 2008 1:16 pm

    Good story! I especially love the ending…you in a darling sweater.

  6. November 15, 2008 8:51 am

    It’s a perfect fit! Congratulations!

  7. November 17, 2008 12:43 pm

    It looks great! The sleeves turned out the perfect length. The “closures” work well. =)

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