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FO Friday ~ Low Tide Cardigan

Wow!  It’s been three weeks since my last post.  I’ve been battling a respiratory infection that just won’t go away.  I’ve been low on energy and motivation to blog.  I’m feeling much, much better now.  Through it all I plugged away on knitting and I’m pleased to introduce my first sweater for 2013.

2.24.13-2

Low Tide Cardigan by tincanknits
Yarn ::  Aslan Trends Santa Fe, 778 yds
Needles ::  US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm)
CO 12.31.12, BO 2.23.13

Modifications ::  I followed the designer’s advice (in the pattern comments on Ravelry) and changed the front edging so it wouldn’t be quite so long and pointed at the bottom.  I knit additional rows to lengthen the cap sleeves a bit.

The pattern calls for buttons at the edge of the lace portion.  I’ve used a shawl pin (a gift from my DIL) and have some vintage buttons that might work well if I decided to do that.  The photo really doesn’t do justice to this cardigan.  This yarn is so hard to photograph and there hadn’t been much sun around when I got tired of waiting and took this picture.  I LOVE this cardigan and yarn and couldn’t be more pleased.  I’m definitely inspired to cast on for another sweater soon.

Be sure to check out the other FO posts at Tami’s.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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