I just finished my first sweater in time for the holidays.
for more info:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sapbrown/slipped-stripes-cardigan
Whoa! is that impressive and you say it is your first sweater? Congratulations!
To be truthful, my first "completed" sweater. I aborted set in sleeve, and a top down raglan (found a YO back in the "yoke" section, 3 skeins later, it kept haunting me).
Looking good there SAP! Love that color too..... So versatile, It can go with just about anything!
I was afraid it might be kind of plain so I added the stitch pattern. Colors intermediate me; I tend to stay with neutral tones.
Your color choices are inspiring. Maybe someday I will be so brave.
Sometimes plain is the best, but I would rather say classic! Like Pea Coats and Navy Blue Blazers, Levis, etc. Some of the best and long held and classic pieces are like that. I do like strong color, but the color that you've used here, looks like camel. I love colors that are in that range because they can work with jeans of every color, khakis of every color, dress slacks of many colors, even classic plaid, herringbone and hounds tooth.You are going to be able to get lots of beautiful wear from it!
The color is "Buff" closer to cream than khaki. I picked it for it's versatility. I am thinking either a grey or charcoal heather, or possibly tweed for my next sweater.
That is a very nice looking sweater. Congratulations.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Thanks, wearing it with pride.
Such an accomplishment for the first sweater go-around!!!! I'm very impressed!
First completed, not first attempt.
Beautiful job! The color and execution are stellar!
Thanks for such high praise.
I must admit, the stitch pattern is rather mindless. No purls (on the RS).
I am in the middle of a raglan sweater now and have just completed the yoke, so I am now into the mindless stokinette stitching. Thankfully, I have a pair of socks on the side that I can grab and use for a diversion. Both patterns are painfully simple. I think I'm ready to take a simple raglan and jazz it up a bit on my own. Throwing in some cables and some purling would at least cause me to focus more and become more involved with the craft.
I totally understand. I try and challenge myself with each new project. "Know your limits... Test them regularly," is one of the many lessons my bicycle taught me. Personally I find those "mindless" patterns great when I am sitting in front of "the idiot box" (TV).